Speeds on 47 also going down

Drivers on Illinois 47 are slowing down thanks to some new speed limits imposed this month.

In mid-July, the speed limit on the stretch of highway that passes the Briarcliff and Thornewood neighborhoods on the north side of Mahomet was lowered. 

Speed limit lowered to 25

As summer draws to a close, drivers will have to move a little slower on many Mahomet streets.

Good financial news for M-S

The school board got some good news on Monday night as they met amidst a construction site in the Mahomet-Seymour High School commons.

Chief School Business Official Trent Nuxoll reported that the district had, for the first time in several years, finished the fiscal year in the black. 

Speed limits could be going down

 A proposal before the village board would lower the speed limit in residential areas of Mahomet by five miles per hour.

It Takes a Village recipient of donation

Mike Williams Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning presented Mahomet-based It Takes a Village Central Illinois with a $1,000 donation last week for winning the June round of the company’s Facebook contest.

Renovations still on schedule at MSHS

Summer renovation is still on schedule at Mahomet-Seymour High School, despite some additional work required to the building’s roof, officials say.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the school board hired Champaign-based TSI to complete $42,000 in repairs meant to prevent future roof leaks.

Fisher Fair pagant hopefuls

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Fisher Fair Queen on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fisher Fair Grounds. 

Contestants include Taylor Brown, 18, of Fisher; Ashley Price, 20, of Dewey; Alyssa Wilcoxon, 16, of Ogden; Kalista Lutes, 21, of Gifford; and Hayley Bell, 19, of Rantoul.  

July road work scheduled

The Village of Mahomet will resurface sections of Maple Street, Dunbar Street and Walnut Street in July. The construction project will be dependent on weather.  At a later date the village will apply and oil and boiler slag seal coat on the surface.

Week of July 11:

Maple Street, from Center Street to Division

M-S seeking new superintendent

The search is underway for a new superintendent for the Mahomet-Seymour school district.

Current superintendent Rick Johnston, who’s been on the job since 2012, announced this month that he plans to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Sisters make big donation to Wall fund

As visitors take in the Wall that Heals at Lake of the Woods this week, they have the opportunity to drop a little money in the donation boxes at the perimeter of the site.

One donation, though, stood out for the volunteers manning the Wall on Thursday afternoon.


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