Parking lot sale to help fund play equipment

Bargain-hunters can check out a “parking-lot sale” this weekend at Life Community Church in Mahomet.

Members have donated items for the sale, which will help fund plans to purchase indoor play equipment for the church’s children’s ministry—and give local moms and kids a place to gather. It's scheduled for 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Want to run for school board?

Potential candidates for Mahomet-Seymour’s school board can soon start circulating petitions ahead of this spring’s election.

Nominating petition forms for the April 2, 2015, school board election in the Mahomet-Seymour school district are now available.

48 years of service

In the fall of 1966, former Cornbelt Fire Protection Chief Bud Lindsey was determined to convince his new neighbor, Delmer Castor, to sign up as a volunteer firefighter.

Park newest member of school board

Jenny Park is the newest member of the Mahomet-Seymour school board.

Park was appointed Monday night to fill the seat vacated by former board member Val Woodruff, who resigned last month after eight years of service. Superintendent Rick Johnston said that Park was one of two candidates interviewed by the board.

A second chance

When Brian Dougherty moved in with Mahomet residents Robin and Travis Vandiver this spring, he was confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak even his own name. Most of his communication was limited to hand motions.

Looking back at 100 years

Longtime Mahomet resident Mervin Parrett passed away this week, at the age of 100. Here, in a story published in the Citizen in October 2013, he talks about his memories of the community.

Mervin Parrett has seen a lot of changes in his 100 years.

But as a lifelong resident of rural Mahomet, one of the biggest changes has been the way that people get around.

M-S grads sought for new Alumni Association

Did you graduate from Mahomet-Seymour High School?

If so, the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation wants to hear from you.

Volunteers lend a hand with yard work

Volunteers from Mahomet churches are stepping up to help local homeowners tidy up their properties and avoid violating village ordinances.

Entries sought for Homecoming parade

This year’s Homecoming football game is Friday, September 19.  The Homecoming parade will depart from the high school parking lot at 2 p.m. on that day and proceed through downtown.  This year’s homecoming theme is “Under the Sea.” 

MSJH head custodian gets statewide honor

School custodians typically work behind the scenes. But this fall, Mahomet-Seymour Junior High Head Custodian Don Rogers is in the spotlight.

Rogers is the recipient of a "Those Who Excel" award from the Illinois State Board of Education, selected for the honor after a nomination by MSJH administrators.


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