MSHS students' drones ready to fly

As the name implies, Bulldog Pride Night—an annual event at Mahomet-Seymour High School—allows students to show off what they’ve learned over the course of the year.

Chamber invites women to Ladies' Night Out

Members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce hope that local women will come out for food, fellowship and fun with friends at the annual Ladies’ Night Out.

“We wanted to try something different,” organizer Martha Wagner said of this year’s event. 

Organizers of Vietnam Wall visit seek volunteers

After over a year of planning, the Wall that Heals is on its way to Mahomet—and organizers of the effort are now looking for volunteers to lend a hand.

“We want this to be a county-wide event,” said Bill Jones, chair of the “Bring the Vietnam Wall to Champaign County” committee. “We want to involve as many people throughout the county as possible.”

School board seeking new member

The newest member of the Mahomet-Seymour school board has resigned, setting off a search for his replacement.

Mahomet resident Jeff Ingrum joined the board in November 2015. He was appointed to serve out the term of former president Terry Greene.

Mahomet to hold partial census

Village leaders are hoping a special census will help enumerate Mahomet’s newest residents—and bring in some extra revenue.

On Tuesday night, members of the board of trustees gave their approval to a plan to hold a partial special census intended to find out how much Mahomet has grown since the federal census in 2010.

Family bearloom

Longtime Mahomet resident LZ Reece passed away this week at the age of 82. Here's a story he told us in 2014 about a unique hunting trip.

Thirty-four years ago, over coffee at the Hen House, Mahomet residents L.Z. Reece and Bud Taylor decided to go on a bear hunt.

USRC to host river showcase

Next Saturday, the Upper Sangamon River Conservancy will host a crash-course on their namesake waterway.

Their first-annual USRC Showcase will highlight the organization’s conservation and recreation efforts on the Sangamon, including river clean-ups, mussel surveys, restoration of the Hazen Bridge and more.

"Addams Family" comes to life at MSHS

Mahomet-Seymour Drama Club will present their spring musical, “The Addams Family,”  this weekend.

The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2009, is based on the spooky lives of the titular family, which has been immortalized over the years in creator Charles Addams' cartoons as well as on TV and film.

Dragon boat team on maiden voyage

It’s a windy 28 degrees on the shores of Homer Lake—hardly ideal conditions for mid-April—but a group of novice boaters are anticipating their maiden voyage.

This is the first launch of the Prairie Dragon Paddlers, a team of breast cancer survivors about to learn the basics of the sport of dragon boating.

Honoring the cancer fight in Mahomet

Organizers of this year’s Mahomet Mini-Relay know that most people in the community have been touched — in one way or another — by cancer.

So they’re hoping Mahomet residents will come out to celebrate hope and the search for a cure.


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