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.

Car show continues to grow

Turnout has been rising over the past few years for the annual Mahomet Auto Fest, and this year organizers are hoping to hit a round number of entries: 200.

Last year, 175 proud car owners entered their automobiles in the show, which is held on Mahomet’s Main Street on the Fourth of July weekend.

Agency plans senior housing in Mahomet

Plans are underway by the Housing Authority of Champaign County to build apartments for senior citizens in Mahomet.

The $2 million project calls for 18 one-bedroom, one-story units with attached one-car garages. It’ll be built on a 2.52-acre site on Prairieview Road adjacent to the Prairie Crossing subdivision.

More upgrades on tap for Taylor Fields

Last year, the north ball diamond at Taylor Fields got an upgrade. Now, it’s the south diamond’s turn for some attention.

“This is phase two of our plan,” Parks and Recreation Director Dan Waldinger told members of the village board of trustees at a special meeting on Tuesday night.

I-74 work to detour Wall procession

Ongoing road work on Interstate 74 means a change of plans for a patriotic procession this week.

The motorcade escorting a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was intended to start  in St. Joseph Wednesday morning and travel to Lake of the Woods via I-74. 

Legion collecting retired flags

June 14 is Flag Day. It is a day to fly the U.S. flag and show our patriotism. It is also a day when, since 1937, the American Legion  disposes of unserviceable flags. 

American Legion Post 1015 of Mahomet will hold their Unserviceable Flag Ceremony at 6 p.m. on
June 14. 

Benefit planned for local family

When a group of local women learned that a friend was facing a difficult battle, they leapt into action.

On June 8, they’ll host a benefit for Mahomet resident Laura Bice and her family. Bice was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago.

MAYC gearing up for auction, barn dance

Mahomet Area Youth Club is gearing up for its biggest annual fundraiser, the annual Boot Scootin’ Auction and Barn Dance, set for next weekend.

Choir to host big garage sale

This weekend, shoppers will have the chance to visit dozens of garage sales—all in one place.

Trustees pass budget

After months of preparation and review, the board of trustees passed a budget for the Village of Mahomet on Tuesday night—a task that Acting Village President Sean Widener said is “probably the most important job we have” as elected officials.


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