MAYC seeking help for summer programming

With the school year and a first year of the BLAST program now coming to a close, Mahomet Area Youth Club is turning attention to planning for the MAYC summer program that will run from June 9 through August 8 at the MAYC facility on Franklin Street.

Residents weigh in on video gaming

Mahomet's leaders asked for input from residents on repealing the ban on video gaming—and they got it on Tuesday night.

A crowd of about 30 packed the meeting room to offer their input, with the majority urging trustees to keep the ban in place. Members of Mahomet's ministerial alliance presented trustees with petitions signed by members of the community.

Getting a look at the new school

It's no secret that Mahomet-Seymour schools are a top selling point for the village.

But district officials are underlining that point as the countdown to the opening of the new Middletown Prairie school begins.

Preparing for the worst

At Lincoln Trail, Tuesday morning starts with a sound that no one wants to hear inside a school: gunshots.

Uniformed officers race down a hallway, prompted by cries from fleeing students, only to corner the gunman near the door to the gymnasium.

Citizen Way booked for River Fest

Organizers of the Sangamon River Music Festival have booked a group of up-and-coming Christian artists for this year's event.

Citizen Way will perform in downtown Mahomet at noon on Saturday, August 23—the time slot traditionally reserved for contemporary Christian acts at the festival.

Looking ahead to move-in day

As construction crews continue to work on the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour administrators are already looking ahead to move-in day.

They’re scheduled to take possession of the section of the building that houses administrative offices in mid-April, with classroom move-in set for late June or early July.

Changes coming at MSJH

Parents of Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students were notified this week of some major changes at the school next year—changes that are still evolving, administrators say.

Next year the school will transition from a junior-high model to one with the elements of a middle school.

Trustees asked to consider gaming

Local restaurant owners are asking Mahomet’s board of trustees to consider allowing video gaming in the village. Representatives from JT Walker’s and The Wingery came to Tuesday night’s study session to urge leaders to revise the village’s ordinances.

Nighttime lane closures on I-74

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge carrying Lake of the Woods Road over Interstate 74 will have new steel bridge beams erected beginning Tuesday night.

MSHS drama alums back onstage

Two Mahomet-Seymour graduates are using their background in musical theatre to tackle a new challenge: opera.

Sidney Megeff and Destiny Przytulski are part of the cast of the Illinois State University College of Fine Arts production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which opened last weekend.

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