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Sangamon River Music Festival 2015 schedule

All events in downtown Mahomet unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Aug. 28

5 - 10 p.m. Carnival rides
5 - 10 p.m. Crafters’ Village, vendors, food court
5 - 11:30 p.m. Lions Club Beer Tent
6- 9 p.m. Bingo
6:10 p.m. Kinnamon Brothers
6:45 p.m. Discount Rhythm Dukes
7:45 p.m. Jury’s Out
9:30 p.m. Jack Russell’s Great White

Saturday, Aug. 29


Marching band to benefit from Crazy K

Want to help out the Marching Bulldogs and get a little muddy at the same time?

You’re in luck, because the Mahomet-Seymour Music Boosters are one of a number of local organizations set to benefit from the 4th annual CarX Crazy K.


Connecticut connection for village name?

There are a lot of theories about how Mahomet got its name, but newly discovered evidence may help solve that longstanding mystery.

“I am fairly convinced that there’s a wealth of evidence that this village is indeed named after the Indian sachem Mahomet Weyonomon,” local historian Greg Pasley told Mahomet’s board of trustees on Tuesday night.


District putting price tag on Sangamon

Mahomet-Seymour officials are looking at putting a price tag on Sangamon School.

On Monday night, commercial appraiser Steve Whitsitt presented the school board with a 96-page appraisal of the 480,000 square foot building and 3.6-acre property.


Local church celebrates 40 years

In March 1975, an advertisement in the pages of the Mahomet Citizen invited anybody interested in starting a Christian Church in the community to come to a meeting.

Forty years later, Mahomet Christian Church is still going strong—and inviting the community to help celebrate their history.


MAYC run marks two decades

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen

For two decades, runners across Central Illinois have been marking their calendars for mid-August.

This Saturday marks the 20th annual Mahomet Half-Marathon and 5K, a fundraiser for Mahomet Area Youth Club that draws competitive and casual runners alike to the streets of Mahomet.


Bake sale, crafts to aid Alzheimer's research efforts

As director of the Memory Care unit at Bridle Brook Senior Living Community, Katie Clements wants people to know that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia aren’t an inevitable part of aging.

“I think people don’t understand that there’s so much science behind Alzheimer’s, and that someday there may be a cure,” she said.


Landmark looking good after 50 years

As people gathered this week to celebrate the 50th birthday of the covered bridge at Lake of the Woods, a single word kept coming up: iconic.

Over the years, the structure has become Mahomet’s most recognizable landmark—and the young professor who designed it, German Gurfinkel, has become one of the most respected members of the engineering faculty at the University of Illinois.


Drop-off to open Aug. 15

A date has been set for the opening of Mahomet's new drop-off site for yard waste.

It'll be open to Village of Mahomet residents only on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon at the public works facility on Lake of the Woods Road. Residents dropping off brush and limbs will be asked to show a photo ID that includes their address.


Museum part of "selfie" promotion

By KAYTLIN WORKMAN
For the Mahomet Citizen

School may be out, but local kids and families are still learning—and having fun at the same time—at local museums.

Attendance at the Museum of the Grand Prairie has increased steadily this summer, drawing guests in with numerous free programs and a few technological incentives.


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