Band headed back to Fiesta Bowl parade

Come January, members of the Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldogs will once again be ringing in the New Year in Phoenix, Arizona.

The band was selected to march in the Fiesta Bowl parade, which is held each year in late December.

'80s band to headline River Fest

Sangamon River Music Festival organizer David Parsons said last week that ‘80s rock band Jack Russell’s Great White will be a headliner at this year’s event, set for August 28 and 29 in downtown Mahomet.

The band will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

School board candidates weigh in

The crowd was sparse but there were still plenty of questions for office-seekers at the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce's Candidate Forum on Thursday night.

Water rates to see 2-cent increase

Water rates will be going up in Mahomet, following a vote by the board of trustees on Tuesday night.

The board looks at those rates annually. In February, they first saw a proposal to increase water rates by two cents to 38 cents per 100 gallons of usage.

In recent years, water rates have gone up about one cent per year in order to keep up with inflation.

Veteran's novel picked for reading event

Looking for a good book to read on these snowy winter days? Students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High have a suggestion.

Each year, members of the school’s Read Across Mahomet-Seymour group pick a book that they hope will interest both young people and adults and challenge members of the community to read it.

Sidewalk Prophets returning to Riverfest

The Sangamon River Music Festival Committee announced last week that popular Christian band Sidewalk Prophets will be returning for a second appearance.

The band’s first show at River Fest, in 2012, drew one of the largest crowds in the festival’s history.

How you can help

As news of the fire at Lake of the Woods Apartments spread on Friday, Mahomet residents began asking what they could do to help.

"Everybody wants to do something, and there's nothing more frustrating in a situation like this than just waiting," said Kelly Formoso, branch manager of the Champaign office of the American Red Cross.

Countdown to Polar Plunge

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois, will return to Lake of the Woods on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Hundreds of hardy souls are expected to brave the icy waters to support the over 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics programs throughout the state.

Food trucks in Mahomet?

If a pilot program proposed by village leaders moves ahead, food trucks could soon be seen around Mahomet.

On Tuesday night, Village Planner Kelly Pfeifer told the board of trustees that staff have been approached by a business owner interested in operating a food truck.

Kindergarten round-up March 12

Children who will be five years old on or before by September 1, 2015, are eligible by state law for enrollment in public kindergarten.  

In order for the Mahomet-Seymour School District to accommodate student needs for the 2015-2016 educational year, the district needs an accurate estimate of the number of students eligible for enrollment.


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