Time is on their side: Farmers' spring planting unfazed by Mother Nature

Last week's fleeting moment of spring followed by Monday's light dusting of snow left just about every East Central Illinoisan bitter. But far more eager for warmer weather is the central Illinois farmer.

"This was our intended start day to plant corn," said Brian Anderson, a retired vice president of the former Peoples State Bank of Mansfield, now First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust.

Breakfast of Champions shines spotlight on students for good work

Mahomet-Seymour High School held its spring semester Breakfast of Champions recognition program last week.

Hosted by the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports team, the Breakfast of Champion event rewards students for positive behavior and has done so for the last six years.

Meet the new village employee: Kouzmanoff becomes finance, human resources director

Robert Kouzmanoff is the new finance and human resources director at the village of Mahomet. Kouzmanoff grew up in Champaign, but also attended school in Mahomet and Weldon. After high school in Champaign, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a military policeman and served one combat deployment to Iraq.

Precautionary measures: Bills propose oversight, notice requirements after natural gas leaks

State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, proposed two pieces of legislation Thursday concerning the Mahomet Aquifer natural gas leak. The bundled legislation pertains to the oversight and notice requirements of below-ground natural gas storage sites.

'It's about getting out there': Runners race for a cause at Lake of the Woods

Fog and chances for rain were no match for approximately 100 athletes who lined the stop sign near the Elks Pavilion at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday to participate in the Mahomet Public Library's 5K run/walk and 10K run.

"I've been running to lose weight and to be healthier," 10K runner Samantha McCauley of Mahomet said.

Obituaries for April 20, 2018

Heather Clarke

MAHOMET — Heather N. Clarke, 19, of Mahomet died Monday (April 16, 2018).

She was born Sept. 17, 1998, in Denver, the daughter of Becky (Clodfelter) Clarke of Mahomet and Tim Clarke of Illiopolis.

'We're hometown proud': Mahomet IGA happy to serve community

Each week, we interview a business in town. This week, Brooks Marsh, co-owner of the Mahomet IGA, recently sat down with The Mahomet Citizen's Emily Jankauski.

Twenty one years ago, Brooks Marsh moved to Mahomet after growing up on a cattle ranch in Plentywood, Mont., which he described as "the most desolate part of Montana near the Canadian border."

Leaving the court: Chad Benedict to take on new administrative role

MAHOMET — One of the area's most stable boys' basketball coaching positions will be vacated, it was announced Monday, as longtime Mahomet-Seymour leader Chad Benedict will step down to accept an assistant principal position at the high school.

Obituaries for April 13, 2018

John Garrison

SADORUS — John W. Garrison, 55, of Sadorus passed from this life at 9 a.m. Tuesday (April 3, 2018).

Lincoln Trail students trek around the world during HANDS event

Opening sights and senses, the 23rd annual Heritage and National Differences Study (HANDS) Around the World Event had students experiencing activities, listening to music and presentations and tasting food from 23 other cultures.


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