River Fest organizers announce headliners

Sangamon River Music Festival organizers have announced the 2017 headliners, billing Saturday night’s concert lineup as “32 Top 20 Singles - One Stage - One Night - Two Country Music Stars.”

M-S hires contractor for new school

A familiar firm will have the responsibility for constructing a new addition to Middletown Prairie.

Rummel named Director of Instruction

The Mahomet-Seymour school board has filled another impending vacancy in its administrative team.

At Monday night’s meeting, they voted to approve the hire of Nicole Rummel as Director of Instruction.

Lifesaving partnership

Since Mahomet Police equipped their squad cars with cardiac defibrillators a few years ago, they’ve been used in life-or-death situations.

Neighbors question proposed development

During a marathon four-hour meeting on Tuesday night, members of the village’s Plan and Zoning Commission considered rezoning the undeveloped land between Sandy Ridge and Hunters Ridge for commercial and residential use.

Room for growth

A grant has given the agriculture program at Mahomet-Seymour High School the opportunity to expand—literally.

Over Christmas break, workers demolished one wall of the school’s ag classroom and moved it back by nine feet, making the room bigger to accommodate the growing number of students taking those courses.

River Fest organizers make first concert announcement

This week, organizers  of the Sangamon River Music Festival made their first concert announcement. We Are Messengers will take the stage at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the latest act to headline the festival’s popular Christian music  slot.

Chairman David Parsons said that organizers are excited to bring the band to the festival. 

Special connection

Whenever Glenwood Assisted Living resident Eva Collins plans to be out of the building at dinnertime, she makes sure to call the front desk to order a dinner tray.

Sometimes it’s because she’s planning to have her hair done; other times, she goes out with one of her daughters. Each time, staff get the message.

MAYC hires new director

Leaders at the Mahomet Area Youth Club have chosen a new executive director: Mahomet resident Chad Hoffman.

It’s a transition not only for MAYC, but a professional one for Hoffman as well.

An up-close look at the inauguration

Mahomet resident Maddie Fugate had a closer view of President Donald Trump’s inauguration than most. The high school senior got to attend the swearing-in ceremony and check out some of the other inaugural festivities in person as part of a youth leadership program.


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