Park project on hold for now

After bids came in much higher than expected, members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board opted to put plans for Middletown Park on hold.

Those bids were opened last Thursday, Damien Schlitt  of BLDD Architects told the board on Monday night. Only two general contractors submitted a bid and “they just weren’t very hungry,” Schlitt said. “They weren’t being competitive.”

Car show set for July 5

After the fireworks have faded, auto enthusiasts from across the area will descend on downtown Mahomet for the annual Mahomet Auto Fest.

Last year’s event boasted 135 cars on display, “so we’re hoping for at least that many” at this year’s show, set for July 5,  said Theresa Berry of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce.

Board okays animal control contract

Village leaders voted Tuesday night not to renew their contract with Champaign County Animal Control—but opted to continue working with the county for impound services.

New animal control plan on the table

A new proposal before the Board of Trustees would shift responsibility for loose dogs in Mahomet away from Champaign County Animal Control.

The change is in response to increased animal control costs levied on municipalities by the Champaign County Board.

Last day on the job for fire chief

Friday was Cornbelt Fire Protection District Chief Lloyd Galey's last day at work—and it came a little earlier than previously expected.

M-S headed to Apollo Conference

District officials announced Friday that Mahomet-Seymour will be joining the Apollo Conference in 2017, pending approval by the school board.

At the June 22 meeting, the board will be asked to okay the plan, which would put M-S into competition with Charleston, Effingham, Mattoon, Taylorville and other larger schools to the south.

Volunteers sought for Freedom Fest

If you enjoy the Fourth of July celebration at Lake of the Woods each summer, organizers hope you’ll take it a step further and join them in making the event possible.

“This is really a community event,” said Pat Simpson, volunteer coordinator for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District.

Senior Awards Night 2015

Scholarship winners from Mahomet-Seymour High School's Senior Awards Night:

Exhibit honoring Navy ship to visit Mahomet

A piece of United States Navy history will visit Mahomet on Saturday, as the U.S.S. Wainwright Traveling Museum makes a stop at Mahomet IGA.

The exhibit includes artifacts and history about the historic vessel, now decommissioned.

Mahomet-Seymour Class of 2015

For the first time in the school's history, graduation was held offsite—at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. See more highlights from last Friday night's ceremony in this week's Mahomet Citizen.


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