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Anybody passing by can enjoy “Cross Pollination,” a metal sculpture now on display outside Bridle Brook in Mahomet.
But its creator had a specific audience in mind when she chose the location. It’s right outside the window belonging to her mother, Bridle Brook resident Grace Rojek.
“It wasn’t really built for her, but I knew she’d love it,” artist Christine Rojek said.
Staff and board members from the Sangamon Valley Public Water District gathered with representatives from engineering firm Fehr Graham and Curry Construction to celebrate groundbreaking for the district’s new water treatment plant.
Mahomet-Seymour’s graduation ceremony is changing venues this year.
Anyone who’s been to commencement in the past few years knows it can be an ordeal, Principal Shannon Cheek said, citing frequent complaints about poor sound quality, cramped seating and—above all—the oppressive heat.
“This has been a topic of conversation for many years,” he said.
The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled its candidate forum set for Oct. 23.
Chamber Director Theresa Berry said that only one of the candidates who was invited would have been able to appear at the event that evening, as the rest had made prior commitments.
The Chamber invites local and statewide candidates to its forums, which include a Q&A session for voters.
A "Trunk or Treat" event planned for Friday on Mahomet's Main Street has been canceled after several businesses slated to participate saw their plans fall through.
Organizers say that they hope to hold the event next year.
In December, the Village of Mahomet bought the former R&S Sales and Service building on Lake of the Woods Road to house its transportation and public works equipment and staff offices.
Now, as their first year in the building winds down, officials are looking to make some improvements—and address issues at the old facility on Center Street.
Last week, purple tires began appearing in the yards of Mahomet residents. It’s not litter—it’s a fundraiser for next spring’s Mini-Relay for Life.
The official Community-Wide Garage Sale map can be found on page 14 of the Oct. 9 Mahomet Citizen, available on news stands late Wednesday.
The sale will be held Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, across Mahomet and the surrounding area.
Cornbelt Fire Protection District volunteer firefighters will be holding an open house at the fire station on Main Street on Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m.
The whole family is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, balloons, and the always popular fire truck rides.
Sparky the Fire Dog will also be on hand to greet children and for picture opportunities.
It's easy to find the Geil home in rural Mahomet. As Phil Geil puts it, "you can't miss the wind turbine."