Meet the bands of River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival is coming to Mahomet this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Here's a brief rundown of the bands who'll take the stage. For more, check out this week's Mahomet Citizen.


6:30 p.m. Jury's Out

Students check out MSHS remodel

As soon as students walked through the doors of Mahomet-Seymour High School on Monday morning, it was clear something was different.

The entryway—formerly filled with dark brick—was brighter, and at the top of the steps up ahead they could see that the newly remodeled library now opened into the commons area.

Local cook a semifinalist in recipe contest

Home cook and prolific recipe creator Linda Cifuentes of Mahomet is a semifinalist in a search for “America’s Best Recipe” sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

Her recipe for Pumpkin Stuffed Shells is one of 11 semifinalists selected from the Midwest. An online vote between now and Aug. 24 will be held to determine who will move on to the finalist round.

Fencing latest upgrade on tap for Taylor

It’s been a year of changes and upgrades at one of Mahomet’s most-used parks, and those changes aren’t over yet.

On Tuesday night, village trustees okayed a plan to replace fencing on both ball diamonds at Taylor Field. 

Countdown to the school bell

With only a week left before the first day of classes, the Mahomet-Seymour school board got an update on summer renovation projects at their Monday night meeting. The board also toured Mahomet-Seymour High School, where work was still underway.

At MSHS, crews are “working around the clock to get things done,” Superintendent Rick Johnston said.

Church reaping the harvest at community garden

For the Mahomet Citizen

Lutheran Church of Mahomet members are starting to reap the fruit of their labors as the community garden they planted is yielding summer’s bounty.  

Volunteers sought for River Fest

As the dates for the Sangamon River Music Festival get closer, organizers are hoping that local residents step up to lend a hand.

Website aims to attract commercial development

The target audience for, a new village website, isn’t local residents.

Instead, it’s an effort to provide information about Mahomet and the surrounding area to commercial developers looking to site businesses.

Screenwriters in spotlight at Pens to Lens

Two young screenwriters from Mahomet are getting a small taste of Hollywood this month, as short films based on scripts they wrote premiere on the big screen. 

Minor delays for firehouse project

This week, contractors began work on the roof of the new Cornbelt firehouse on Franklin Street. The project, which has been going on since the spring, has seen a few minor setbacks—but fire district leaders say that they’re still on target to move into the new building this fall.


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