Mahomet's Kathleen El Koury eager to help people reach personal goals at Insight Therapy

Kathleen El Koury originally wanted to be a dental hygienist as a teen, but after being introduced to therapy, she suddenly changed career tracks.

"I started going to Barnes & Noble and reading all kinds of psychology books and learning about different topics and disorders," she said. "I just fell in love with it."

Big Apple dreams: Oak Street Salon stylists take part in New York Fashion Week

Allison Yeager always had New York Fashion Week on her bucket list, but she had no idea she'd check it off this year.

Mahomet grad Jacob Kuebler becomes Forty Under 40 award winner

Jacob Kuebler was a typical student at Mahomet-Seymour High School who aspired to go to college and move to a big city, but 14 years later, he couldn't picture himself anywhere but Champaign-Urbana.

Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer studio continues building character, providing fun

Madison Ade joined Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer's studio shortly after it opened, and now, 10 years later, she's not looking back.

The 13-year-old is enrolled in a Jazz 3 class and also enjoys dancing along to hip-hop music as well as performing musical theater.

"I really just enjoy dancing in general," Ade said. "It's relaxing and fun."

The hardest part?

Mahomet-Seymour Homecoming

Bulldog pride was on full display during last week’s homecoming celebrations. Activities included hall decorations, class color day, powderpuff football games and a homecoming parade with an “Under the Sea” theme.

Village officials want a vision for the future of Downtown Mahomet

Downtown Mahomet could see vast improvements next year should the board of trustees approve a $45,000 contract later this month. The village seeks a new vision for its downtown with the help of a professional consultant.

Last Friday was the deadline for professional consultants to meet the village's goals laid out in its request for proposals for a Downtown Master Plan.

Bulldog pride on full display during homecoming parade

Orange and blue everything decked the streets of Mahomet during last week's homecoming parade. The parade start time moved from its typical Friday afternoon to Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop hundreds from flocking to the parade route's Division, Elm, Franklin, Main and State streets.

Outstanding Bulldogs: Mahomet-Seymour recognizes second Hall of Fame class

To some, Mahomet is just another dot on a map, but to the second annual Hall of Fame inductees, Mahomet is a special place — one that unites them all.

"There is a tie to that geographic place," said Brian Haag, a Hall of Fame inductee. "There's a lot to be said for that place."

One for all and all for fun: Community gathers at Mahomet Christian Church's fall festival

Mahomet Christian Church's second annual fall festival brought community members together for an afternoon of activities and fellowship.

"It's nice to see everybody," attendee and church member Wilma Dyson said. "It's fun to see people in the community I may not have run into for a long time."

A new tune: Choral directors set to continue a Mahomet-Seymour proud tradition

A standing-room-only pops concert last May to bid farewell to beloved choral instructor Jill Rinkel was quite the introduction for Mahomet-Seymour Junior High's newest choral instructor, Brian Lonergan.

"It was packed the whole way up," Lonergan said. "That was pretty special."

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