Park newest member of school board

Jenny Park is the newest member of the Mahomet-Seymour school board.

Park was appointed Monday night to fill the seat vacated by former board member Val Woodruff, who resigned last month after eight years of service. Superintendent Rick Johnston said that Park was one of two candidates interviewed by the board.

A second chance

When Brian Dougherty moved in with Mahomet residents Robin and Travis Vandiver this spring, he was confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak even his own name. Most of his communication was limited to hand motions.

Looking back at 100 years

Longtime Mahomet resident Mervin Parrett passed away this week, at the age of 100. Here, in a story published in the Citizen in October 2013, he talks about his memories of the community.

Mervin Parrett has seen a lot of changes in his 100 years.

But as a lifelong resident of rural Mahomet, one of the biggest changes has been the way that people get around.

M-S grads sought for new Alumni Association

Did you graduate from Mahomet-Seymour High School?

If so, the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation wants to hear from you.

Volunteers lend a hand with yard work

Volunteers from Mahomet churches are stepping up to help local homeowners tidy up their properties and avoid violating village ordinances.

Entries sought for Homecoming parade

This year’s Homecoming football game is Friday, September 19.  The Homecoming parade will depart from the high school parking lot at 2 p.m. on that day and proceed through downtown.  This year’s homecoming theme is “Under the Sea.” 

MSJH head custodian gets statewide honor

School custodians typically work behind the scenes. But this fall, Mahomet-Seymour Junior High Head Custodian Don Rogers is in the spotlight.

Rogers is the recipient of a "Those Who Excel" award from the Illinois State Board of Education, selected for the honor after a nomination by MSJH administrators.

Sangamon River Music Festival 2014

Sangamon River Music Festival, Aug. 22 & 23, downtown Mahomet. See more photos in the Aug. 28 issue of the Mahomet Citizen!

Band no stranger to River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival will kick off this year with a band that's no stranger to Mahomet.

In fact, they were one of the groups that performed at the inaugural festival—and have returned several times since.

The Tons O' Fun Band will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

A unique tribute to the 1970s

At this year's Sangamon River Music Festival, 1970s tribute band Strung Out will get the opportunity to warm up the crowd for a genuine 1970s band: Head East.

"We're really excited about that," said Jeff Sismelich, who provides guitar, vocals and keyboards for the band. "I've always been a Head East fan, so I'm kind of excited just to be there."


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