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Chad Benedict joins us for our weekly chat

Chad Benedict is the assistant principal at Mahomet-Seymour High School. He and his family have lived in Mahomet for 13 years. Benedict and his wife, Becky, are both employed by the Mahomet-Seymour school district. The Benedicts live on a small farm, and their family is involved with raising and showing Hereford cattle.

 


Meet Medic 2277: Cornbelt, Carle offer better coverage with new agreement

MAHOMET — A shiny red vehicle turned heads on Main Street Monday morning, rolling out of Cornbelt Fire Protection District's firehouse, but this time it wasn't a fire engine.

Medic 2277, a new ambulance, responded to its first call following an agreement made between Cornbelt and Carle Arrow Ambulance last week.


M-S school board candidate profile series: Jenny Park

Voters will cast their ballot for four open seats on the Mahomet-Seymour board of education during the consolidated general election. Those asking for your vote include Julie Cebulski, Meghan Hennesy, Jeremy Henrichs, Ken Keefe, Jenny Park, Lance Raver, Colleen Schultz and Jason Tompkins. Each week, we will feature one candidate (in alphabetical order) in a Q&A style.


Leaders of the pack: Two M-S seniors recognized as Good Citizens

MAHOMET — Ellen Bushell and Jordan Veldman have a good reason to be proud of themselves.


It Takes a Village expands efforts, moves location

MAHOMET — Jackie Butler and Heather Denam had no idea they would be the difference makers in so many peoples' lives, but ever since they opened It Takes a Village, a not-for-profit organization offering free clothing and household items to central Illinois families in need, they've done just that.


Obituaries for Feb. 8, 2019

Roger Dotson

MAHOMET — Roger Dotson, 71, of Mahomet died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar St., Mahomet.

 

Leo Ensign


Lake of the Woods lands $152,400 state grant

SPRINGFIELD — Lake of the Woods will expand its lake accessibility within the next two years following Gov. J.B. Pritzker's awarding of $152,400 from the state's Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant, which assists parks in acquiring open space or developing and improving local recreational facilities throughout the state.


One Winter Night: A 'humbling' experience for M-S counselor

CHAMPAIGN — All Tim Lybarger had to get him through 12 hours in 18-degree weather at the corner of Neil and Main streets was a cardboard refrigerator box and some duct tape.

"You do whatever you want to try and stay warm and make yourself as comfortable as possible on the street," he said of his home for the night.


M-S school board candidate profile series: Ken Keefe

Voters will cast their ballot for four open seats on the Mahomet-Seymour board of education during the consolidated general election. Those asking for your vote include Julie Cebulski, Meghan Hennesy, Jeremy Henrichs, Ken Keefe, Jenny Park, Lance Raver, Colleen Schultz and Jason Tompkins. Each week, we will feature one candidate (in alphabetical order) in a Q&A style.


Mahomet Madness helps hoopers, engages youngsters

MAHOMET — As soon as Megan Targett entered the high school field house doors, her 6-year-old, Camden Croft, darted off.

"He's been hyper since I picked him up," Targett joked. "Once we got here, he was gone."

The source of all that excitement? Friday's 13th annual Mahomet Madness fundraiser for the Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball programs.


 
 
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