Local writer's story in holiday "Chicken Soup" edition

It’s been a busy start to the holiday season for local writer Stephanie Davenport.

She’s been at Christmas events around Central Illinois recently, signing copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas.” The book includes a story she penned, “Manners Mishap.”

Weekend of Christmas cheer

We couldn't fit all of our photos from a long weekend of holiday events in the Dec. 8 issue, so here are some more highlights.


New details in May police shooting

New details are fleshing out the timeline of a May police shooting that shocked the community and sparked a statewide manhunt.

Garage damaged in Monday house fire

Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a house fire in Mahomet on Monday afternoon.

Cornbelt Fire Chief John Koller said that his firefighters were joined by volunteers from Seymour, Bondville and Sangamon Valley in responding to a fire at 602 Colony Grove.

Honoring two 'relentless' volunteers

In choosing one word to describe Gary and Trudy Matthews, longtime Mahomet Area Youth Club volunteer Margaret White didn’t hesitate.

“Relentless,” White said on Saturday, as supporters of the club gathered at an event honoring the couple. “They’re relentless at making a difference in the community.”

World Series witness

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

Hall hired as new superintendent

For many in the area, Mahomet-Seymour’s new superintendent is a familiar face.

On Monday, the school board voted to hire Lindsey Hall, the former Mahomet-Seymour Junior High principal who now heads up District 709 in Morton, Illinois. Hall was hired as assistant principal and athletic director at MSJH in 1994, and took on the role of principal in 1997. 

Mahomet goes for Trump

As the dust from the presidential election settled early Wednesday morning, pundits threw around words like “stunning,” “shocker” and “unprecedented.”

Many Mahomet voters—who backed the eventual winner—likely weren’t as surprised.

Housing Authority breaks ground on senior apartments

Earth work is already underway at the future site of the Prairie Manor senior apartments in Mahomet, but the official groundbreaking took place last Friday.

Census workers wanted

If you’re looking for part-time work this winter, the Village of Mahomet is looking for you.


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