Trustees pass budget

After months of preparation and review, the board of trustees passed a budget for the Village of Mahomet on Tuesday night—a task that Acting Village President Sean Widener said is “probably the most important job we have” as elected officials.

Hard work rewarded at awards night

Mahomet-Seymour High School held its senior awards night, presented by the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation, last Wednesday.

Memorial Day observance Monday morning

American Legion Post 1015 will observe Memorial Day with a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

Six honored at Breakfast of Champions

Six Mahomet-Seymour High School students were honored at the Breakfast of Champions last week—not for academic or athletic excellence, but for their positive attitudes and willingness to help others.

ATLAS program expanding focus

A program that helps young adults with special needs is looking to expand its focus next year.

At their Monday night meeting, the Mahomet-Seymour school board heard a presentation from Director of Special Education Christine Northrup and Licia Lukach and Chris Baker, leaders of the ATLAS program.

The healthiest girl in Champaign County

Until a bout with shingles in 2014, Geraldine Hickle—who passed away last week at the age of 97—was known to say that she had never spent time in the hospital, excepting the births of her four children.

Fisher teen killed in accident

Mahomet police are investigating the death of a Fisher teen killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday.

Police Chief Mike Metzler said the accident happened at 4:30 a.m. on Illinois 47 on the north edge of town near the entrance to the Lake of the Woods Grand Prairie Museum.

'It's a heck of a job'

Lifelong Mahomet resident Geraldine Hickle—who died this week at the age of 97—will be remembered for a lot of things: her teaching career, her active service with her church and the American Legion Auxiliary, and her dedication to the community.

Hunt for shooter shifts away from Mahomet

The hunt for the man charged with shooting a village police officer has shifted away from Mahomet, but the incident is still on the minds of residents—some of whom found a practical way to show their support for local law enforcement Monday.

Manhunt follows shooting of police officer

The search continued Sunday morning for a suspect whom authorities say shot a Mahomet police officer following a routine traffic stop on Saturday night.

In a statement early Sunday, Police Chief Mike Metzler said that officers from Mahomet and across the area are looking for Dracy "Clint" Pendleton, 34, of Bellflower.


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