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It runs in the family: Cousins get creative in new Winderson's Creations crafting business

Mahomet residents Mary Pettenger and Marsha Prater are cousins, but that's not the only thing the pair have in common. The two share a love for crafting.


'Small town USA. This is what it's all about': Summer Concert Series brings Mahomet community together

Hundreds of community members gathered at Barber Park last Friday for one sole purpose — celebrating Mahomet.

Mahomet Parks and Recreation kicked off its Summer Concert Series with acts such as the Caleb Cook Band and Mike Ingram and provided goodies from local food truck vendors, including Chester's BBQ, Kona Ice, the Snack Shack and TK's Cheesesteaks.


Ladies Night Out provides stress-free evening for area women

Dozens of area women packed the Lake of the Woods Pavilion for a stress-free evening last Thursday.

Since 2010, the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has celebrated local women by providing them an opportunity to network or simply chat with their friends and be pampered by area businesses.


Obituaries for June 15, 2018

Marsha Bohn

BEMENT — Marsh D. Bohn of Bement, born Feb. 14, 1942, in Mulkeytown to Cora and Clearance Andrews, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

By her wishes, there will be no services.


Up close and personal: Local children explore buses, firetrucks, tractors and more at Touch a Truck

The Mahomet Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Touch a Truck event at Barber Park last Saturday.

The rainy weather couldn't deter the dozens of eager youngsters who spent the morning exploring firetrucks, tractors, police cars and many other pieces of big equipment.


Farmers' market returns to Mahomet with something for everyone

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its weekly Friday farmers' markets on May 25.


Mahomet Area Youth Club auction raises over $50K in annual fundraiser

"It's for the kids," said Andy Busch, one of two auctioneers at the annual Mahomet Area Youth Club's Boot Scootin' Auction.

Last Friday, approximately 250 people gathered in Doug and Stacy Schroeder's barn north of Mansfield for the youth organization's annual fundraiser.


'I'm gratified': Rev. John McIntosh gives his final sermon this Sunday after over 40 years in ministry

After more than 40 years of ministry, Rev. John McIntosh of Mahomet United Methodist Church will give his final sermon to his congregation on Sunday.

Though McIntosh has only been with the Mahomet-based church for the last five years, the Waynesville native has served six other locations in Illinois, including Bellflower and Foosland, Kewanee, Normal, Peoria, Pittsfield and Vandalia.


Obituaries for June 1, 2018

Donnelle Chaplin

MAHOMET — Donnelle "Don" Dean Chaplin, 89, passed from this world at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital. Don donated his body to medical research, so no service was held.

Don was born June 17, 1928, in Urbana. His father, Charles Chaplin; mother, Opal; and wife, Gloria, all preceded him in death.


Hometown hero: Community members create a large card to thank Jason Seaman

Like many Mahomet community members, Elizabeth VanHoutan, owner of Yellow & Company, was shocked when she heard the news of 2007 Mahomet-Seymour graduate Jason Seaman's efforts to stop a suspected student gunman at West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., last Friday.


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