Drop-off to open Aug. 15

A date has been set for the opening of Mahomet's new drop-off site for yard waste.

It'll be open to Village of Mahomet residents only on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon at the public works facility on Lake of the Woods Road. Residents dropping off brush and limbs will be asked to show a photo ID that includes their address.

Museum part of "selfie" promotion

For the Mahomet Citizen

School may be out, but local kids and families are still learning—and having fun at the same time—at local museums.

Attendance at the Museum of the Grand Prairie has increased steadily this summer, drawing guests in with numerous free programs and a few technological incentives.

Bringing in business

Local officials hosted a roundtable discussion last week in an effort to jump-start commercial development in the area—and to forge connections among those involved.

Budget still tight at M-S

Although Mahomet-Seymour’s finances continue to be strained, there are bright spots on the horizon, district officials said Monday.

At this week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Rick Johnston and Chief School Business Official Trent Nuxoll gave a “State of the District” presentation that recapped the fiscal year and looked ahead to 2015-16.

Cornbelt hires new chief

The search has ended for Cornbelt Fire Protection District’s new fire chief—and the new hire is already familiar with the community.

Last Wednesday, the Cornbelt Board of Trustees voted to accept the application of Mahomet resident John Koller.

Water main project moving ahead

Plans to replace a 74-year-old water main in downtown Mahomet are moving ahead.

At Tuesday night’s study session, trustees signaled their approval of hiring Cross Construction to replace the water main along Main Street and on Lincoln Street between Main and Dunbar, which date from 1941.

Busy summer at Camp Kiwanis

For the Mahomet Citizen

Girl Scouts are out in full force at Mahomet’s Camp Kiwanis again this year, and with the summer comes some changes for participating young women.

The day camp program has continued to grow, with over 300 girls in first through fifth grade enrolled, a 17 percent increase from last year.

New lights for Taylor Field

When flag football games get underway at Taylor Field this fall, they’ll be played under new, energy-efficient field lights.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the village board approved spending $89,950 with Barton Electric on new lights for Taylor Field north, as well as LED lighting for the parking lot.

Free clinic focused on lowering utility costs

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will hold a free clinic this week to help Mahomet-area 
residents save on their utility bills.

Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation 
with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs.

Local Little Miss crowned at Fisher Fair

Mahomet hung onto a prestigious title at this week's Fisher Fair, as resident Haylee Vallowe was crowned Little Miss Fisher Fair 2015.  The 2014 title belonged to another Mahomet resident, Lacie Bushman.  2015 Miss Fisher Fair Queen is Karson Pacunas of Fisher.


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