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The village board welcomed a new police officer at their Tuesday night study session.
Acting Village President Sean Widener swore in John Paulo Alfonso, whom Police Chief Mike Metzler said “will be an excellent addition to the department.”
The deadline to submit election-related letters to the editor for the print edition of the Mahomet Citizen was Monday, March 20. Any letters submitted between now and the election will be included here, but not in print.
See our Thursday, March 23, edition for more letters concerning local races and issues.
Rising contemporary Christian artist Ellie Holcomb will perform at this year’s Sangamon River Music Festival.
By KAYTLIN WORKMAN
For the Mahomet Citizen
Members of Friends of the Library and Mahomet Rotary are preparing for the 11th annual Run for the Library, set to take place on Saturday, April 1 at 8 a.m.
While there’s a major construction project getting underway at Middletown Prairie, Mahomet-Seymour district leaders are still handling some maintenance at the other schools.
At Monday’s meeting, the school board approved plans to air-condition another section of Mahomet-Seymour Junior High.
If you blinked, you might’ve missed it—in the space of just a week, the Main Street Wingery transformed into the new Project 47 Smokehouse, Pub, and Patio.
The effort was spearheaded by Justin Taylor and Brent Chester, who bought the eatery at 101 N. Lombard from Wingery owner Rich Minick in late February.
In the spring of 1967, faced with the task of moving students, desks and furniture from Sangamon School to the newly completed Lincoln Trail Elementary, the school board found the simplest option.
In those days, former Lincoln Trail principal Bob Sinclair said, many of the school board members were farmers.
As a teenager, Mahomet IGA owner Brooks Marsh decided not to pursue farming and ranching—the family business—as a career.
When he announced to his father that he planned to go to college, he recalled the older man saying, “What, you’re not going to work on the farm?”
But he hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Lincoln Trail Elementary was alive with the sound of jumping feet last week as the school wrapped up its annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.
But the event had a special resonance this year, as students and teachers paused to honor late Mahomet-Seymour High School student Matthew Prather. He died suddenly in 2016 as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition.
The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new administrative director after longtime director Theresa Berry announced her departure.