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Board updated on park project

Damien Schlitt of BLDD Architects presented plans for the park at Monday night’s school board meeting.

Schlitt said he had three goals in creating the park: paying homage to Middletown School, recognizing its architect Joseph Royer and honoring the long history of Mahomet.


M-S courting new conference

Mahomet-Seymour High School Principal Shannon Cheek said Monday that the school may be moving toward a breakup with the Corn Belt Conference.

It’s a matter of competitiveness and compatibility, he said—particularly where enrollment is concerned.

“We’re growing,” he said. “Member schools of the Corn Belt are not.”


Kor brings message of forgiveness

Eva Mozes Kor is no stranger to the global spotlight. 

An 81-year-old survivor of the Holocaust, Kor spent years harboring a deep-seated rage against the Nazis who waged the war that led to her captivity. 


Club hopes to fund long-term recovery in Nepal

A local service organization is hoping to help the earthquake-stricken country of Nepal—not with immediate disaster relief, but with long-term aid in rebuilding.


Wilson special guest at Bulldog Bash

Celebrity designer Doug Wilson, who gained fame on the TV show “Trading Spaces,” will be the special guest at Friday’s Bulldog Bash, a fundraiser for the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation.


Relay for Life this weekend

It's not too late to sign up for Mahomet's Mini Relay for Life, set for this Saturday at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

Organizers say that teams and individuals can still register online at www.relayforlife.org/mahometil or at the event on that evening.

So far, 24 teams have signed up, with donations totaling near $5,000.


11 million, 18 years later

It was 18 years ago that students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High collected over 11 million pop-can tabs to represent the number of people who died during the Holocaust—and captured the attention of the entire nation.


Community-Wide Garage Sale May 1 and 2

Got a question about this weekend's Community-Wide Garage Sale? The answer is probably here.

Q. When is the sale?

A. Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, although a few sellers have scheduled for Thursday evening.

Q. How many sales are there?

A. About 50 sellers have advertised with the Citizen this spring.

Q. Where can I get the map?


Paslay to headline at River Fest

Sangamon River Music Festival organizers have announced that rising country music star Eric Paslay will headline this year's Saturday night lineup.


Planning a park

On Monday night, Mahomet-Seymour Superintendent Rick Johnston gave members of the school board an update on the future of the Middletown site.

The school, located at Division and Main, was demolished last fall after the new Middletown Prairie opened its doors on the east side of Mahomet.


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