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.

Independence Day weekend 2015

Celebrations in Mahomet and Seymour marked the Fourth of July.

Park project on hold for now

After bids came in much higher than expected, members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board opted to put plans for Middletown Park on hold.

Those bids were opened last Thursday, Damien Schlitt  of BLDD Architects told the board on Monday night. Only two general contractors submitted a bid and “they just weren’t very hungry,” Schlitt said. “They weren’t being competitive.”

Car show set for July 5

After the fireworks have faded, auto enthusiasts from across the area will descend on downtown Mahomet for the annual Mahomet Auto Fest.

Last year’s event boasted 135 cars on display, “so we’re hoping for at least that many” at this year’s show, set for July 5,  said Theresa Berry of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce.


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