Arts and Entertainment

'It's a second family': Color guard remains a Mahomet-Seymour tradition

All eyes were on the 32 color guard members as they launched their flags into the air and carefully maneuvered around the 214-member band during last Friday night's first performance in front of hundreds at the home-opener football game.

Dawgapalooza puts Bulldog pride on display

A sea of orange and blue flooded the entrance to Frank Dutton Field for the 16th annual Dawgapalooza last Friday. The yearly tailgate before the first home football game raises funds for both the Mahomet-Seymour High School athletic and music boosters.

Overcoming adversity: M-S grad Meredith Mathis details experiences in Afghanistan

When Meredith Mathis was a junior at Mahomet-Seymour High School, she had no idea what she wanted to do. Now, the retired Army officer is hours away from releasing her first published book.

"I felt like I had no talent or skills, but I discovered the Army and went into the ROTC at college, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made," Mathis said.

'It's a wonderful thing': Mahomet Music Festival brings community together for 'one last hoorah'

Two years ago, Jolene Sowers wanted to know what the Sangamon River Music Festival was all about, but the Tilton resident had no idea just how much that inquiry was about to mean to her.

"My husband (Todd Sowers) proposed to me here two years ago tomorrow," she said.

Now renamed the Mahomet Music Festival, the couple still "make it a point" to come back.

Mahomet Music Festival readies for big country acts

The big weekend has finally arrived. A jam-packed weekend of music acts will soon fill Main Street with headliners such as Rodney Atkins and Mark Chesnutt during the Mahomet Music Festival (today and Saturday).

A 'worthwhile' experience: M-S football's Preseason Tailgate Bash brings community together

For the last several years, Mahomet-Seymour High School's head football coach Keith Pogue has held a lift-a-thon to stir excitement in his football program, but this year he wanted to try something new.

"We wanted to jazz that up to get them excited," Pogue said.

An infectious sound: M-S marching band goes all in with experimental theme

Expect the unexpected in this year's marching band performances. The theme is "outbreak," and the epidemic is sure to plague all of Bulldog nation with its first performances set for Aug. 21 at Frank Dutton Field as Mahomet-Seymour High School faces Charleston.

Runners lace up for 23rd annual Run Mahomet to impact local youth

For Angie Corray and 13-year-old daughter Marissa Corray, Saturday was more than just another race day.

"Preparing for the race gave us a chance to talk and work on training and just talk about school," Angie Corray said. "She's in cross-country, and this teaches how to get through the hard parts and run a little stress out."

Kesler, Singleton make MAYC run a 21-year tradition

MAHOMET — Mark Kesler and Alan Singleton have a long-standing tradition. Every August, they bump into each other at the annual Mahomet Area Youth Club 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs.

Mahomet Public Library challenges community members to try and break world records

Longest held breath under water, largest pizza, biggest bubblegum bubble blown — yes, those are all Guinness World Records.

Though some seem impossible to break, Mahomet community members gathered at the Mahomet Public Library for the Can You Beat a World Record? event to try their hand in breaking six seemingly easy world records.

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