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In the fall of 1966, former Cornbelt Fire Protection Chief Bud Lindsey was determined to convince his new neighbor, Delmer Castor, to sign up as a volunteer firefighter.
At Lincoln Trail, Tuesday morning starts with a sound that no one wants to hear inside a school: gunshots.
Uniformed officers race down a hallway, prompted by cries from fleeing students, only to corner the gunman near the door to the gymnasium.
Nobody was hurt after a Mahomet-Seymour school bus collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Main and Lombard Street on Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. About 60 junior high and high school students were on board the bus, headed home at the end of the school day.
By NICOLE LAFOND
For the Mahomet Citizen
Now that the Illinois State Police have begun accepting concealed-carry license applications, a local firearms instructor says that he anticipates a big boom in demand for his concealed-carry instruction courses offered in Mahomet.
Mahomet Police are seeking information on the vandalism at the Mahomet-Seymour bus barn that occurred last month, as well as on a more recent incident.
During graduation weekend, three driver's education cars parked at Mahomet-Seymour High School had their tires slashed.
Mahomet Police are looking for vandals who struck the Mahomet-Seymour bus barn this weekend.
Police Chief Mike Metzler said that between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, someone spray-painted obscenities on school buses and on the bus barn itself. Bus tires were also punctured.
Mahomet Police are investigating a string of burglaries that took place in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving.
Police Chief Mike Metzler said that five local businesses were broken into after 1 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Three of those businesses—Victorian House, Bulldog Kids and the Hairpin—are in downtown Mahomet, while the other two—Los Zarapes and Peking House—are on Eastwood Drive.
There's a new name on the roster at Cornbelt Fire Protection District, but Glen Bocox won't be fighting fires.
Instead, he'll be lending aid and support to emergency personnel and their families.
Adjusting from a busy urban fire department to a small-town, volunteer department might seem like a big change. But Lloyd Galey, a retired Champaign Fire Department lieutenant who became chief of Cornbelt Fire Protection District on April 1, said that the transition has been “fantastic.”