Courts Police and Fire

New engine purchase centers on safety

When Cornbelt Fire Protection District officials purchased Fire Engine 2257 earlier this year, it wasn’t a matter of looking around the lot and taking a truck or two for a test drive.

It’s a big-ticket purchase, requiring planning and patience. Cornbelt took delivery of its newest engine this summer, 34 months after the purchasing process was first set in motion.


Cornbelt open house next Thursday

Cornbelt Fire Protection District volunteer firefighters will be holding an open house at the fire station on Main Street on Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m.

The whole family is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, balloons, and the always popular fire truck rides.
Sparky the Fire Dog will also be on hand to greet children and for picture opportunities.


48 years of service

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.


Preparing for the worst

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.


No injuries in bus collision

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.


Instructor anticipates high demand for classes

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.


Police seeking vandalism tips

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.


Vandals hit bus barn

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 investigating break-ins

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.


Cornbelt appoints chaplain

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.


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