Obituaries for April 13, 2018

John Garrison

SADORUS — John W. Garrison, 55, of Sadorus passed from this life at 9 a.m. Tuesday (April 3, 2018).

Obituaries for Jan. 26, 2018

Clifford Bradbury

BELLFLOWER — Clifford Scott "Scotty" Bradbury, 80, of Gibson City, formerly of Bellflower, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19, 2018) at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton.

Garrett Halm captures spirit of M-S athletics through his lens

Capturing the intensity and emotion of Mahomet-Seymour's sporting events, Garrett Halm watches the action through his camera's viewfinder. Halm attends nearly every M-S home game to encapsulate the school's athletes, not only in a moment in time, but in a communal legacy that paints a history of Bulldog pride.

Overcoming adversity: Lincoln Trail's Courtney Porter shares her story

Courtney Porter is the assistant principal at Lincoln Trail Elementary School. She holds two bachelor's degrees from Illinois State University, one in criminal justice and the other in education, and will soon hold two master's degrees from the University of Illinois in education and social work.

Obituaries for Jan. 19, 2018

Robert Bross

SAVOY — Robert Lee Bross, 58, of Savoy passed away on the morning of Monday, Jan. 15, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 Friday morning at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. The Rev. Robert Freeman will officiate. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.

M-S dance team earns 2nd- and 3rd-place invitational finishes

The Mahomet-Seymour Dance Team took home both second place and third place in the Class 1A division at the IHSA Competitive Dance Invitational last Saturday.

Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2018

Pauline Jones

MAHOMET — Pauline (Brown) Jones, 92, of Mahomet passed away on Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) at the Farmer City Nursing Home.

She was born May 27, 1925, in Champaign, the daughter of George A. and Gertrude (Bell) Brown. She was a 1943 graduate of Mahomet High School. Pauline married Harold "Jonsey" Jones on May 10, 1946.

Poverty simulation provides eye-opening experience for educators

A man who is disabled raises his grandchild while his wife works; a youth sits in jail for an alleged crime for which he proclaims his innocence; a diabetic faces her second week without food and health care. These are all roles Mahomet-Seymour educators experienced during an hour-long poverty simulation.

Keeping roadways safe: Village handles snow, frigid temperatures

It was only a few weeks ago that Mahomet residents were dreaming of a white Christmas. But now, with two separate 3- to 4-inch snow events on Dec. 24 and Dec. 29, and temperatures dropping well below zero, the village's transportation superintendent Eric Crowley is left with a well-worked, seven-member crew.

M-S boys' basketball earns sixth-place finish in holiday classic

Ninth-seeded Mahomet-Seymour finishes 6th at State Farm Holiday Classic

Despite playing four Class 4A schools — including the No. 1-seeded team and two coaches who have won state titles — the No. 9-seeded Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball team placed sixth in the 39th State Farm Holiday Classic tournament last week.

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