Marching Bulldogs alumni headed to NYC

When the Marching Illini take to the streets of New York this Thanksgiving, there’ll be a handful of Mahomet-Seymour grads among their number.

Vietnam memorial coming to Mahomet

Local residents have come together to bring a well-known traveling memorial to Mahomet next summer.

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will be exhibited at Lake of the Woods from June 23-26, 2016.

Homecoming parade Sept. 25

Mahomet-Seymour High School's 2015 Homecoming Parade will get started at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, following a route down Division and Main streets in downtown Mahomet.

This year's theme is "Into the Rainforest."

At 7 p.m. on Friday evening, the Bulldogs will take on Illinois Valley Central at Mahomet's Frank Dutton Field.

Legion seeking names, support for sign effort

Members of American Legion Post 1015 are planning an effort to help Mahomet recognize its sons and daughters in uniform.

They hope to put up personalized signs honoring active military personnel along Main Street's business district. Over the past several years, a number of local towns—including Fisher, Tuscola and Arthur—have put up similar signs.

Sangamon River Music Festival 2015

Some of our best shots couldn't quite fit into the Sept. 3 issue. So we've collected them here.

Labor Day weekend premiere for labor documentary

This Labor Day weekend, WILL-AM 580 will premiere a radio documentary about a period of Illinois history that’s now nearly forgotten: the mine wars of the 1930s.

Marching band to benefit from Crazy K

Want to help out the Marching Bulldogs and get a little muddy at the same time?

You’re in luck, because the Mahomet-Seymour Music Boosters are one of a number of local organizations set to benefit from the 4th annual CarX Crazy K.

Bake sale, crafts to aid Alzheimer's research efforts

As director of the Memory Care unit at Bridle Brook Senior Living Community, Katie Clements wants people to know that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia aren’t an inevitable part of aging.

“I think people don’t understand that there’s so much science behind Alzheimer’s, and that someday there may be a cure,” she said.

Club hopes to fund long-term recovery in Nepal

A local service organization is hoping to help the earthquake-stricken country of Nepal—not with immediate disaster relief, but with long-term aid in rebuilding.

Nurse honored for 'heart of gold'

When Mahomet resident Marie DesChamps' granddaughter asked the retiree if she was "still a nurse," DesChamps had a quick answer.

"I told her, 'Once you're a nurse, you're always a nurse,'" said DesChamps, whose nursing career has continued long past her official retirement as director of patient care at the Carle Cancer Center.


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