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Meet the bands of River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival is coming to Mahomet this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Here's a brief rundown of the bands who'll take the stage. For more, check out this week's Mahomet Citizen.

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6:30 p.m. Jury's Out


Local cook a semifinalist in recipe contest

Home cook and prolific recipe creator Linda Cifuentes of Mahomet is a semifinalist in a search for “America’s Best Recipe” sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

Her recipe for Pumpkin Stuffed Shells is one of 11 semifinalists selected from the Midwest. An online vote between now and Aug. 24 will be held to determine who will move on to the finalist round.


Volunteers sought for River Fest

As the dates for the Sangamon River Music Festival get closer, organizers are hoping that local residents step up to lend a hand.


Screenwriters in spotlight at Pens to Lens

Two young screenwriters from Mahomet are getting a small taste of Hollywood this month, as short films based on scripts they wrote premiere on the big screen. 


Fisher Fair pagant hopefuls

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Fisher Fair Queen on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fisher Fair Grounds. 

Contestants include Taylor Brown, 18, of Fisher; Ashley Price, 20, of Dewey; Alyssa Wilcoxon, 16, of Ogden; Kalista Lutes, 21, of Gifford; and Hayley Bell, 19, of Rantoul.  


Sisters make big donation to Wall fund

As visitors take in the Wall that Heals at Lake of the Woods this week, they have the opportunity to drop a little money in the donation boxes at the perimeter of the site.

One donation, though, stood out for the volunteers manning the Wall on Thursday afternoon.


Car show rescheduled for Sunday

Last weekend’s rainy weather spurred the postponement of Mahomet Auto Fest, an annual car show organized by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce.

With the forecast calling for a 100 percent chance of rain, organizers announced late Friday that the show had been rescheduled from Sunday, July 3, to Sunday, July 10.


I-74 work to detour Wall procession

Ongoing road work on Interstate 74 means a change of plans for a patriotic procession this week.

The motorcade escorting a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was intended to start  in St. Joseph Wednesday morning and travel to Lake of the Woods via I-74. 


Legion collecting retired flags

June 14 is Flag Day. It is a day to fly the U.S. flag and show our patriotism. It is also a day when, since 1937, the American Legion  disposes of unserviceable flags. 

American Legion Post 1015 of Mahomet will hold their Unserviceable Flag Ceremony at 6 p.m. on
June 14. 


Benefit planned for local family

When a group of local women learned that a friend was facing a difficult battle, they leapt into action.

On June 8, they’ll host a benefit for Mahomet resident Laura Bice and her family. Bice was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago.


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