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Harrington family doubles their parenting pleasure

Regina Harrington and her husband, Clay, have vivid imaginations, but they have limits.

"We couldn't make this stuff up," Regina Harrington said.

The couple has four children. The first two came as a package 10 years ago, twins Asiah and Adessa Harrington.

They expected those births to complete their family.


Dawgapalooza benefits music, athletic booster clubs

Last year, Dawgapalooza was officially in existence longer than any current student had been attending classes in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.

This year, the annual tradition at the high school continued for the 15th year.

It is always in conjunction with a home football game and features a pep rally and a performance from the band.


From Mahomet to Houston

When natural disaster strikes, people want to help immediately.

It's a natural response.

But often, after the Red Cross has left the area and the national news has moved onto another story, the victims in a natural disaster are left wondering what comes next.


Obituaries for Sept. 15, 2017

Theresa Rasner-Harris

URBANA — Theresa Rasner-Harris, 59, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 3, 2017) at Norton Remington Children's & Women's Hospital in Louisville, Ky.


Constantly in jams

Sara DeYoung likes to find herself in the middle of a jam.

It's a common position for the westside Mahomet resident, especially from June through October.

Her jams are all self-made and ones that she willingly creates.

It might be peach jam.

Or raspberry.

Or blueberry.

Or some other concoction combining several ingredients.


A tradition 54 years in the making

By anybody's standards, a half-century is a long time to continue a tradition.

When this school year ends, a streak 54 years in the making will come to a close.

In August of 1963, Margaret Rinkel was hired to teach in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.


Cake studio moving to Mahomet

Lori Martin has grown accustomed to change.

Her business — Cakes by Lori — has thrived despite the need to relocate every few years.

Martin's next move — which takes place in 10 days — will bring her to the Mahomet IGA.


Veteran waitresses serve up heaping helping of experience

Customers at the Hen House Restaurant in Mahomet are likely to always see a familiar face.

And, it's not because they recognize other townsfolk in a nearby booth.

The waitresses at the Hen House include a veteran group of four women who have a combined 73 years experience working in the building.


Speaking from experience

Preparing for the unexpected is not just something Country Financial agent Jessie DeHaan helps her clients do. For 12 years, DeHaan has lived the unexpected and uses that as a catalyst to provide her clients with expert financial advice.


Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2017

Donna Marguerite Beck

FARMER CITY — Donna Marguerite Beck, 71, of Farmer City passed away at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.

Donna was born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo., a daughter of William "Corky" and Jessie Dyson Carkenord. She married Dan Beck on July 16, 1977, in Farmer City.


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