MSHS drama alums back onstage

Two Mahomet-Seymour graduates are using their background in musical theatre to tackle a new challenge: opera.

Sidney Megeff and Destiny Przytulski are part of the cast of the Illinois State University College of Fine Arts production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which opened last weekend.

Mahomet native finds niche in health education

During Mahomet native Tanya Riddle’s stint in the Peace Corps, it was sometimes hard to explain life in the African nation of Mozambique to family and friends back home.

For example, finding a snake in the house.

Her mother was alarmed by the story, she said, but “to me, it just became normal.”

Witness to the toll of war

Mahomet’s Mitch Chang had a great desire to serve his country in Vietnam when he first joined the Air Force in the late 1960s.

Born and raised in Hawaii as the son of a Navy civil service officer, he decided to volunteer to join the Air Force when “fighting was getting heavy” in Vietnam, as a college student in Guam.

Putting a turkey on the table

Thanks to the generosity of Mahomet residents and donors across Champaign County, local families in need will have a turkey on their table this Thanksgiving.

This is the fourth year for the turkey drive—dubbed "Every Table Needs a Turkey." It's organized by a Bible study group made up of Mahomet women.

Making the cancer fight personal

The pink emblems of breast cancer awareness are everywhere this month. But members of Mahomet Curves are making that fight personal by raising money to help one of their own.

The ones that got away

Photos that we would've loved to use in our August 1 issue...if we'd had the space!

Cross-country traveler passes through Mahomet

Daniel Reinke set out on May 5 for a coast-to-coast journey that will last all summer. He packed his bag, grabbed some money and hit the road. But unlike other people, he laced up his hiking boots and started walking.

By the time passed through Mahomet and Mansfield on July 11, he had been walking for nearly 70 days and had logged about 1,700 miles on foot.

Bunting with the big guys

By Terry Greene

For those who make the annual trip to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs chase their National League pennant hopes, wisdom and advice flows freely from the seats high above the field. Managing, umpiring, and most importantly, playing, is much, much easier in the bleachers than it is on the field.

Benefits planned for local bull rider

Local residents are coming together to support a Monticello native who was injured in a bull riding accident in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 25.

Griffin Strode, 20, is now starting down the long road to recovery from a traumatic brain injury—but making such rapid progress that even his doctors are amazed.

His mom, Michele Strode, calls it "nothing short of a miracle."

Donation offers mobility for M-S student

Eleven-year-old Mark Harpst got a special gift this month: an AmTryke from Greater Champaign County AMBUCS.

AmTrykes provide a set of wheels for individuals whose physical challenges may not allow them to ride a traditional bike.

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