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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.
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.
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.
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.
By Terry Greene
MAHOMET CITIZEN SPORTSWRITER
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.
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."
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.
Three years ago, Mahomet resident Brundy Marron never could've imagined that someday she would go kayaking.
At that time, she was undergoing extensive therapy after being hospitalized with severe gallbladder problems, relearning how to walk and even eat. Since that time, she's lost about 140 pounds and gained the confidence to get out and try new things—like kayaking.
A community of supporters continues to grow for a Mahomet family after their 7-year-old son, Jeremiah King, was hit by a car two weeks ago.
That community is called “Team Jeremiah,” and close friends say the amount of people who have stepped forward wanting to help this family has “snowballed.”