Holcomb to replace We Are Messengers at River Fest

Rising contemporary Christian artist Ellie Holcomb will perform at this year’s Sangamon River Music Festival.

Run for the Library April 1

For the Mahomet Citizen

Members of Friends of the Library and Mahomet Rotary are preparing for the 11th annual Run for the Library, set to take place on Saturday, April 1  at 8 a.m.

Project 47 Smokehouse open on Main Street

If you blinked, you might’ve missed it—in the space of just a week, the Main Street Wingery transformed into the new Project 47 Smokehouse, Pub, and Patio.

The effort was spearheaded by Justin Taylor and Brent Chester, who bought the eatery at 101 N. Lombard from Wingery owner Rich Minick in late February.

LT honors former student at Jump Rope for Heart

Lincoln Trail Elementary was alive with the sound of jumping feet last week as the school wrapped up its annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

But the event had a special resonance this year, as students and teachers paused to honor late Mahomet-Seymour High School student Matthew Prather. He died suddenly in 2016 as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition.

Chamber seeking new director

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new administrative director after longtime director Theresa Berry announced her departure.

River Fest organizers announce headliners

Sangamon River Music Festival organizers have announced the 2017 headliners, billing Saturday night’s concert lineup as “32 Top 20 Singles - One Stage - One Night - Two Country Music Stars.”

River Fest organizers make first concert announcement

This week, organizers  of the Sangamon River Music Festival made their first concert announcement. We Are Messengers will take the stage at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the latest act to headline the festival’s popular Christian music  slot.

Chairman David Parsons said that organizers are excited to bring the band to the festival. 

Special connection

Whenever Glenwood Assisted Living resident Eva Collins plans to be out of the building at dinnertime, she makes sure to call the front desk to order a dinner tray.

Sometimes it’s because she’s planning to have her hair done; other times, she goes out with one of her daughters. Each time, staff get the message.

An up-close look at the inauguration

Mahomet resident Maddie Fugate had a closer view of President Donald Trump’s inauguration than most. The high school senior got to attend the swearing-in ceremony and check out some of the other inaugural festivities in person as part of a youth leadership program.

Mahomet grad part of Cubs' trip to White House

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

If having a front-row seat to the 2016 World Series was not surreal enough, Nathan Halm, the advance scouting coordinator for the Chicago Cubs and a 2003 Mahomet-Seymour graduate, made the team trip to the White House to celebrate the 2016 World Series championship on January 16.


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