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Marching band to benefit from Crazy K

Want to help out the Marching Bulldogs and get a little muddy at the same time?

You’re in luck, because the Mahomet-Seymour Music Boosters are one of a number of local organizations set to benefit from the 4th annual CarX Crazy K.


Bake sale, crafts to aid Alzheimer's research efforts

As director of the Memory Care unit at Bridle Brook Senior Living Community, Katie Clements wants people to know that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia aren’t an inevitable part of aging.

“I think people don’t understand that there’s so much science behind Alzheimer’s, and that someday there may be a cure,” she said.


Club hopes to fund long-term recovery in Nepal

A local service organization is hoping to help the earthquake-stricken country of Nepal—not with immediate disaster relief, but with long-term aid in rebuilding.


Nurse honored for 'heart of gold'

When Mahomet resident Marie DesChamps' granddaughter asked the retiree if she was "still a nurse," DesChamps had a quick answer.

"I told her, 'Once you're a nurse, you're always a nurse,'" said DesChamps, whose nursing career has continued long past her official retirement as director of patient care at the Carle Cancer Center.


Local veteran part of Honor Flight

Editor's note: Mr. Doenitz, a longtime Mahomet resident and veteran of the Korean War, passed away this week at the age of 82. This article was originally published in the fall of 2014.

Last week, one Mahomet veteran got the chance to experience the trip of a lifetime — all in one action-packed day.


Sculpture a testament to mother's legacy

Anybody passing by can enjoy “Cross Pollination,” a metal sculpture now on display outside Bridle Brook in Mahomet.

But its creator had a specific audience in mind when she chose the location. It’s right outside the window belonging to her mother, Bridle Brook resident Grace Rojek.

“It wasn’t really built for her, but I knew she’d love it,” artist Christine Rojek said.


Trunk or Treat event canceled

A "Trunk or Treat" event planned for Friday on Mahomet's Main Street has been canceled after several businesses slated to participate saw their plans fall through.

Organizers say that they hope to hold the event next year.

 


A second chance

When Brian Dougherty moved in with Mahomet residents Robin and Travis Vandiver this spring, he was confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak even his own name. Most of his communication was limited to hand motions.


Looking back at 100 years

Longtime Mahomet resident Mervin Parrett passed away this week, at the age of 100. Here, in a story published in the Citizen in October 2013, he talks about his memories of the community.

Mervin Parrett has seen a lot of changes in his 100 years.

But as a lifelong resident of rural Mahomet, one of the biggest changes has been the way that people get around.


Band no stranger to River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival will kick off this year with a band that's no stranger to Mahomet.

In fact, they were one of the groups that performed at the inaugural festival—and have returned several times since.

The Tons O' Fun Band will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.


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