Woman gets a lift from charity after nine years without a vehicle

Kathryn Woodcock's life is far from perfect, but her attitude is exemplary.

A resident of Meadowview Apartments, Woodcock is a single mother of three who is on disability.

"For nine years," she said, "we were without a vehicle."

Lincoln Trail honors 'true patriot' Lee Jessup

In a rapidly changing academic world, creating a program that lasts more than 20 years is rare.

But students at Lincoln Trail Elementary School learned about the history of the annual Veterans Day program on Friday as the school honored retired Lincoln Trail Principal Lee Jessup.

Champaign address, but M-S students


For The Mahomet Citizen

Residents of Jacob's Landing in Champaign have described the subdivision as up-and-coming.

Jacob's Landing is on the southwest outskirts of Champaign, but it is in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.

Obituaries for Nov. 17, 2017

Delores Frank

CHAMPAIGN — Delores I. (Jean) McKee Frank went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017).

She was born in Champaign on Dec. 31, 1934. She was the daughter of Bernard and Ruth (Cook) Marlowe.

Delores had lived and worked in Ohio and Michigan, where she made many new and long-lasting friendships, before returning to Champaign in 2005.

Students orchestrate Veterans Day ceremony

The big-picture items were impressive.

Mahomet-Seymour's high school student council put together a Veterans Day program on Nov. 10 that included a breakfast for those who served, followed by an all-school assembly where former Bulldog Anthony Wirth was the keynote speaker.

School lesson turned out to be lifesaver

Ethan Thomas faced the ultimate test of his knowledge last summer.

School had been out for about two months when the sophomore-to-be at Mahomet-Seymour found himself in a life-and-death situation.

His father, 37-year-old Travis Thomas, had suffered a heart attack and was lying on the living room floor between the couch and a chair.

Century-old house still a work in progress

Tara and Jess Hurless are in their forever home.

It's a residence that hasn't been around forever, but more than a century after it was built, their home on Mahomet's West Union Street is among the oldest in the village.

Obituaries for Nov. 10, 2017

Charles Bright

CHAMPAIGN — Charles R.(Bob) Bright passed away Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017) quietly, surrounded by family at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Urbana, a son of Elden Frank and Alice Inez Bright. He married Barbara Jean Eskew on July 7, 1951, in Long Beach, Calif.

Penguin Project is a positive program

It doesn't take much to give a child confidence.

Often, children build confidence through reaching a goal, feeling accepted and being independent.

But, many times, opportunities for children with developmental disabilities to build confidence are not as abundant as the opportunities their peers have.

Candlewood soup kitchen open for business

Kristen Bryant is learning that payback is sweet.

The Mahomet resident is one of the volunteers who helped cook and serve earlier this week when a soup kitchen opened for the first time at the Candlewood Estates pool house.


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