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.

Murder on the menu at library benefit

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, the Mahomet Public Library may have the answer. On Saturday, Feb.

New year brings crowds to fieldhouse

For the Mahomet Citizen

With the start of the New Year—a time when many people resolve to start living a more healthy lifestyle—an increasing number of Mahomet residents have been taking advantage of the public hours available at the Mahomet-Seymour High School Fieldhouse. 

'Read to a Dog' coming to library

For the Mahomet Citizen

The Mahomet Public Library is preparing for its first official “Read to a Dog” program on January 7, 2017. 

Local writer's story in holiday "Chicken Soup" edition

It’s been a busy start to the holiday season for local writer Stephanie Davenport.

She’s been at Christmas events around Central Illinois recently, signing copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas.” The book includes a story she penned, “Manners Mishap.”

Weekend of Christmas cheer

We couldn't fit all of our photos from a long weekend of holiday events in the Dec. 8 issue, so here are some more highlights.



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