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Mahomet MOMS group a 'blessing' to area mothers

Gayle Lewis felt alone after she left her career as a middle school math and science teacher to be a stay-at-home mom when her family made the move from Chicagoland to Mahomet.

"When you first move here, of course, you know no one, and when you're a stay-at-home mom, you just feel isolated," Lewis said.


Lincoln Trail's Special Persons Day a 'feel-good' event

With the sweet, gentle question, "Grandma, would you come to my Special Persons Luncheon?" from her grandson, Tristen Adams, 8, Tarrie Adams knew she had to make the two-hour drive from the south suburbs of Chicago to attend the Lincoln Trail Elementary School event.


'It's a second family': Color guard remains a Mahomet-Seymour tradition

All eyes were on the 32 color guard members as they launched their flags into the air and carefully maneuvered around the 214-member band during last Friday night's first performance in front of hundreds at the home-opener football game.


'It's very special': Mahomet native Jason Seaman receives a hero's welcome

Hundreds filled the stands at Frank Dutton Field giving Mahomet native Jason Seaman a hero's welcome during Friday's first home football game and Dawgapalooza celebration.

The crowd greeted Seaman with a standing ovation. The 2007 Mahomet-Seymour grad is credited with tackling and disarming a student shooter who entered his classroom at Indiana's Noblesville West Middle School in May.


Mahomet-Seymour's Delaney Smith is wild about chickens

Delaney Smith isn't a typical teenager. She rises early and spends most of her time thinking about chickens.

"Every morning she gets up and gets ready for school and then comes and turns her birds out," said Jennifer Smith, the 15-year-old's mother.


Overcoming adversity: M-S grad Meredith Mathis details experiences in Afghanistan

When Meredith Mathis was a junior at Mahomet-Seymour High School, she had no idea what she wanted to do. Now, the retired Army officer is hours away from releasing her first published book.

"I felt like I had no talent or skills, but I discovered the Army and went into the ROTC at college, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made," Mathis said.


An inspirational message: Betty Thompson crochets caps for chemotherapy patients

Betty Thompson began crocheting as a hobby, but she never expected to impact a chemotherapy patient's life.

Thompson began making crocheted caps for chemotherapy patients after hearing an inspirational sermon from a guest speaker at Lake of the Woods Church.


School district, village to honor hometown hero Jason Seaman at Dawgapalooza

MAHOMET — Jason Seaman will be honored next week on the field he starred on during his years on the Mahomet-Seymour football team.

The seventh-grade science teacher credited with stopping a shooter at Indiana's Noblesville West Middle School will be honored Aug. 31 prior to kickoff at Frank Dutton Field.


Kesler, Singleton make MAYC run a 21-year tradition

MAHOMET — Mark Kesler and Alan Singleton have a long-standing tradition. Every August, they bump into each other at the annual Mahomet Area Youth Club 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs.


She built a legacy: Mahomet Public Library director Lynn Schmit wanted the community to have the 'very best'

Looking out of her two office windows now, it's hard to believe the Mahomet Public Library director's career began in a basement.

June 15, 1988, marked library director Lynn Schmit's first day on the job.


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