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Fisher Fair pagant hopefuls

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Fisher Fair Queen on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fisher Fair Grounds. 

Contestants include Taylor Brown, 18, of Fisher; Ashley Price, 20, of Dewey; Alyssa Wilcoxon, 16, of Ogden; Kalista Lutes, 21, of Gifford; and Hayley Bell, 19, of Rantoul.  


Sisters make big donation to Wall fund

As visitors take in the Wall that Heals at Lake of the Woods this week, they have the opportunity to drop a little money in the donation boxes at the perimeter of the site.

One donation, though, stood out for the volunteers manning the Wall on Thursday afternoon.


Car show rescheduled for Sunday

Last weekend’s rainy weather spurred the postponement of Mahomet Auto Fest, an annual car show organized by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce.

With the forecast calling for a 100 percent chance of rain, organizers announced late Friday that the show had been rescheduled from Sunday, July 3, to Sunday, July 10.


I-74 work to detour Wall procession

Ongoing road work on Interstate 74 means a change of plans for a patriotic procession this week.

The motorcade escorting a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was intended to start  in St. Joseph Wednesday morning and travel to Lake of the Woods via I-74. 


Legion collecting retired flags

June 14 is Flag Day. It is a day to fly the U.S. flag and show our patriotism. It is also a day when, since 1937, the American Legion  disposes of unserviceable flags. 

American Legion Post 1015 of Mahomet will hold their Unserviceable Flag Ceremony at 6 p.m. on
June 14. 


Benefit planned for local family

When a group of local women learned that a friend was facing a difficult battle, they leapt into action.

On June 8, they’ll host a benefit for Mahomet resident Laura Bice and her family. Bice was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago.


Choir to host big garage sale

This weekend, shoppers will have the chance to visit dozens of garage sales—all in one place.


Memorial Day observance Monday morning

American Legion Post 1015 will observe Memorial Day with a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30.


The healthiest girl in Champaign County

Until a bout with shingles in 2014, Geraldine Hickle—who passed away last week at the age of 97—was known to say that she had never spent time in the hospital, excepting the births of her four children.


'It's a heck of a job'

Lifelong Mahomet resident Geraldine Hickle—who died this week at the age of 97—will be remembered for a lot of things: her teaching career, her active service with her church and the American Legion Auxiliary, and her dedication to the community.


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