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Nominations sought for Hall of Fame

Who are Mahomet-Seymour’s most distinguished graduates? Who has had the greatest impact on local schools and the community?

Members of the board for the newly formed Mahomet-Seymour Alumni Hall of Fame hope that plenty of local residents take the time to answer those questions in the coming months.


Musical mission looking to expand

When Ally Sussman launched Band Together 4 Music over four years ago, she wanted to ensure that all students—no matter their family circumstances—were able to participate in Mahomet-Seymour's band program.


Longtime volunteers honored at Chamber banquet

As members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate their achievements in 2015, they said they were also looking forward to the opportunities that 2016 will bring.

“As a Chamber, we had a very successful year,” Chairman Ryan Heiser said as the organization’s annual banquet got underway at Middletown Prairie on Monday night.


New shop sparking nostalgia

When longtime friends Sara Terry and Valerie Jesswein opened their new shop, Daydreaming Vintage, just before Christmas, it was the culmination of their dream of turning a hobby into a business.

“We’ve always been junkers,” Jesswein said, referring to their love of hunting down hidden treasures at flea markets, garage sales and resale shops.


Marching Bulldogs ringing in New Year in Phoenix

By the time the Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldogs get to the Fiesta Bowl Parade on Jan. 2, they’ll have plenty of marching miles behind them.

Since Nov. 1, the group has practiced two mornings a week before school, making between 14 and 18 laps around the track in the high school fieldhouse in order to simulate the parade route.


M-S grad launches Kickstarter campaign for new game

As a university student, Mahomet-Seymour graduate Matt Knicl loved getting together with friends and spending hours engaged in role-playing card games that allowed players to imagine adventures in a fantasy world.


Lending a hand at Christmastime

Last Friday afternoon, Grace Church began to look a little like Santa’s workshop: tables crowded with toys, piles of stuffed animals, colorful wrapping paper ready to adorn packages.


Marching Bulldogs alumni headed to NYC

When the Marching Illini take to the streets of New York this Thanksgiving, there’ll be a handful of Mahomet-Seymour grads among their number.


Vietnam memorial coming to Mahomet

Local residents have come together to bring a well-known traveling memorial to Mahomet next summer.

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will be exhibited at Lake of the Woods from June 23-26, 2016.


Homecoming parade Sept. 25

Mahomet-Seymour High School's 2015 Homecoming Parade will get started at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, following a route down Division and Main streets in downtown Mahomet.

This year's theme is "Into the Rainforest."

At 7 p.m. on Friday evening, the Bulldogs will take on Illinois Valley Central at Mahomet's Frank Dutton Field.


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