Heid at the top of his field

Most people probably don’t think much about where their water comes from. But it’s always on the mind of Village of Mahomet Water and Wastewater Superintendent Jason Heid, who was just named the top water treatment professional in the state.

Library seeking local authors

An upcoming event at Mahomet Public Library is putting the spotlight on authors who live right here in Mahomet and the surrounding areas.

Indie Author Day—set for Oct. 8—promises a full day of events, wrapping up with a meet-and-greet with local authors.

Rainy weekend at River Fest

This year’s Sangamon River Music Festival will likely go down in history as “the one when it rained.”

It rained on Friday evening, as the night’s first band took the stage, and it rained Saturday afternoon until well past dusk. A sudden storm in the wee hours of Saturday morning sent vendors’ tents flying and occasioned an emergency clean-up for volunteers.

Meet the bands of River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival is coming to Mahomet this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Here's a brief rundown of the bands who'll take the stage. For more, check out this week's Mahomet Citizen.


6:30 p.m. Jury's Out

Local cook a semifinalist in recipe contest

Home cook and prolific recipe creator Linda Cifuentes of Mahomet is a semifinalist in a search for “America’s Best Recipe” sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

Her recipe for Pumpkin Stuffed Shells is one of 11 semifinalists selected from the Midwest. An online vote between now and Aug. 24 will be held to determine who will move on to the finalist round.

Volunteers sought for River Fest

As the dates for the Sangamon River Music Festival get closer, organizers are hoping that local residents step up to lend a hand.

Screenwriters in spotlight at Pens to Lens

Two young screenwriters from Mahomet are getting a small taste of Hollywood this month, as short films based on scripts they wrote premiere on the big screen. 

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.


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