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Skate on Main brings winter merriment to downtown Mahomet

Gliding into a magical winter wonderland, more than 500 attendees laced up skates and ever so carefully navigated their way along downtown Mahomet's first-ever temporary skating rink during a two-day event last weekend.

Skate on Main featured a 40-by-48-foot rink consisting of a plastic base coated with a synthetic formula.


M-S grad Leah Bice records 'Stay' in first studio experience

Catching a professional break at 20 years old isn't something many college students experience, but Mahomet-Seymour graduate Leah Bice is beginning to experience the fruits of her "break."


Overcoming adversity: Lincoln Trail's Courtney Porter shares her story

Courtney Porter is the assistant principal at Lincoln Trail Elementary School. She holds two bachelor's degrees from Illinois State University, one in criminal justice and the other in education, and will soon hold two master's degrees from the University of Illinois in education and social work.


Poverty simulation provides eye-opening experience for educators

A man who is disabled raises his grandchild while his wife works; a youth sits in jail for an alleged crime for which he proclaims his innocence; a diabetic faces her second week without food and health care. These are all roles Mahomet-Seymour educators experienced during an hour-long poverty simulation.


M-S 'Spelling Bee' dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal

With the crowd's roar of laughter cheering them on, the sleep-deprived, 17-member Mahomet-Seymour High School cast regained its energy to complete its first-ever 24-hour musical performance.

"There's a lot of chaos," sophomore hair crew and set crew member Layne Brock said. "But overall, it's fun."


M-S dance team earns 2nd- and 3rd-place invitational finishes

The Mahomet-Seymour Dance Team took home both second place and third place in the Class 1A division at the IHSA Competitive Dance Invitational last Saturday.


Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2018

Pauline Jones

MAHOMET — Pauline (Brown) Jones, 92, of Mahomet passed away on Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) at the Farmer City Nursing Home.

She was born May 27, 1925, in Champaign, the daughter of George A. and Gertrude (Bell) Brown. She was a 1943 graduate of Mahomet High School. Pauline married Harold "Jonsey" Jones on May 10, 1946.


Keeping roadways safe: Village handles snow, frigid temperatures

It was only a few weeks ago that Mahomet residents were dreaming of a white Christmas. But now, with two separate 3- to 4-inch snow events on Dec. 24 and Dec. 29, and temperatures dropping well below zero, the village's transportation superintendent Eric Crowley is left with a well-worked, seven-member crew.


M-S boys' basketball earns sixth-place finish in holiday classic

Ninth-seeded Mahomet-Seymour finishes 6th at State Farm Holiday Classic

Despite playing four Class 4A schools — including the No. 1-seeded team and two coaches who have won state titles — the No. 9-seeded Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball team placed sixth in the 39th State Farm Holiday Classic tournament last week.


Realtor Matt Difanis travels globe to promote C-U area

Agent takes pridein making sure his clients know howthe process works

As a Realtor for more than 20 years, Re/Max agent Matt Difanis has given thousands of people the opportunity to pursue their homeownership dreams.

Difanis remembers being a newly married 21-year-old undergraduate student with the opportunity to purchase his first home.


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