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Obituaries for April 20, 2018

Heather Clarke

MAHOMET — Heather N. Clarke, 19, of Mahomet died Monday (April 16, 2018).

She was born Sept. 17, 1998, in Denver, the daughter of Becky (Clodfelter) Clarke of Mahomet and Tim Clarke of Illiopolis.


Obituaries for April 13, 2018

John Garrison

SADORUS — John W. Garrison, 55, of Sadorus passed from this life at 9 a.m. Tuesday (April 3, 2018).


'We're hometown proud': Mahomet IGA happy to serve community

Each week, we interview a business in town. This week, Brooks Marsh, co-owner of the Mahomet IGA, recently sat down with The Mahomet Citizen's Emily Jankauski.

Twenty one years ago, Brooks Marsh moved to Mahomet after growing up on a cattle ranch in Plentywood, Mont., which he described as "the most desolate part of Montana near the Canadian border."


Committed to service: Local veteran Bud McMasters recognized by Honor Flight

A little girl holds a sign that reads, "Thank you for your service," as an eager crowd at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport greeted 79 local veterans with something many never received: a welcome home.


Expecting the unexpected: Many emergency crews work behind the scenes

Cornbelt Fire Protection District Chief John Koller expects call volume in 2018 to shatter last year's 1,105 Emergency Medical Services and fire rescue calls, which was a record. In the past two weeks, Cornbelt personnel responded to three fires in and near Mahomet.


'All of my kids are part of my heart': Pamela Halm bids farewell after 27-year career

Bidding farewell to her career, second-grade teacher Pamela Halm will close her classroom door for the final time on May 25.

Hundreds of students learned under the guidance of Halm, who provided 27 years of service to the Mahomet-Seymour district. Even after nearly three decades of teaching, one thing never tired Halm — greeting the children.


MAYC spring break programming keep kids active

The Mahomet Area Youth Club held its spring break programming last week for children 6 to 18. Scheduled activities started at 9:40 a.m. and ended at 3:45 p.m. Whether needing one or all five days, MAYC provided flexible offerings for parents' and youths' schedules.


Behind the wheel: M-S bus drivers share their joys, responsibilities

Providing transportation for children to and from school every day is what most people know about bus drivers. Nevermind the various weather conditions, scheduling needs and the dealings with kids' behavior on the bus. But when it comes to Mahomet-Seymour's transportation staff, they are all in for the students.


Obituaries for March 23, 2018

Richard Hinderliter

MAHOMET — "Everybody knows the secret.

Everybody knows the score.

I have finally found a place to live,

In the presence of the Lord." — Eric Clapton

Richard Lynn Hinderliter, 62, of Mahomet was welcomed into the Lord's presence the evening of Friday (March 16, 2018) at home with his family and close friends.


Making a difference: M-S facilities director Truitt helps students, staff

Often performing behind the scenes, Shane Truitt has served as the Mahomet-Seymour school district's facilities director for nearly eight years. He supervises three shifts of 15 custodians for the district and oversees the electrical, mechanical and physical parts of each of the school district's buildings.


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