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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.


Got Community-Wide Garage Sale questions?

The spring Community-Wide Garage Sale will be held May 5-7. Here are some answers to frequently-asked questions about the sale:

Q. Where can I find a map and listing of the sales?

A. Check out page B6 of this week's Mahomet Citizen, available Wednesday night at our usual retailers. We've printed extra copies this week due to the increased demand.


Organizers of Vietnam Wall visit seek volunteers

After over a year of planning, the Wall that Heals is on its way to Mahomet—and organizers of the effort are now looking for volunteers to lend a hand.

“We want this to be a county-wide event,” said Bill Jones, chair of the “Bring the Vietnam Wall to Champaign County” committee. “We want to involve as many people throughout the county as possible.”


Family bearloom

Longtime Mahomet resident LZ Reece passed away this week at the age of 82. Here's a story he told us in 2014 about a unique hunting trip.

Thirty-four years ago, over coffee at the Hen House, Mahomet residents L.Z. Reece and Bud Taylor decided to go on a bear hunt.


Dragon boat team on maiden voyage

It’s a windy 28 degrees on the shores of Homer Lake—hardly ideal conditions for mid-April—but a group of novice boaters are anticipating their maiden voyage.

This is the first launch of the Prairie Dragon Paddlers, a team of breast cancer survivors about to learn the basics of the sport of dragon boating.


Honoring the cancer fight in Mahomet

Organizers of this year’s Mahomet Mini-Relay know that most people in the community have been touched — in one way or another — by cancer.

So they’re hoping Mahomet residents will come out to celebrate hope and the search for a cure.


Registration underway for Community-Wide Garage Sale

The spring Community-Wide Garage Sale will be held Thursday, May 5, through Saturday, May 7. 

The registration deadline is noon on Thursday, April 28. To register, drop by the Mahomet Citizen office on Main Street or contact Molly Scott at mscott@news-gazette.com or (217) 373-7426.


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.


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