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Top news from 2018

That’s a wrap. Another year is in the books. As 2018 rides off into the sunset, let’s recap last year’s top 10 news events, listed in no particular order. Without any further ado:

 

No. 1: Arrest made in 2009 murder of Mahomet's Holly Cassano


'He's my superhero': Mahomet's Linda Miller forever thankful to daughter's classmate after kidney donation

MAHOMET — Life can change in an instant, and for Mahomet's Linda Miller, it all changed with an unexpected phone call in early May. It was from Joel Shoemaker, the best friend of her eldest daughter, Sarah Miller, on the line. The two had graduated together from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 2002.


Helping in the healing: Comfort Dogs assist Lincoln Trail students cope with loss of classmate

Mahomet is mourning the loss of Joel Roberts, an 11-year-old Lincoln Trail student who passed away during a flag football game at Barber Park on Saturday. Parents David Roberts and Carrie Livesay Roberts told WCIA on Tuesday their son had a rare heart defect that went undiscovered until his autopsy.


'It's very special': Mahomet native Jason Seaman receives a hero's welcome

Hundreds filled the stands at Frank Dutton Field giving Mahomet native Jason Seaman a hero's welcome during Friday's first home football game and Dawgapalooza celebration.

The crowd greeted Seaman with a standing ovation. The 2007 Mahomet-Seymour grad is credited with tackling and disarming a student shooter who entered his classroom at Indiana's Noblesville West Middle School in May.


DNA work breaks case in 2009 murder of Mahomet's Holly Cassano

URBANA — A commercial genetic genealogy company that relies on science and public records, combined with good old-fashioned police detective work, led to the arrest Tuesday of a Mahomet man for one of the most horrendous Champaign County murders in modern history.


School district, village to honor hometown hero Jason Seaman at Dawgapalooza

MAHOMET — Jason Seaman will be honored next week on the field he starred on during his years on the Mahomet-Seymour football team.

The seventh-grade science teacher credited with stopping a shooter at Indiana's Noblesville West Middle School will be honored Aug. 31 prior to kickoff at Frank Dutton Field.


 
 
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