Obituaries for March 1, 2019

Shirley Bauer

NORMAL — Shirley Ann Bauer, 86, of Normal, formerly of Urbana and Cissna Park, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Heritage Health, Normal.

A Valentine's she won't forget: M-S crossing guard 'blindsided' by surprise

MAHOMET — For Kristi Hart, last Thursday started out like any normal workday as a crossing guard for Lincoln Trail Elementary School, where she ensures students safely cross the intersection of Division and State streets each school day.

M-S school board candidate profile series: Lance Raver

Voters will cast their ballot for four open seats on the Mahomet-Seymour board of education during the consolidated general election. Those asking for your vote include Julie Cebulski, Meghan Hennesy, Jeremy Henrichs, Ken Keefe, Jenny Park, Lance Raver, Colleen Schultz and Jason Tompkins. Each week, we will feature one candidate (in alphabetical order) in a Q&A style.

Obituaries for Feb. 22, 2019

Charles Baldwin

MAHOMET — Charles "Chuck" Baldwin went home to the loving arms of his heavenly Father on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

His blessed life began in Carbondale on Dec. 20, 1946, a son of Edsel and Mary Baldwin.

He graduated from Cape Girardeau High School and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

Mahomet Christian Church's play delivers message with loads of laughter

MAHOMET — Stephen Clarkson had no idea what his wife, Kathy, got him into when she agreed he would play a lead role in Mahomet Christian Church's first-ever dinner theater performance earlier this month.

"I said, 'OK, but I'm going to tell you something. I've never done anything like this before in my life, so you've got a lot of work on your hands."

M-S winter color guard returns with strong showing at state contest

Those who attend high school football games are usually familiar with the color guard performance during halftime.

And the Bulldogs have as good a squad as any school in the area.

What fans may not be as familiar with is the color guard's sister team: winter guard.

It Takes a Village expands efforts, moves location

MAHOMET — Jackie Butler and Heather Denam had no idea they would be the difference makers in so many peoples' lives, but ever since they opened It Takes a Village, a not-for-profit organization offering free clothing and household items to central Illinois families in need, they've done just that.

Meet Medic 2277: Cornbelt, Carle offer better coverage with new agreement

MAHOMET — A shiny red vehicle turned heads on Main Street Monday morning, rolling out of Cornbelt Fire Protection District's firehouse, but this time it wasn't a fire engine.

Medic 2277, a new ambulance, responded to its first call following an agreement made between Cornbelt and Carle Arrow Ambulance last week.

Chad Benedict joins us for our weekly chat

Chad Benedict is the assistant principal at Mahomet-Seymour High School. He and his family have lived in Mahomet for 13 years. Benedict and his wife, Becky, are both employed by the Mahomet-Seymour school district. The Benedicts live on a small farm, and their family is involved with raising and showing Hereford cattle.


Leaders of the pack: Two M-S seniors recognized as Good Citizens

MAHOMET — Ellen Bushell and Jordan Veldman have a good reason to be proud of themselves.

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