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An emotional salute: Mahomet Christian's Living Flag performances honor local veterans

Ron Ross, a Navy veteran, waved an American flag during a salute to the armed forces atop Mahomet Christian Church's four-tiered U.S. flag lined with 29 singers during last Friday's 14th annual Living Flag performance.

The song honors all five military branches, asking veterans who served to stand for their respective branch as the choir sings each theme.


Hitting the hardwood: M-S' Maddy Wade steps off soccer field and onto basketball court

Basketball season is a grind. For four grueling months, basketball tends to consume many high schoolers. But for Maddy Wade, basketball season is her break.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior is a soccer star, and the basketball season gives her time to get away from the pitch and play the game she loves.


Rolling in the dough: M-S students raise funds for community holiday help

Last week, Mahomet-Seymour High School students were rolling in the dough — literally.

More than 100 students spread across four sections of economics classes were knee deep in cookie dough for the course's Cookie Project.

Students baked dozens upon dozens of cookies to sell at the junior high and high school all for a good cause.


Those who served: Mahomet veteran Gary Reid 'proud' of 22-year military career

Heroes are ordinary people who do the extraordinary. The definition is one Denise Reid of Mahomet feels best suits husband Gary Reid, who served more than 22 years in the military.

But the Navy, Army Reserves and Army National Guard veteran rejects the title.

"I'm just an average guy," Gary Reid said. "I'm no different than anybody else."


Etching his name into history: M-S’ Mathias Powell wins individual state title

As Mathias Powell reached the 2-mile mark, he glanced at the clock. It read 9 minutes, 30 seconds. So he turned on the jets, and no one was catching him.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior made history on Saturday by becoming the first Bulldog to win the individual state championship in cross-country.


Amy Cunningham finds her rhythm as leader of drumming exercise class

As a college student, Amy Cunningham had no desire to exercise regularly. She always enjoyed public speaking, but she never pictured herself doing so as a fitness instructor.

Now Cunningham leads Mahomet Parks and Recreation's Pound, a group fitness class that uses drumsticks to exercise to the tune of upbeat pop music.


Melinda Edwards creates lasting memories with photography business

Melinda Edwards never got to meet her sister, Nicole Dean, who passed away at the age of 3 before Edwards was born. But with family photos, Edwards was able to form a connection with the girl she never met.


An unforgettable experience: M-S FFA officer team attends National FFA Convention

Ask any leader in their chosen field about the moment they realized their passion and many will recall the so-called lightbulb moment.


Obituaries for Nov. 2, 2018

Mildred Catherine Clifford


The road to Peoria: M-S girls' cross-country heads to state

Kristin Allen is in her first year at the helm of the Mahomet-Seymour girls' cross-country program, but she's already etched her name into school history. Thanks to a clutch run from freshman Elizabeth Sims, M-S won the Class 2A East Peoria girls' cross-country sectional meet on Saturday to qualify for state.


 
 
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