Champaign County

M-S school board candidate profile series: Jason Tompkins

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.


Five Bulldogs to keep an eye on this spring

The polar vortex is over (fingers crossed) and spring is right around the corner. The Bulldogs have some really talented spring squads that will start their quests for state championships.

The Bulldogs' softball team is coming off a regional championship last year, and the M-S baseball team returns a few key pieces.


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.


M-S seniors garner academic honor

MAHOMET — Brisa McGrath and Nick Morrow are basking in the limelight and for good reason after being named to the 2018-19 All-State Academic Team and Honorable Mention Team, respectively.

For McGrath, the recognition was one that required an immediate phone call to her mom.

"I did not expect to be chosen," she said, "so I was really surprised and really happy when I found out."


Bulldogs' new football coach will bring passion to program

MAHOMET — Jon Adkins was a senior at Charleston High School when he traveled up to Mahomet in 2004 to watch the Bulldogs clash with Mount Zion in a Class 4A playoff game.

The stands were packed, the band was deafening and the atmosphere was electric.

Adkins knew right then and there that he wanted to be the head football coach at Mahomet-Seymour one day.


M-S jazz band shares the joy of music

MAHOMET — This year's Mahomet-Seymour High School Jazz Band is extra special to band director Michael Stevens.


Won and done: Bulldogs beat Rantoul, fall to Central in regional play

RANTOUL — One team kept its composure and played with poise late in the fourth quarter. The other let its emotions get the best of them.

Mahomet-Seymour knocked down 14 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and came-from-behind to defeat Rantoul 61-55 in the first round of the Class 3A Rantoul Regional on Monday.


Math team has winning formula

The Mahomet-Seymour math team has put the rest of the state on notice. They're back. The Bulldogs' math squad won the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional last Saturday at Parkland College with a school-record 834 points.


M-S school board candidate profile series: Colleen Schultz

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.


Mahomet Girl Scout troop to use cookie money to help friend

MAHOMET — Girl Scout Troop No. 2941 may only be in its second year of cookie sales, but already the 13-member group is living out the Girl Scout Promise to help people at all times, including one of their own.

Meet Elena Oertwig, the troop's newest member. Unlike her fellow Girl Scouts, Elena arrives to troop meetings in a wheelchair.


 
 
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