Champaign County

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

M-S' Grant Coleman set for breakout season

Grant Coleman had a strong sophomore year for Mahomet-Seymour, and the numbers back up that statement.

Cory Noe had all the attention last year, and Coleman made opponents pay by splashing 22 three-pointers and averaging 10.9 points per game. The 6-foot-5 forward shot over 70 percent from the free throw line and over 54 percent from the field.

Exceptional Bulldogs: M-S football's players of the year

Mahomet-Seymour ended its season with two consecutive wins, but finishing 3-6 was a big-time disappointment. The Bulldogs missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

It was just the second time in head coach Keith Pogue's 11-year career that the Bulldogs didn't finish with a winning record.

Burgwald Eye Center's Trunk or Treat pulls Mahomet together

With Main Street's businesses decked out in Halloween hoopla in celebration of Burgwald Eye Center's fourth annual Trunk or Treat last Friday, it's easy to see why Mike and Kayla Smith decided to plant their family roots in Mahomet.

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.

Obituaries for Nov. 2, 2018

Mildred Catherine Clifford

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