Mahomet

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A special crew: Bulldog basketball's seven seniors 'mean a lot'

MAHOMET — Grant Coleman won't celebrate his senior night for one more year, but he wasn't about to let a special night have a sour ending.

The Mahomet-Seymour junior erupted in the third quarter last Friday, pouring in 16 of his game-high 24 points in the frame as M-S flipped a 28-24 halftime lead into a 29-point advantage midway through the fourth quarter.


 
 
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