Piatt County

Obituaries for Feb. 8, 2019

Roger Dotson

MAHOMET — Roger Dotson, 71, of Mahomet died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar St., Mahomet.


Leo Ensign

'A little secret hideaway': Sunset Christmas Tree Farm a place to make holiday memories

MANSFIELD — Sunset Christmas Tree Farm is easily Mansfield's best-kept holiday secret. It all began 14 years ago when owners Justin Lamb and Kevin Dyer of Mahomet were looking for a place to start a landscaping business.

They opened Sunset Landscaping and Trees after deciding to branch out on their own. They had previously worked together for a different landscaper.

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.

Charleston bound: Several Bulldogs advance to Saturday's state meet

The Mahomet-Seymour girls' track and field team placed third in the IHSA Class 2A Sectional last Thursday in Monticello.

The Bulldogs scored 62 points, which was 38 points behind second-place Urbana. Host Monticello won the meet with 110 1 / 3 points.

Exploring East Central Illinois: Alison Johnson embarks in the great outdoors

Encouraging parents to step out into the great outdoors, Alison Johnson started a local initiative in Champaign County stemming from a national, nonprofit organization known as Hike it Baby to inspire parents and their children, ages birth to 5 years old, to get active in local nature areas.

News-Gazette All-Area All Star prep basketball games: April 22, 2012.

The News-Gazette All-Area All Star prep basketball games at Parkland College in Champaign on  April 22, 2012.

Polar Plunge 2012

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Mahomet Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.

IHSA State Wrestling 2012: Quarter Finals

Area quarterfinal match's at the IHSA state wrestling tournament at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL on Friday, Feb.17, 2012.

Noon Day New Years

The Noon Day New Year's celebration at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign on Saturday, Dec. 31 , 2011. Over 500 balloons were dropped from the ceiling of the theater after a countdown to the strike of noon. 

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