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UPDATE: M-S grad 'doing great' after confronting school shooter

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A 2007 Mahomet-Seymour graduate, hospitalized after a shooting at Noblesville (Ind.) West Middle School this morning, is being credited for stopping the suspected gunman before he caused more harm.


Mahomet-Seymour Graduation 2018

Mahomet-Seymour graduation at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Friday, May 18, 2018.


Making a difference: M-S facilities director Truitt helps students, staff

Often performing behind the scenes, Shane Truitt has served as the Mahomet-Seymour school district's facilities director for nearly eight years. He supervises three shifts of 15 custodians for the district and oversees the electrical, mechanical and physical parts of each of the school district's buildings.


Read Across America

The Urbana Park District hosts Read Across America, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Lincoln Square. 40 area businesses help over 1,000 local kids and their families celebrate reading. 


Kindergartner Elena Oertwig gets a helping hand

Elena Oertwig knows many people who deserve a hand.

She was at the top of the list.

The Mahomet-Seymour kindergarten student literally received a helping hand a few weeks ago.


Obituaries for Dec. 8, 2017

Louise Joanne Connell

SEYMOUR — Louise Joanne Connell of rural Seymour died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2017) at Arbor Rose in Monticello, with her family at her side after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's.


Village Christmas draws crowd for Santa, shopping and socializing

The spirit of Christmas is here at last. Mahomet blocked off Main Street last Friday at 5 p.m. to create a weekend of holiday glee.

Hosted by The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce, Village Christmas included seasonal festivities from Friday through Sunday.


Edwards family children give gifts of time, love

Ella Edwards is 11 years old and in sixth grade.

Her two sisters are both younger.

They have already experienced more of life's hardships in their years than many have to face in their first 20 years.

Collectively, the Mahomet residents have also experienced and shared one of life's most rewarding lessons, one that many haven't achieved well into adulthood, if at all.


The sounds of music paved way into Hall of Fame

Brian Haag's early years with music were ones of frustration.

"I took piano lessons," he said, "but I didn't enjoy it."

When he reached fifth grade, it was time to pick an instrument for band. Haag didn't get his first choice.


Obituaries for Dec. 1, 2017

Harold 'Gene' Branson

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — Harold Eugene "Gene" Branson, 84, of Bullhead City, Ariz., formerly of Rantoul, passed away on Nov. 14, 2017, at Joshua Springs Assisted Living, Bullhead City, Ariz.


 
 
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