'Nutcracker' cast features Mahomet youths

The magic of Christmas begins early for all children in "The Nutcracker," including the eight from Mahomet.

"I like being in 'The Nutcracker' because of the feeling backstage," seven-year veteran Byla Chapman, 11, said. "It's magical just watching the other dancers in the lighting. It just all goes together. It's really amazing."

Longtime Lincoln Trail P.E. teacher ready for new pursuit

Lu Rippy will soon transition from working with a building of children to focusing on one specific child.

On Dec. 20, the Lincoln Trail physical education teacher will retire from her classroom duties for a pursuit she is delighted to experience.

Obituaries for Nov. 24, 2017

Glen Coffin

MAHOMET — Glen Edward Coffin, 86, of Mahomet transitioned from his earthly to his heavenly home Friday morning (November 17, 2017) at home.

After-school class project benefits 'Nutcracker'

The heaviest roles in the Champaign Urbana Ballet Academy's Nutcracker performances often fall on the lightest shoulders.

Tiny ballerinas are dancing around stage with a 4-foot stick attached to a 7-pound horse head.

It's a weighty issue.

That was in the past.

Students orchestrate Veterans Day ceremony

The big-picture items were impressive.

Mahomet-Seymour's high school student council put together a Veterans Day program on Nov. 10 that included a breakfast for those who served, followed by an all-school assembly where former Bulldog Anthony Wirth was the keynote speaker.

Lincoln Trail honors 'true patriot' Lee Jessup

In a rapidly changing academic world, creating a program that lasts more than 20 years is rare.

But students at Lincoln Trail Elementary School learned about the history of the annual Veterans Day program on Friday as the school honored retired Lincoln Trail Principal Lee Jessup.

Obituaries for Nov. 17, 2017

Delores Frank

CHAMPAIGN — Delores I. (Jean) McKee Frank went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017).

She was born in Champaign on Dec. 31, 1934. She was the daughter of Bernard and Ruth (Cook) Marlowe.

Delores had lived and worked in Ohio and Michigan, where she made many new and long-lasting friendships, before returning to Champaign in 2005.

Champaign address, but M-S students


For The Mahomet Citizen

Residents of Jacob's Landing in Champaign have described the subdivision as up-and-coming.

Jacob's Landing is on the southwest outskirts of Champaign, but it is in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.

Woman gets a lift from charity after nine years without a vehicle

Kathryn Woodcock's life is far from perfect, but her attitude is exemplary.

A resident of Meadowview Apartments, Woodcock is a single mother of three who is on disability.

"For nine years," she said, "we were without a vehicle."

Candlewood soup kitchen open for business

Kristen Bryant is learning that payback is sweet.

The Mahomet resident is one of the volunteers who helped cook and serve earlier this week when a soup kitchen opened for the first time at the Candlewood Estates pool house.


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