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MAHOMET — Music just happens to run in Ella Herriott's family. That tradition was one her grandmother, Barbara Herriott of Seymour, was elated to see on display during the Feb. 28 seventh- and eighth-graders' band and chorus concert."We've got a lot of music in our family," Barbara Herriott said.

MAHOMET — Stephen Clarkson had no idea what his wife, Kathy, got him into when she agreed he would play a lead role in Mahomet Christian Church's first-ever dinner theater performance earlier this month."I said, 'OK, but I'm going to tell you something. I've never done anything like this bef…

Those who attend high school football games are usually familiar with the color guard performance during halftime.And the Bulldogs have as good a squad as any school in the area.What fans may not be as familiar with is the color guard's sister team: winter guard.

MAHOMET — As soon as Megan Targett entered the high school field house doors, her 6-year-old, Camden Croft, darted off."He's been hyper since I picked him up," Targett joked. "Once we got here, he was gone."The source of all that excitement? Friday's 13th annual Mahomet Madness fundraiser fo…

MAHOMET — For five minutes every year, Kiel Ledin has lived his dream on the Mahomet-Seymour High School stage. In this year's Variety Show, the senior went out with a bang, winning Sunday's vote from judges."(It's) been one of the most gratifying and fulfilling experiences," Ledin said. "I'…

MAHOMET — Abbey Houser brought daughter, Caroline Houser, to the Museum of the Grand Prairie's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with the intent of having a "good conversation starter" with her 6-year-old."We talked last night before we came here about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and kin…

MAHOMET — Christina Nielsen knew from a young age she wanted to be in madrigals because of family tradition, but when she discovered she also had a passion for singing, there was no doubt about her auditioning for the 42nd annual madrigal dinner performances.

MAHOMET — Christmas comes but once a year, but Saturdays are good for research, and Santa knows that.From his white chair in a building on Main Street, Saint Nick was polling kids about their top wishes, as well as handing out gift bags."I'm getting a lot of requests for Legos and LOLS," he …

Gray skies were no match for the high spirits found during the joyous festivities of Village Christmas last weekend."God cooperated again with the weather," said Walter Pierce, director of Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce. "The low was 38 degrees that night and 48 when we started. That's pre…

The whole storyline of Mahomet-Seymour's Christmas play performances was in the title itself, "Wake Up Santa," but the show was far from a snooze-fest for the audiences.For Carly Pogue, a senior co-director, the crowd-pleasing moments all came down to the holiday songs from "Rudolph the Red-…

Last weekend, Mahomet-Seymour High School's 27-member performance of "I Don't Have a Clue" left audience members rolling in laughter. The comedic murder-mystery dinner plot left the crowd guessing who were the good guys and who were the bad guys up until the very end.

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.

Bulldog pride was on full display during last week’s homecoming celebrations. Activities included hall decorations, class color day, powderpuff football games and a homecoming parade with an "Under the Sea" theme. The highlight was under the Friday night lights of Frank Dutton Field, where s…

Orange and blue everything decked the streets of Mahomet during last week's homecoming parade. The parade start time moved from its typical Friday afternoon to Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop hundreds from flocking to the parade route's Division, Elm, Franklin, Main and State streets.

A sea of orange and blue flooded the entrance to Frank Dutton Field for the 16th annual Dawgapalooza last Friday. The yearly tailgate before the first home football game raises funds for both the Mahomet-Seymour High School athletic and music boosters.

The big weekend has finally arrived. A jam-packed weekend of music acts will soon fill Main Street with headliners such as Rodney Atkins and Mark Chesnutt during the Mahomet Music Festival (today and Saturday).

For Angie Corray and 13-year-old daughter Marissa Corray, Saturday was more than just another race day."Preparing for the race gave us a chance to talk and work on training and just talk about school," Angie Corray said. "She's in cross-country, and this teaches how to get through the hard p…

MAHOMET — Mark Kesler and Alan Singleton have a long-standing tradition. Every August, they bump into each other at the annual Mahomet Area Youth Club 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs.

The Fourth of July puts the small town of Seymour on the map. Last Wednesday, hundreds donning their red, white and blue set up their blankets and chairs along the parade route."I think it's just good American spirit and everybody's excited for the Fourth," said Lauren Redmon of Seymour, in …

With temperatures reaching 90 degrees or more this week, the local owners of Ice Daddy's Shaved Ice Inc. hope Mahomet residents will beat the heat with their sweet treats.

Dozens of area women packed the Lake of the Woods Pavilion for a stress-free evening last Thursday.Since 2010, the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has celebrated local women by providing them an opportunity to network or simply chat with their friends and be pampered by area businesses.

"It's for the kids," said Andy Busch, one of two auctioneers at the annual Mahomet Area Youth Club's Boot Scootin' Auction.Last Friday, approximately 250 people gathered in Doug and Stacy Schroeder's barn north of Mansfield for the youth organization's annual fundraiser.

JT Walker's and the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce presented the second annual Mahomet Craft Beer Festival Saturday.With downtown Mahomet's Main Street closed, the festival welcomed more than 30 breweries along with beverages from the Homer Soda Company and wine selections from Alto Vineya…

Images from a rehearsal of She Loves Me, the musical that inspired the films "The Shop Around The Corner" and "You've Got Mail" in the Tryon Festival Theatre of Krannert Center. Peformances open Thursday, April 26, 2018.