MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote tonight (Tuesday, April 23) on whether to annex multiple subdivisions in a highly anticipated decision in which a "yes" vote is opposed by many residents.

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MAHOMET -- A threat made related to a domestic situation led Mahomet-Seymour school district leaders to put two buildings on "soft lockdown" for a while Thursday "out of an abundance of caution," according to Superintendent Lindsey Hall.

MAHOMET — Students at Lincoln Trail Elementary School learned about various countries and religions — and had some special visitors — April 5 as part of Heritage and National Differences Study (HANDS) Around the World.

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MAHOMET — Phase one is underway, and preparations have begun for phase two as the village of Mahomet replaces decades-old pavement on Sunny Acres Road south from East Oak Street (U.S. 150) to South Mahomet Road.

MAHOMET — The second annual Mahomet Home & Garden Expo is Saturday and Sunday, and Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Walter Pierce said it will surpass last year’s in both the number of vendors and other offerings for attendees.

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MAHOMET — It wasn’t by a huge margin, but Mahomet-Seymour school district voters ousted a pair of incumbents and selected a trio of newcomers for the board of education Tuesday.

MAHOMET — The assistant principal for Middletown Prairie Elementary School will become the principal at the institution as of July 1, according to a press release today (March 29) from the Mahomet-Seymour school board.

MAHOMET — Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the consolidated election, and it’s no secret that the local board of education race is the hottest for the town this spring.

MAHOMET -- Mahomet IGA owner Brooks Marsh presented Lori Martin of "Cakes by Lori at IGA" with the IGA Best Practices Award and the Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independent Award for bakeries on Wednesday.

MAHOMET -- Tuesday's regular village board meeting will be held at the Cornbelt Fire District Training Center, 506 E. Main St., according to village officials.

MAHOMET — Traffic in a portion of the village will be rerouted this spring and possibly all summer as Sunny Acres Road gets a face-lift.

MAHOMET — In a study session Tuesday night before a room overflowing with local residents, four out of six Village of Mahomet trustees agreed, in an unofficial vote, to delay until April 23 decisions on multiple planned subdivision annexations.

David 'Ben' CooleySEYMOUR — On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, at the age of 84, the world lost a wonderful and caring individual. David Benjamin Cooley went to wait for the return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

By PENNY WEAVERMAHOMET — Fiscal responsibility and the role of the school board in providing students with a quality education were among top subjects Tuesday at a candidate forum hosted by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce at the Cornbelt Fire Protection District building in the heart of…

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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 — Penny Weaver grew up dreaming of being a comedian, but now she finds herself as a journalist in a bustling newsroom.Meet Penny Weaver, The Mahomet Citizen's new editor.Weaver is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a…

It's amazing what you can accomplish in one year and five months. Yes, that's the amount of time we've shared together.We've had 67 publications together. I have a hard time grasping that. Each week is spent trying to provide the best possible publication.

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…

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. Ea…

The Mahomet-Seymour math team has put the rest of the state on notice. They're back. The Bulldogs' math squad won the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional last Saturday at Parkland College with a school-record 834 points.

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 t…

Shirley BauerNORMAL — Shirley Ann Bauer, 86, of Normal, formerly of Urbana and Cissna Park, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Heritage Health, Normal.

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.

Charles BaldwinMAHOMET — 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 an…

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. Ea…

MAHOMET — Jackie Butler and Heather Denam had no idea they would be the difference makers in so many peoples' lives, but ever since they opened It Takes a Village, a not-for-profit organization offering free clothing and household items to central Illinois families in need, they've done just that.

Chad Benedict is the assistant principal at Mahomet-Seymour High School. He and his family have lived in Mahomet for 13 years. Benedict and his wife, Becky, are both employed by the Mahomet-Seymour school district. The Benedicts live on a small farm, and their family is involved with raising…

MAHOMET — A shiny red vehicle turned heads on Main Street Monday morning, rolling out of Cornbelt Fire Protection District's firehouse, but this time it wasn't a fire engine.Medic 2277, a new ambulance, responded to its first call following an agreement made between Cornbelt and Carle Arrow …