A silent form of understanding and mutual respect could be seen between Michelle Rumple and her horse as she carefully guided the animal through Rumple Ranch's pasture.Here, Michelle, along with the assistance of her husband, Kevin, has provided Western riding lessons, horse boarding and goo…

Fifteen years ago Julie Odum began floral design work out of her home, mainly in her garage, specializing in events and weddings.But four years ago, Julie along with husband John Odum decided to set up shop and create Flora Design Studio."The business kept growing and it was taking over our …

Each week, we interview a business in town. This week, Brooks Marsh, co-owner of the Mahomet IGA, recently sat down with The Mahomet Citizen's Emily Jankauski.Twenty one years ago, Brooks Marsh moved to Mahomet after growing up on a cattle ranch in Plentywood, Mont., which he described as "t…

Seeing a need and immediately getting to work, that's what Jill Siedenburg did in creating her in-home pet care business — A Walk with Jill Pet Services.Beginning with a simple question, Siedenburg conceptualized her service to man's best friend while jogging in her neighborhood.

56-acre project proposed near Country RidgeThe Plan and Zoning Commission, which advises the village of Mahomet's board of trustees, held a public hearing on Tuesday and discussed a resolution to establish a large-scale residential development of 56.2 acres of land commonly known as Sangamon Fields.

Smiles and laughter filled the room in a crowd of both young and old during Sunday's third annual Dinner and Dessert Auction in the commons area at Mahomet-Seymour High School."This is the first time we've had a line," said Jennifer Wherley, M-S agriculture teacher and FFA chapter adviser.

Refusing to look back, Heather Wanninger, owner of Sweet Lemonade Photography, was faced with a difficult situation and an even more difficult question when the former stay-at-home mother of three boys suddenly became a single mother."In 2011, my husband left me," Wanninger said. "I asked my…

Agent takes pridein making sure his clients know howthe process worksAs a Realtor for more than 20 years, Re/Max agent Matt Difanis has given thousands of people the opportunity to pursue their homeownership dreams.Difanis remembers being a newly married 21-year-old undergraduate student wit…

In a year, so much can change in your neck of the woods. Last January, the village's special census of 11 subdivisions added 1,142 new residents since the 2010 census, which brought Mahomet's total population within the village to 8,400. Aside from population growth, Mahomet's commercial bus…

Downtown building being renovated and will reopen as Salon 105 this summer.

If you blinked, you might’ve missed it—in the space of just a week, the Main Street Wingery transformed into the new Project 47 Smokehouse, Pub, and Patio.The effort was spearheaded by Justin Taylor and Brent Chester, who bought the eatery at 101 N. Lombard from Wingery owner Rich Minick in …

As members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate their achievements in 2015, they said they were also looking forward to the opportunities that 2016 will bring.“As a Chamber, we had a very successful year,” Chairman Ryan Heiser said as the organization’s annual banque…

When longtime friends Sara Terry and Valerie Jesswein opened their new shop, Daydreaming Vintage, just before Christmas, it was the culmination of their dream of turning a hobby into a business.“We’ve always been junkers,” Jesswein said, referring to their love of hunting down hidden treasur…

First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust is collecting new and gently used toys this month for donation to Helping Hands.Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the bank through Friday, Dec. 12. That’s also the date of the bank’s Holiday Open House.

Members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce came together to mark another year of doing business in Mahomet at their annual dinner on Tuesday night.At the event, which was held at Mahomet-Seymour High School, First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust was named Mahomet’s “Business of the Year,” b…

The former Pickle Tree Farm Restaurant site will soon become a one-stop shop for pets needing daycare, grooming, or routine healthcare services.

While his voice may be recognizable from his morning radio show, Mahomet resident Tim Sinclair would like people to see the t-shirt he’s wearing from behind the microphone, a t-shirt that he believes can save the world a little bit at a time.

Tears welled up in her eyes as she thought about saying goodbye to her family child care business and the children who have been coming to her home all year – some for several years.