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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.

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.

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 distr…

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. 

Louise Joanne ConnellSEYMOUR — 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.

Harold 'Gene' BransonBULLHEAD 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.

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

Delores FrankCHAMPAIGN — 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-la…