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MAHOMET — It’s no secret that annexations and the annexation process have been hot topics in town this spring, and although some residents seem to be caught off guard by moves to bring more subdivisions into the boundaries of the village, these kinds of things are covered in one existing gui…

MAHOMET — It’s no secret that more and more people are choosing to call Mahomet home, and the village’s growth has been both an underlying and a direct focus of recent school board election discussions and, separately, intense debate over village annexation of multiple subdivisons.

MAHOMET — Flexing Mother Nature’s muscle, the over-its-banks river itself washed out some of the Upper Sangamon River Conservancy’s activities for the annual Sangamon River Showcase on Saturday, but that didn’t stop members from putting the spotlight on some of the workings of this natural beauty.

MAHOMET -- With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -- the nation’s largest single-day food drive -- on Sa…

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MAHOMET — Three new members joined the Mahomet-Seymour board of education Tuesday, and the reorganizational meeting brought disagreement between them and longer-serving members, with a vote split 4-3 on picking a new president.

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MATTOON — Academically inclined Bulldogs flexed their muscles and came away with a second-place trophy from the state Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge on April 24.

PIATT COUNTY — A project to erect up to 120 wind turbines in northern Piatt County is being proposed by Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy. Still in the early stages of development, it is being dubbed the Goose Creek Wind Project.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour school district leaders will evaluate how the situation was handled April 18 after a threat made related to a domestic situation led them, in conjunction with police, to put two buildings on “soft lockdown” for a while “out of an abundance of caution,” according to …

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.

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.

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.

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.