Fred Kroner

Seasonal workers imperative during planting and harvesting season
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Seasonal workers imperative during planting and harvesting season

October 06, 2017

Seasonal workers aren’t just valuable for retail stores during the holiday shopping blitz. They are also imperative for farmers during the harvest season, which started in Champaign County several weeks ago. For much of the year, farming can be a solo pursuit for a majority of the operators. When it’s time to get the crops […]

Homecoming a night for the record books
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Homecoming a night for the record books

September 29, 2017

Last weekend was one for the record books. Friday (Sept. 22) was the third of five consecutive days where record high temperatures were either matched or broken, making obsolete marks which had stood since 1891. Friday was also the day for the first inductions into the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation Hall of Fame. More classes will be added […]

Few and Far Between
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Few and Far Between

September 22, 2017

Photo by Fred Kroner Honest Abe keeps a watchful eye on the three male teachers at Lincoln Trail School. From left are Charles Durst, Ben Herriott and James Heinold. They do not have a shared nickname.They are not The Terrific Trio, The Three Amigos or The Band of Three. They are not The Terrific Trio, […]

Constantly in Jams
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Constantly in Jams

September 15, 2017

Photo: Fred Kroner DeYoung stands in her pantry where she has more than 30 flavors of jam prepared and ready for sale. Her four-ounce jars are $4 apiece. Sara DeYoung likes to find herself in the middle of a jam. It’s a common position for the westside Mahomet resident, especially from June through October. Her […]

Frederick looks back on 10 years at Freddie’s Barber Shop
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Frederick looks back on 10 years at Freddie’s Barber Shop

September 01, 2017

Mahomet’s Jeff Frederick is closing in on his 10th anniversary cutting hair at his shop, “Freddies.” He took over a business which Mike Seten had operated for 47 years. Some days the conversation turns to sports. At other times, it’s about the downtown redevelopment. Frequently, the focus is on family. Whatever the topic, it’s all […]

Lindsey beats odds in getting first book published
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Lindsey beats odds in getting first book published

August 25, 2017

Photo by Fred Kroner: Mahomet’s Tim Lindsey sits in his home beside a stack of books he wrote on sustainability during an eight-month period in 2016. The book was published in July, 2017, and sold out in two days. The story is remarkable enough just based on statistical data. Tim Lindsey had heard the stories about how […]

Mahomet-Seymour Mentor Program seeks additional volunteers
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Mahomet-Seymour Mentor Program seeks additional volunteers

August 18, 2017

Deb Kauffman, and her family, were new to Mahomet eight years ago. Seven years ago, thanks to the efforts of Jill Kyle — whom she had gotten to know at church — Kauffman became a volunteer in the Mahomet-Seymour Mentoring program. Now, she could serve as a spokesperson on reasons why others should consider it. […]

Easton creates a buzz
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Easton creates a buzz

August 11, 2017

Teri Easton expects a lot of buzz about her new venture. The former athletic department administrative assistant at Champaign’s St.Thomas More needed a hobby to help her into retirement. The White Heath resident found a sweet one. Easton is becoming a beekeeper. She had no background in the endeavor. “I’ve learned enough,” Easton said, “that […]

Mahomet’s Zainab Susi welcomes sisters to America
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Mahomet’s Zainab Susi welcomes sisters to America

August 04, 2017

Photo by: Fred Kroner/The Mahomet Citizen Mahomet’s Zainab Susi, center, poses with her sisters, Sultana Mumtaz, left, and Saeeda Susi, last week after they immigrated to the United States. For Mahomet’s Zainab Susi, the change is more than the obvious one. Until last week, she spoke with her two oldest sisters on an almost daily […]

Colella family prepares for changes that will come with daughter’s rare disease
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Colella family prepares for changes that will come with daughter’s rare disease

July 28, 2017

Photo: The Colella family, from Mahomet, includes Alexa Colella, Grant Colella, 10-year-old Ryan Colella and 3-year-old Charlotte Colella. Charlotte Colella is, in many ways, a typical 3-year-old. “She runs, jumps in your lap and knocks you over,” said Alexa Colella, her mother. “We call her ‘The Tank’ or ‘The Linebacker.’ ” The youngster has dreams […]