Cakes by Lori opens in Mahomet IGA
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Cakes by Lori opens in Mahomet IGA

With a following throughout Central Illinois, Cakes by Lori is now located inside the Mahomet IGA bakery. Lori Martin has always loved being artistic and baking for other people. When her love landed her a job at the Roundbarn IGA in Champaign more than 27 years ...

September 18, 2017
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Constantly in Jams
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Constantly in Jams

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, ...

September 15, 2017
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First State Bank of Forrest ready to become part of Mahomet community
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First State Bank of Forrest ready to become part of Mahomet community

With five sites throughout Central Illinois, the First State Bank of Forrest has brought its family-friendly atmosphere to its sixth location in Mahomet. “Mahomet kind of ticked off what (the owners) were looking for,” Brancher Manager Nick Schneider said. “They were looking for a community ...

September 12, 2017
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Hen House Veteran waitresses serve up heaping helping of experience
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Hen House Veteran waitresses serve up heaping helping of experience

Photo by Fred Kroner Veteran Hen House waitresses include (from left) Rosana Rardin, from Philo, Vonna Chaplin, from Mahomet, Sue Easter, from Mahomet, and Charissa Hemrich, from Mahomet. They have a combined 73 years of experience working at the Mahomet Hen House and all have worked there at least 13 years. Customers at the Hen House Restaurant, in Mahomet, ...

September 08, 2017
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Crowley Pumpkin Patch opens September 7
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Crowley Pumpkin Patch opens September 7

The Crowley Pumpkin Patch is opens today (September 7) for business. The patch located on 435 County Road 2500N Mahomet will be open Monday through Friday 6:30-8, Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-3. The Crowleys, who farmed their land, decided to turn to a pumpkin crop a few ...

September 07, 2017
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Briggs’ dream comes true in Salon 105
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Briggs’ dream comes true in Salon 105

Growing up near downtown Mahomet and riding bikes through the historical part of town brings back a lot of memories for residents who grew up in town. Kelsie Briggs is no different. “I got my first haircut at Hairpin right down the street,” Briggs, who recently opened ...

September 06, 2017
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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

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 ...

September 01, 2017
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DeHaan works to provide security for clients
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DeHaan works to provide security for clients

Preparing for the unexpected is not just something Country Financial Agent Jessie DeHaan helps her clients do. For 12 years, DeHaan has lived the unexpected and uses that as a catalyst to provide her clients with expert financial advice. A mother of two children, Morgan and ...

August 31, 2017
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Four Reasons Why People Spend Too Much
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Four Reasons Why People Spend Too Much

You understand the basic concepts of budgeting, saving and monitoring your money—but this doesn’t mean you’re in control of your spending. The experts at Busey share a few reasons why consumers sometimes break their budget. A “here and now” mindset. If you tend to focus ...

August 29, 2017
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First Baptist Church to host Financial Peace University
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First Baptist Church to host Financial Peace University

Finances and peace may not be words paired together often. But Pastor Brian Romanowski has seen people break free of the bondage of debt by offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at the First Baptist Church. “I’ve seen people who had $9,000 of debt paid off in ...

August 29, 2017
Business