Soup kitchen opens at Candlewood
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Soup kitchen opens at Candlewood

Photo and article by Fred Kroner: John Scott is the organizer of the soup kitchen, which opened for the first time on Monday at the poolhouse at Candlewood. It will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-6 p.m. Kristen Bryant is learning that payback is sweet. The Mahomet resident is one ...

November 10, 2017
Life  
Thomas saves his father’s life
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Thomas saves his father’s life

Ethan Thomas faced the ultimate test of his knowledge last summer. School had been out for about two months when the sophomore-to-be at Mahomet-Seymour found himself in a life-and-death situation. His father, 37-year-old Travis Thomas, had suffered a heart attack and waslying on the living room floor, ...

November 10, 2017
Life  
Halloween fun for all ages at Hennesy Hallow
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Halloween fun for all ages at Hennesy Hallow

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the Hennesy family. While a few Mahomet residents have Christmas displays that can rival the Griswold’s, the Hennesy’s Halloween decorations are already drawing spectators to their home located at 1809 E West Lake Dr. in the Cobblecreek ...

October 26, 2017
Life  
Veteran Lawson employee will soon be ‘out of commission’
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Veteran Lawson employee will soon be ‘out of commission’

Photo and Article by Fred Kroner John Seversen’s life serves as a double anomaly. The Mahomet resident has worked for the same company (Lawson Products, Inc.) for 47 years. What’s even more unique is how he was paid: Seversen has always worked on a straight commission. His status will ...

October 20, 2017
Life  
Kreps to retire from coaching after 25 years
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Kreps to retire from coaching after 25 years

Steve Kreps has been working to make “Bulldogs” for over 25 years. But at the end of the 2017-2018 basketball season, Kreps, who retired from teaching in 2014, will also retire from his football and basketball coaching assignments within the Mahomet-Seymour School District. “We have a saying ...

October 12, 2017
Life  
UIUC Students Seek Veterans to Interview
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UIUC Students Seek Veterans to Interview

University of Illinois students are interested in interviewing veterans to produce documentaries to share with the veteran and their family. After the initial interview, a student will work on making a full-length documentary for the veteran about their life and service. "This is a great way for ...

October 11, 2017
Life  
Seasonal workers imperative during planting and harvesting season
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Seasonal workers imperative during planting and harvesting season

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 ...

October 06, 2017
Life  
Harris portrayal of Tubman (video)
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Harris portrayal of Tubman (video)

Kathryn Harris, retired director of Library Services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, takes on the persona of a former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. In numerous trips back into the South, Harriet ...

October 02, 2017
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Champaign-Urbana ESST helps families in moment of crisis
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Champaign-Urbana ESST helps families in moment of crisis

It’s never expected. The fire that takes a home. The death that shakes a family. The car accident that leaves the occupants injured. People don’t plan for events like this because everyone believes, “it won’t happen to me.” But then it does. And in the moment of shock ...

September 21, 2017
Life  
Movie and discussion about race coming to Mahomet October 1
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Movie and discussion about race coming to Mahomet October 1

What is white privilege? This is the question white conservative Brian Grimm asked in 2008 when the United States was in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Grimm learned that black people have double the unemployment rate as white people and that ...

September 18, 2017
Life