Bice records first original song, to work as intern for Sidewalk Prophets
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Bice records first original song, to work as intern for Sidewalk Prophets

Catching a professional break at 20 years old isn’t something many college students experience. But, Mahomet-Seymour graduate Leah Bice is beginning to experience the fruits of her 'break.' It all began in the spring of 2017. A second-year communications student at Parkland College, Bice was asked to record ...

January 18, 2018
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Mahomet youth participate in “Into the Woods” at 51 Main
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Mahomet youth participate in “Into the Woods” at 51 Main

Mahomet youth participated in the Sounds of Music Studio's production of "Into the Woods" at 51 Main this weekend. Back row: Izzy Gonzales, Maya Lee, Jen Bartlett, Mallory Birkbichler, Samantha Hamilton Front row: Max Bartlett, Tucker Loven, Abby Loven, Nicolina Di Girolamo

January 16, 2018
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Warren receives the 2018 Parkland Teaching Excellence Award
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Warren receives the 2018 Parkland Teaching Excellence Award

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com Chris Warren started at Parkland College in the fall of 1990 as a student-athlete, but the Mahomet-Seymour graduate wasn’t sure he was cut out for college. More than a quarter of a century later, Warren is an award-winning member of the Parkland College faculty. He can’t imagine himself anywhere ...

January 05, 2018
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Heroes from Home: Ferdie Williamson
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Heroes from Home: Ferdie Williamson

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com Heroes from Home This is one of a continuing series the Mahomet Daily will publish about the ordinary men and women from the community who have done or accomplished extraordinary things in their lifetime. We encourage readers to submit nominations for other deserving individuals ...

January 02, 2018
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Mahomet monument: ‘The’ Pig Sign
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Mahomet monument: ‘The’ Pig Sign

This piece first appeared in the Mahomet Citizen on March 8, 2011. Raising pigs is a full-time profession. But owning a pig sign has a lifetime privilege for Bill and Barbara Herriott of Seymour. The Herriott family has farmed land just south of Mahomet for generations. After ...

December 27, 2017
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Bill Herriott Obituary
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Bill Herriott Obituary

Seymour, IL – William Howard “Bill” Herriott, 86, entered eternal rest on Christmas morning, Monday, December 25, 2017. Born on August 3, 1931 in Champaign County to Harold and Gretchen Herriott, Bill began playing the piano at the age of eight. Two years later his ...

December 27, 2017
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Kroner celebrates 50 years as a journalist
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Kroner celebrates 50 years as a journalist

A lot can change in 50 years. From writing on paper to a typewriter, from editing on a computer to laying out a publication, Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 50 years as a journalist. But one thing hasn’t changed: Fred Kroner still loves to ...

December 20, 2017
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Zolt still giving back at age 90
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Zolt still giving back at age 90

In 1975, actress Lynda Carter first played Wonder Woman on television. In 2017, as Anne Zolt lives her daily life, she has picked up a nickname. “They call me ‘Wonder Woman’” Zolt said. She’s not acting. She volunteers one day a week at Carrie Busey Elementary School, where she works with kindergartners. She volunteers one ...

December 19, 2017
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