Fulton County, IL

Fulton County Breast Cancer Support Group Walk held

CANTON — Saturday, May 7, the Fulton County Breast Cancer Support Group Walk was held at Wallace Park. Sponsored by grants received by the Fulton County Health Department, (Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure and Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program), the event was for survivors, caregivers and for those walking in memory of loved ones.
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CI Hero: Astoria teenager influences through impact

ASTORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A high school senior in Astoria works to make a difference with every cause she is involved with. From Miss Astoria to helping spearhead a bed-building school-wide event, senior Audrey Briggs said supporting others is a core value. While the Fulton County town may be...
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Farm Safety Day registration open to all area youth

LEWISTOWN -- Accidents can happen in a split second. It is never too young to start learning how to be situationally aware and safer. For the past 30 years, University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Farm Bureau have made it a priority to teach area youth how to be safe around the farm and beyond. More: IFB...

Who’s getting married in Fulton County?

LEWISTOWN - As of May 9, two couples have applied for marriage licenses in Fulton County. Party A: Austin Eugene Kidd, Canton Party B: Meagan Danielle Driedmansky, Canton Party A: Bryan Scott Arnold, Pekin Party B: Michalah Lynn Diekhoff, Pekin This article originally appeared on Canton Daily Ledger: Who’s getting married in Fulton County?
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Sinkhole closes roads in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A sinkhole resulting from a sewer main break in Farmington has shut down several roads off to traffic until Thursday. According to the Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA) there is a sinkhole from a sewer main break on Illinois Route 78 near Casey’s in Farmington.
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Gunna surrenders to police on racketeering charges

'Page Six' reports Gunna, real name Sergio Giavonni Kitchens, turned himself in to Fulton County police and was arrested and booked on gang-related charges on May 11. He reportedly faces one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The 28-year-old rapper was named in an 88-page indictment focused on alleged YSL gang members, including Young Thug. Young Thug was arrested on May 9 on thesame charge as Gunna in addition to being charged with participating in criminal gang activity.
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Kitchen Cooked plant transitioning to distribution facility

FARMINGTON, Ill. – A longtime staple made in Fulton County will not be made there any more. The parent company of Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips says the chips will not be made in Farmington any longer, but will move to other Utz facilities. However, a spokesperson for Utz Snacks...

Buzzy’s Best Awards for April announced. Here's who they are!

FULTON COUNTY—This is the 26th School Year for MidAmerica National Bank’s Buzzy’s Best Award. Buzzy’s Best recipients receive a $20 “Bee-A-Saver” Savings account, a t-shirt, certificate, backpack tag, bee pencil, and beehive bank. Winners have proven to “bee” a good citizen, cooperative, a hard worker, kind, helpful, and are selected each month by their teachers.

Sheriff Standard presents Foster with scholarship

CANTON—This year the recipient for the Fulton County Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship is Emily Foster, daughter of Matthew and Brandy Foster, Canton. The scholarship was recently presented to Foster by Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard. Emily has plans to attend Spoon River College. Each year the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association...

Altruistic Club of Canton fundraiser May 10

The Altruistic Club of Canton is having our only fundraiser on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Chestnut in Canton. In lieu of our annual coffee/tea social gathering, we will be offering homemade, pre-boxed cookies for pick-up, or delivery in Canton, for $12/box. Pre-orders can be made via call or text to Sara Mathis, 309-303-9977 or Jen Kees, 309-338-1345. We request pre-orders be made and paid for by May 8, please.