Congresswoman Bustos helps pass Covid-19 relief bill


BY JOHN FROEHLING Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17th District) discussed the biggest relief aid package ever passed in the nation in response to the spread of Covid-19 shortly after she voted for it Friday, March 27. President Trump was expected to sign the $2 trillion bill into law, Bustos said. The bill provides $1,200 in direct…

Salvation Army adjusts to pandemic


The Salvation Army in Canton, serving Fulton County, has adjusted operations due to Covid-19 or the new coronavirus. The following changes have been made: –Youth program including Monday Night Reading at Oaklawn Apartments and Tuesday night youth activities will be suspended until at least April 1. –The Spring Break Mini Day camp is cancelled.  –Family…

Area events canceled or on hold due to Covid-19


Here are the latest cancellations, closures, postponements and other adjustments announced by area organizations due to the novel coronavirus: CENSUS DAY Census Day activities that had been planned April 1 have been postponed indefinitely pending further notice. AREA MUSEUMS Dickson Mounds Museum in rural Lewistown and Canton Area Heritage Center have closed pending further notice.…

Fulton County Courthouse open but operations reduced


BY JOHN FROEHLING Courts in the Ninth Judicial Circuit will remain open, but civil cases and other non-essential matters will be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Vital matters will continue to be heard. Reducing other operations will take place to minimize personal contact and deter the spread of COVID-19.   Emergencies, suspects in…

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