Harold G. Lynch

Harold G. Lynch, 87, of Cuba, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday March 26 at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. He was born January 11, 1933 at Canton, the son of Harry and Edith (Mills) Lynch. He married Virginia “Ginger” Power. She preceded him in death along with his parents, one son, Harold Gene Lynch,…

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Emma J. Mallicoat

Emma J. Mallicoat, 86, of Cuba passed away peacefully Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at her home. Born an only child on August 24, 1933 in Tallula to the late Steve & Mary (Holtzclaw) Jones, she married Pert Mallicoat on March 4, 1971, he preceded her in death in 1988. Her daughter Rita also…

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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…

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Lyle D. Huber

Lyle D. Huber was born January 4, 1938 near Easton of Alvin and Bessie Williamson Huber. He passed at 4 a.m. in Memorial Hospital in Springfield on March 25. He is survived by three brothers: Leland (Ilse), Columbia, S.C., George (Nancy), Huntley, and Larry (Sandy), Huntley, and sister Marilyn Seacrist, Peoria, and sister-in-law Rosemary, Mason…

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Elizabeth C. “Betty” Baker

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Baker, 92, of Kilbourne, passed away at 11:06 a.m., March 15, at Unitly Point Health Pekin, Illinois. Betty was born September 18, 1927 to Elise (Hoerrle) and Jacob “Pop” Schilling and was married December 12, 1947 to Harold V. Baker. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2018. Surviving Betty are…

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Raymond E. Dilts

Raymond E. Dilts, 92, of Smithfield passed away at 3:55 a.m. Monday March 23 at his residence. He was born March 25, 1927 in Fiatt to Wesley and Ollivine (Rock) Dilts. He married Betty June Buffum on May 15, 1948 in Smithfield. She survives. Also surviving are three children and one son-in-law, Herb (Mary) Dilts…

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Robert Gene Miller

Robert Gene Miller, 84, of Ipava, passed away at 5:29 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. He was born on February 2, 1936 in Smithfield the son of Robert K. and Zelma (Fierce) Miller. Gene married Carol Jean Sosey on May 12, 1957 in Cuba. She survives. Also surviving is…

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SRC locations to close, spring commencement canceled

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the shelter-in-place guidance from Governor J.B. Pritzker, all locations of Spoon River College will remain operational but closed to students and the public starting Monday, March 23. Campus facilities will be locked and unavailable for walk-in services. “The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and…

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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…

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County Zoning Office physically inaccessible

The Fulton County Community Development/Zoning Office is no longer able to provide in-person access at its physical location in the Fulton County Health Department, 700 East Oak Street, Canton. If assistance is needed with building permits, certificates of occupation, floodplain questions, zoning review of subdivisions, conditional use permits, special home occupation permits, rezoning, mapping, consultations…

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