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Canton church to hold soup luncheon fundraiser

The First Baptist Church, 301 E. Elm, Canton, will hold a 2019 Mission Trip soup luncheon fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. A suggested donation of $3 includes vegetable or chili soup plus dessert.


Snow, ice forecast for Coles County and Central Illinois

LINCOLN -- The expected weekend winter storm poised to impact Central Illinois tonight and into Saturday has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service.


City of Canton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners met December 18

City of Canton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners met December 18. A regular meeting of the Canton Fire and Police Commission was held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 2:02 p.m. by Commissioner Mayall.


4 Things to do this weekend

1. The Cuba Christian Church, 215 S. Fourth Street, will have their annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2. Canton Main Street will host its ninth, and highly popular, Glacial Golf fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration will be at th


Canton basketball coach Hunter Rhodes back home with Little Giants

CANTON — It wasn’t that long ago that Hunter Rhodes was a standout player for the Canton boys basketball team. Now the 23-year-old is pacing the sidelines in a coat and tie instead of splashing treys on the floor of Alice Ingersoll Gym for the Little Giants.


Slow start costs Little Giants in lop-sided defeat

Entering Tuesday’s non-conference contest against Peoria High, Canton boys basketball coach Hunter Rhodes knew the start of the game would be pivotal to his team’s chances.


Miss Illinois County Fair Queen this Weekend in Springfield

71 young ladies from across Illinois are in Springfield this weekend for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen competition. The ladies arrived yesterday. They have been practicing today. The competition will begin tomorrow with the Top 15 being announced on Sunday. Good luck to all of our local fair q


Local sporting events put on hold due to weather

The threat of severe winter weather forced the cancellation and/or postponement of a number of sporting events slated for Saturday. Those events include the following (makeup dates in parentheses):


One Suspect In Custody After Warrant Search

One man was arrested after Multi County Narcotics Enforcement Group agents executed a search warrant at Peoria apartment. Aaron White, 36, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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High School Basketball Twinbill at “The Palace”: Lady Giants wanted – and got – needed victory

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones said it best – even if was not necessarily about winning basketball games. “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you’ll find, you get what you need.” — Coming off a 32-point loss to Peoria Richwoods, the defending Class 3A state champions, t


Illinois trooper with ties to Dayton who was killed while responding to crash remembered

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Mourners gathered to remember an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he responded to a crash in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.


Little Giant Grapplers swept by Mid-Illini Foes

EAST PEORIA – The Canton High wrestling squad wrapped up Mid-Illini Conference dual meet competition Thursday evening by dropping decisions to host East Peoria and Metamora. East Peoria edged the Little Giants 38-32 with the following results:


Snow route parking bans enforced in Pekin

PEKIN - As that snow continues to blow this weekened, cities across Central Illinois are issuing parking bans. If you park in the road during a snow parking ban, you could be paying a fine. People who choose not to pay their tickets will have to take it up with a collection agency. Pekin Police say


Child porn case ends with 6-year prison term for Galesburg man

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man received prison time in a plea deal to resolve a child porn case. William A. Peck Jr., 30, Justin Drive, pleaded guilty to felony possession of child porn Thursday before Circuit Judge Paul Mangieri. In exchange for that plea, Peck had a slew of other felony counts relate


Fulton County 4-H offers college scholarships

Several scholarships, in various amounts, will be awarded to county 4-H members at his or her high school graduation or awards program. One of the scholarships is sponsored by 4-H Federation, and another is given in memory of Hilda Rock, by her family. Mrs. Rock was a beloved 4-H leader in the Cuba


WRESTLING: Nine wins are fine for the Dragons

Finishing a dual meet season with a 9-11 record may not seem impressive. But it was a significant accomplishment for the Pekin wrestling team. "With six first-year wrestlers in our lineup (and no heavyweight) and a tough dual meet schedule, my expectation was we'd win about five duals," said Dragons


Jury issues results in reversal of armed robbery conviction

PEORIA — A trio of appellate court judges threw out a South Peoria man's armed robbery conviction from two years ago, saying the trial record here didn't indicate if jurors understood the law.


Man convicted of second-degree murder for summer Peoria stabbing

PEORIA - The man accused of stabbing another man over the summer has been convicted of second-degree murder. James L. Watkins Jr. of Peoria was found guilty Wednesday for the July homicide of 29-year-old Kang Abel, also of Peoria. Watkins faces up to 20 years in prison.


Rock Falls man facing 30 years for Peoria sex assault

PEORIA – A Peoria County jury found a Rock Falls man guilty of breaking into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulting her on July 12. Kencey Rico Purdle, 31, was convicted of home invasion, criminal sexual assault and residential burglary, and faces up to 30 years in prison when sentenced March 8


Four Corners (East Peoria history): Thomas Pinkham

Thomas Vincent Pinkham arrived in Fondulac Township in 1838. He was born in Grafton County, New Hampshire on March 24, 1814, to Thomas Jefferson and Margret Vincent Pinkham. Thomas Jefferson Pinkham was a veteran of the War of 1812 and had received a land patent in Hancock County . In 1840, Thomas V