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Expansion at Canton Industrial Park

Ben Hendricks Trucking, Inc. Expansion Project. Hendricks Trucking has been running their operations out of Canton since 2011, and now the time has come for them to relocate and continue to grow. They purchased 6.5 acres of industrial park property from the City of Canton through an open bidding process, and started site work the […]

Posted: May 17, 2021 | View More »

2021 Canton Cruise-In Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Canton Cruise-In Car and Bike Show! The 30th Annual Canton Cruise-In, held June 18th, 2021, was a great success! We want to thank everyone who brought a vehicle out to the event to share with the community. We also wanted to take a moment to highlight the winners […]

Posted: June 29, 2021 | View More »

Canton City Council Meeting , July 20, 2021

AMENDED AGENDA AMENDED AGENDA CANTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY JULY 20, 2021– 6:30 Historic Depot-Donald E Edwards Way                  50 North 4th Avenue Canton Il 61520 You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: Jul 20, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)Topic: 07-20-2021 Council Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82856114517Or […]

Posted: July 18, 2021 | View More »

The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!

We’re Settling in to our New Location Have you heard the news? The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) has moved their office location right in the heart of the city in beautiful downtown Canton. The Canton Chamber, along with SRPED used to be located in the […]

Posted: June 29, 2021 | View More »

Calling all Young Professionals!

If you are between the ages of 21 and 40 and would consider yourself a professional in your field, you are invited to the “Fun in the Sun” kickoff event for area Young Professionals on Wednesday, July 21st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Youth Acres at Canton Lake.

Posted: June 28, 2021 | View More »

New Building Project

MidAmerica National Bank New Building Project. MidAmerica constructs brand new bank building on West Elm Street. MidAmerica has made significant contributions and investment in the City of Canton and throughout Fulton County. The new building was completed in early 2021, and the only piece left of the project is the demolition of the former building […]

Posted: May 17, 2021 | View More »

Council Meetings Return To Depot

City Council Meetings to Return to Historic Depot After holding their public meetings via Zoom for over a year, the Canton City Council will return to the Canton Historic Depot for live council meetings. The first meeting to be held in person will be the June 1 City Council meeting. Zoom will continue to be […]

Posted: May 13, 2021 | View More »

Mayor McDowell Proclaims State of Emergency and Executive Orders

At the Canton City Council Meeting held Tuesday, March 17th, Mayor McDowell proclaimed the first Declaration of Local State of Emergency. At Canton City Council meetings held thereafter, he proclaimed additional Declarations and Executive Orders. Click on the links below to view these documents.

Posted: May 24, 2021 | View More »

Renovation & Expansion Complete!

Big Cat’s Bowls Renovation & Expansion Complete! Big Cat’s Bowls has a whole new look! They recently went through a property acquisition and renovation project at 51 N. 2nd Ave in Canton, over the last 5 months.  The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development was excited to participate in the project through the use of […]

Posted: April 30, 2021 | View More »

Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

Posted: July 20, 2021 | View More »