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The History of Company B
By Roy Keller (fourth excerpt) The relief had come at last. Yes relieved from one front to go to another. The next day the men were loaded into...


Backward Glances
85 Years Ago Canton Press-News April 1932 The Rural School met and county chorus given by the schools of Lewis County was held in Canton High School Friday and Saturday....
Letter to the Editor
Missouri Farmers Care, a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community, was referenced in a recent letter to the editor. I’m writing to correct stated...
Letter To Editor
As Earth day approaches I urge everyone to be open and listening to what can be done or what can we stop doing to have a future for the next several generations. GREED...
Yesteryear Photo
This week's photo and information was provided by Glenn Chipman. This photo was taken around 1910 shows John H. Andrews and his children, who made...


Maywood School
Loretta Bringer has been going thru some pictures that were her Mother's. Pictured is the Maywood School when it was located in town. There are...


This photo taken around 1980 shows Wilma Chipman in front of her business, called "Wilma's Ewing Cafe and Laundromat". Wilma had purchased the building a couple years previous to this and did a complete remodeling, including pouring a concrete floor throughout, building an addition onto the back of the existing building, re-tuck pointing the exterior and putting a new front porch on it. There was a laundromat originally on the north half of the building, but she added cafe on the south part where there was a small engine repair shop operated by Leonard (Woody) Woodworth. Wilma operated the business a few years and did well with it. There has been a restaurant in the building ever since Wilma started it. Yesteryear Photo


Yesteryear Photo
Johanna Helton provided the old photos and comments. “Here is a picture of Alex Kaster (on the left) and Russell Bowls displaying their catch for...


Letter To Editor
I am writing to express my concerns about the construction of a CAFO (Contained Animal Feeding Operation) for hogs going in 7 miles north of Canton. I am a Lewis County...
45 Years Ago Canton Press-News January 1972 Below zero temperatures hit Lewis County for the first time in what has proved so far a mild winter. R. E. (Skip) Shankster has...
Yesteryear Photo
A parade of horses travel through downtown LaGrange, probably in 1950s. The Mavis Cafe is shown in the background. Mavis Cafe was a popular hangout...


Yesteryear Photo
This photo was supplied by Jo Helton who said, “One advantage of Monticello in the winter were the hills. When I was a kid the side streets were...


Backward Glances
45 Years Ago Canton Press-News November 1971An 800-pound bronze bell that tolled for many years in Canton is again in use in Quincy. The bell of the St. John's Lutheran...
Letter to Editor
Lewis County Citizens: After months of thoughts and prayers, I have made a personal decision to resign as the Lewis County Clerk. I have had an unexpected career...
Yesteryear Photo
The late Kenneth E. (Bill) Hammons of LaGrange visiting with his sister, Jean Judd, while he was a serviceman home on leave in 1944. Hammons was...