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Backward Glances
25 Years Ago The Canton Press-News Feb. 28, 1991 Heavy snows and rain in the north part of the Mississippi watershed may result in severe flooding in April equal to...
A photo of the Bunker Hill Stars that was sent in by Johanna Bowls Helton and published recently. The only information she has about the photo is the identification of the players. The  1906 Bunker Hill Stars pictured are: back row: Ben Lay, Guy Bowls, Jep Jenkins, Joe Williams, Earl Thompkins. Front row: Ira Faucett, Burley Wiley, Farrand Jenkins, Bennie Roberts. 
Doug Lay of LaBelle now owns the ball glove that is shown in the picture that was his great grandpa's Ben Lay, according to his late grandpa Albert Lay. The glove is shown pictured with the recent copy of the yesteryear picture. Yesteryear Photos

Letter to the Editor - Sheriff Parrish
On April 5, 2016 voters of the Lewis County C-1 School District will have the opportunity to support education by voting yes for Proposition Kids. In my view, this...
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: Please vote YES for Kids on the the Lewis County C-1 tax issue on April 5. The district is NOT seeking to raise taxes. Rather, they are seeking to keep...
Letter to the Editor
Residents of Lewis County should vote YES for Kids on April 5. The Lewis County School District would benefit greatly by keeping taxes at the current rate, instead of...
Yesteryear
This photograph of an oxen-drawn bandwagon, loaded with the Williamstown Town Band, was taken approximately 1918-1920. The only musician whose...

Yesteryear
This photograph of an oxen-drawn bandwagon, loaded with the Williamstown Town Band, was taken approximately 1918-1920. The only musician whose identity is known is “Chub”...
Yesteryear Photo
This photo from 1985 shows the late Freed Fish on one of his last days on the job as LaGrange Post Master, a position he had held since 1969 and...

Yesteryear Photo
This photo from 1985 shows J.R. Coates, an employee with Union Electric, assisting Canton city employees with the city's Christmas decorations.

This photo from 1949 is from a time when deer were scarce around Lewis County and many hunters would travel to southern Missouri to deer hunt. Pictured with two bucks strapped to the hood of the vintage Pontiac are Floyd Heindselman and Wallace Hamlin. Floyd lived in LaGrange for many years and Hamlin was originally from Monticello. This picture from a Salem, Missouri photography studio was loaned originally from Floyd's nephew Russell Heindselman. Yesteryear Photo

Backward Glances
Backward Glances   45 Years Ago The Canton Press-News Oct. 8, 1970   The raising of nearly $1 million in support of Culver-Stockton College during the current...
Letter To Editor
After the bus wreck of a Highland school bus some time ago near Ewing, Mo. (the bus was turned upside down) some were seriously injured. I wrote a letter to the Editor, why...
Backward Glances
45 Years Ago The Canton Press-News Oct. 8, 1970   The raising of nearly $1 million in support of Culver-Stockton College during the current college year is the goal of...
Letter To Editor
I'm writing to find if anyone can help me, help my nephew (who lives in Kansas) with his family history- the Clow family. He has copies of a land deed where William Alferd...
Backward Glances
Backward Glances 25 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Sept. 13, 1990 A popular nursery verse says ...This little Piggy stayed home.... There was one in Canton Sunday who...