Columns

Diving In: Parades and Funnel Cakes
On an early Saturday morning, I was surprised by how many people showed up and participated in the Canton Homecoming Parade. There were Incredibles...


Maywood News
It is windy here today and the trees are at their peak color now and it is beautiful in Northeast Missouri. We are grateful the Spectator will not be closing because you...
Letter to Editor
Working in the courthouse for 41 years, the last 24 from 1990 to 2014, I never stopped learning about county government. When the former clerk resigned and the...
Yesteryear Photo
This photograph, circa 1910, shows a wagon load of hay being hoisted into the hayloft of the barn of Byron Whitaker, and his family, who lived...


Maywood News
By Loretta Bringer This has been a cool week with a lot of frosty nights.  The beautiful flowers are gone and it is amazing how roses can take the cold weather. The...
Lewistown News
By Erma Dee Jones Park United Methodist Church had a wonderful dinner on Saturday, mine was delivered and was delicious.  Harold Wood passed away. He was a Lewistown...
The Covered Dish
By Debbie Dance Uhrig We’re back from a quick trip to the Kansas City area. My husband, Ervin, and I had the privilege of watching our ‘great’ nephew play the “Beast”,...
Diving In: Wild Weather
Author: Sonia Wang On Sunday night, the rain poured and, in the darkness, visibility was about five feet—my first time driving in such wild weather, as I made my way...
The Covered Dish
By Debbie Dance Uhrig As a cook, avid hostess, mother and working mom I’m always on the lookout for dishes with ease in mind. After a day at work it’s good to know a...
St. Patrick News
By Myrna Daughtry St. Day Irish Road Bowling event was huge success even with the rainy weather.  The St. Patrick Community Betterment Group would like to thank all of...
Maywood News
By Loretta Bringer We have had a lot of rain this week and have recorded six inches all together. There has also been flooding in the area and the road was closed on the...
Lewistown News
By Erma Dee Jones Teddy  Ammons attended the 100th birthday celebration for Martin Guinn Oct. 7 at the Colony Community Center, A large crowd of well wishers gathered...
Ewing News
By Betty Fifer Well, the weather finally co-operated and Mount Olivet Baptist Church had our hayride. We started at 5:00 with the kids turning the cider press and making...
45 Years Ago The Press News Journal September 1973 The Lewistown State Bank will hold an open house at their new banking facility in Ewing this Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2...
Diving In: Smelling the Roses
Walk on the streets of New York, and each person has their personal bubble. On the subways, everyone faces one direction, listening to music or reading a newspaper. There...