Local News

Steffenville Farmerette Club
The Steffenville Farmerette Club met in the home of Phyllis Whitlatch on September 15, 2018. Beverly Kern, President, presided. Phyllis read the following two...
Lewistown News
Correction from last week at LaBelle, the O.E.S. entertained the Mason spaghetti supper. Guests were from Hannibal 194. The names of LaBelle O.E.S. newly elected officers...
HOMEBANK Donation
HOMEBANK, its employees and friends recently donated more than $10,000 to the Wounded Warriors organization. Retired US Army Sergeant, Wounded...


Lewis County Memorial Post & Auxiliary Unit 578
The Lewis County Memorial Post and Auxiliary met on Monday, September 10, 2018 in the Lewistown Legion Hall. The evening began with Reverend Elmer Hagood, the Post’s...
Fire Prevention Week
Cooler temperatures are on the way this month – eventually – and that means it’s time for Missourians to think about heating their homes safely this fall and...
Maywood News
It was a gloomy weekend and the rain did put a stop to harvest. However, it was a special weekend for Nick Waters and Taylor Gaines as the rain didn’t dampen the outside...
Election Information
This edition of the Press-News Journal contains important information about issues in the upcoming election. The information will be published four continuous weeks....
Canton Lions Membership Drive
Canton Lions Club is holding a membership drive Friday and Saturday Oct. 12 and 13. They will be knocking on doors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and stationed at County Market...
Durham Harvest Sale and Dinner
The Durham United Methodist Church will hold its annual Harvest Fest Sale and Turkey Dinner on Oct. 13. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, homemade noodles, mashed...
High Water
Flooding along the Mississippi River has covered the beach in LaGrange and the railroad tracks were soon to be covered and trains will stop...


Canton Kiwanis
Police Chief Ryan Crandall spoke at the October 2 meeting of the Canton Kiwanis Club about concerns in law enforcement with abusive use of...


LaGrange School
Demolition work continues on the LaGrange School building with most of the structure down and clean up continuing. Pictured are two views of the...


John D. Hardy Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Arrest
On September 28, 2018, John D Hardy, age 34, of Canton, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on one count of possession of a...


Rising Waters
Rivers are creeks are on the rise in Lewis County with the Mississippi river expected to crest at over 21 feet and expected to stay at a high level...


James Starr Lewis County Man Arrested
The Lewis County Sherriff’s Department reports on October 2, 2018 the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes...