Local News

Firefighters respond to report of apartment fire in Canton
Canton and LaGrange firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 405 Clark St. in Canton on the afternoon of Dec. 14.


Canton Lighted Parade
Michelle Frasher keeps track of Christmas spirit with a Claus-o-Meter, a reference to the movie Elf, which was the theme of the Canton Lighted...


Health Department Continues WIC
The Lewis County Health Department announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC (Women, Infant and Children) services for fiscal year 2018 has been signed with...
LaBelle Depot Christmas
The LaBelle Train Depot Restoration Committee has scheduled several events celebrating the season. These festivities are an annual tradition. A...


Holiday Deadline
Holiday deadlines for submissions or ads to the Press-News Journal for the Dec. 27 edition will be Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. The Press-News Journal will be closed Dec. 24-25-26....
Canton Homecoming
Canton held homecoming activities during a recent home basketball game. Pictured is the homecoming court: Dalton Berhorst, Kenzie Guilfoyle...


Driving Impaired Affects Lives
Officer Jared Swann of the Joplin Police Department works hard to keep impaired drivers off of Missouri’s roadways. Not only is this his job, but it’s his way of helping to...
Collector’s Office Hours
The holiday hours for the Lewis County Collector’s office are: Closed-Dec. 24-25; open Dec. 31- 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. and closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Normal...
Food Bank Donation
At a recent Partnership Against Hunger event held in Hannibal, Community Bank President, Josh Wilson of HOMEBANK presented a check in the amount of...


Home Damaged by Intentional Vehicle Collision
A house was damaged at 518 North Fifth street in LaGrange on Dec. 10. The driver was apparently involved in a domestic dispute and intentionally...


Ten Mile Presents Cantata
Ten Mile Baptist Church, 21477 263rd Avenue, Canton, will present the Christmas Cantata “ Take Me Back To Bethlehem” on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
LaBelle Senior Center Christmas Events
The LaBelle Senior Center will have a craft and bake sale, Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Bingo will be played Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a meal at...
Canton Parade of Lights
The annual Parade of Lights was held in Canton on Dec. 6 with many businesses and organizations participating. Santa rode on the Canton Fire Truck...


Durham Community Center Christmas
The Durham Community Center held their annual Christmas event on Dec. 8. The event was held in the Methodist church this year due to construction...


LaGrange Christmas
The City of LaGrange held hosted a tree lighting and visits with Santa at the LaGrange Lion’s Club on Dec. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus listened to...