Local News

Canton River Runners
By Penny Pitford A new elementary running club has emerged at Canton R-V. It includes third thru sixth grade boys and girls. Members developed and...


Summer Food Kickoff set for 6/1/17
Lewis County C-1 School District — With summer here, it’s time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy while school...
Easter Egg Hunt
Happy children scramble to pick up plastic eggs filled with candy at the Easter Egg hunt hosted by County Market on April 15. A large crowd of kids...


Lewistown Easter Egg Hunt
The Park United Methodist Church of Lewistown will host an Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at the Lewistown City Park for ages pre-K to fourth grade....


Simulated Accident Program
Pictures are of a staged accident. The Press-News Journal would not print close ups of victims of actual accidents A staged accident was held...


Relatives Together on Honor Flight
Three brothers and a cousin recently went on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The men were: (l-r) Terry Chipman, of Palmyra and Wayne Griep of...


Spring Delicacy
Several Lewis County residents have reported morel mushrooms being found in the area. The hunting and finding of morel mushrooms is a Spring...


Lions Club Fish Fry
The LaGrange Lions Club held their last fish fry of the season on April 15. Pictured are David Blickhan washing some of the many dishes it takes to...


Recycle Into Art Contest
Canton Main Street Association will join with the Canton Recycling Center and the Canton Area Arts Council in sponsoring the annual Recycle into Art Contest in celebration...
Canton School Board
At the April organizational meeting of the Canton School Board, the following Board Officers were elected. President-Michelle Frazier; Vice President Chad Porter;...
Local Election Results
School board positions in both Lewis County C-1 and Canton R-V and several positions for city officials were decided in the April 4 election. Canton School Board had six...
MFA Grant
Heartland Resources recently received a grant from the MFA Foundation. The funds will be used for a ice machine for the Ewing Nutrition Site...


Roberts Retirement Open House
Beverly Roberts retired from United State Bank on March 31, 2017 after more than 40 years of service. An open house was held at the Lewistown...


Farm Bureau Speech Contest
The Lewis County Farm Bureau Board held their annual scholarship speech contest on March 8 at the IDA building in Monticello. Eight contestants...


Golf Course Fundraiser
The River Valley Community Golf Course, Inc., is hosting a fundraiser event to help purchase equipment needed at the course located between Canton and LaGrange.Events...