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Sam Johnson sits patiently on Santa’s lap after he had told Santa what he would like for Christmas. Santa Visits LaBelle Library


Poinsettias Can Bloom Again Next Year
That forlorn-looking, leftover plant from a bright holiday season can burst with merry blooms again if given tender, loving care. “The care given a poinsettia following...
Christmas in Lewis County
Santa was present several times in Lewis County over the past few weeks to the delight of young and old. Enjoy the many holiday decorations and the...


G-Love Tree
Lewis County has 60 children that will be warmer this winter thanks to the generous donations to the Christmas G-love trees. People could drop off...


LaGrange Lions Club
Members of the LaGrange Lions Club bagged fruit on December 13 and delivered to residents on December 15. This is an annual tradition of the club...


Lewis County Nutrition Center
The annual Lewis County Nutrition Center had their Christmas lunch on Dec. 13. Pictured are Santa’s little helpers, Lisa Johnson (left) from...


Shop Local
Lewis County is a great place to live. Residents are reminded to shop local for the holiday season and throughout the year. When you shop local the money usually stays in...
Children's Christmas Store
The Annual Christmas Store for Kids, located in the Antiques and More store in LaGrange is open Nov. 23 to Dec. 24. The annual tradition is run by Donald and Sharon...
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...