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LaGrange Appreciation Day
Fireworks for the big fireworks display are lined up on the LaGrange riverfront on July 4. The huge fireworks display was one of the highlights of...

Professor Hotle in front of ruins at Persepolis. Professor Travels to Iran
Dr. Patrick Hotle, Culver-Stockton College professor of history, just returned from Iran where he spent three weeks visiting sights related to...

LaGrange Ball Team
The LaGrange Boys ball team finished with second place in the Memphis Tournament. The team finished the season with12 wins and one loss. The team...

Canton Little Girls
The Canton Little Girls took home a third Place win at the Philadelphia tournament. Pictured are Destry Spurgeon, Abby Jarvis, Brilyn Pearl, Haley...

Big Bam Ends With Rain
The Big Bam race that was scheduled to finish in Canton did not go as planned because of heavy rains and flooding. The racers were supposed to bike...

Air Evac landed at Wakonda State Park to await transport of a possible drowning. A 23 year old New London man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Man Drowns At Wakonda State Park
Rita Cox Editor Press-News Journal   Richie L. Armour, 23, of New London, Mo., drowned while launching a boat at Wakonda State Park, near...

Jeff White, Canton Senior Housing Board President and Donna Blickhan, manager, look over items from a damaged apartment at Canton Senior Housing. Rain Causes Problem for Senior Housing Residents
Rita Cox Editor rita@lewispnj.com     Several residents at Canton Senior Housing were displaced on June 24 after heavy flooding caused by the...

The Missouri Port Authority met at the Comfort Inn on June 23 and 24. Attending the meeting were Lewis County IDA Director Ralph Martin, State...

Big Bam Has Disappointing Ending
Bikers pick up their bikes that were transported to Culver-Stockton College. The last race day of Big Bam was cancelled due to heavy rains and road...

Buses full of bicyclists prepare to leave Canton on their journey across Missouri to take the bicyclists to the starting line of Big Bam. Many of the group left their cars in Canton and will return at the end of the race on Friday, June 26. Big Bam Begins
After months of preparation, the final touches are being readied for the influx of bicyclists on Friday, June 26. The Big Bam (Bicycle Across...

LaGrange Appreciation Day
LaGrange Appreciation Day will be July 4 on Main Street in LaGrange. Events will begin in the afternoon. Vendors are encouraged to participate. The LaGrange Lions Club will...
Jean Waganer-Wakonda Concessionaire
Rita Cox Editor rita@lewispnj.com   Jean Waganer is a well known area resident and she made many friends during her 25 years as the...

Students Attend Youth Tour
Ninety-seven high school students participated in Missouri's 52nd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 12-18. Local...