Lewis County, MO

Road Work Scheduled for Route 6

Motorists can expect temporary traffic impacts, beginning the week of August 8, as nearly 41 miles of sealing work is scheduled to begin on Missouri Route 6 between Missouri Route 15 in Knox County to just west of U.S. 61 in Marion County, near Taylor. “We appreciate motorist’s attention as...
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Election Results Aug. 2, 2022

Unofficial election results in the Lewis County Primary election for contested positions/. Corey Moon with 1,118 votes won over Jeffrey O'Brien with 647 for Associate Circuit Judge. Wayne 'Fid' Murphy won over Dennis McCutchan 1027-661 for Presiding Commissioner. Julie George won over Jamie Kaylor 1,053-703.for the Circuit Clerk Position. All...

Woman cashed stolen check at Mark Twain Casino, sheriff says

LA GRANGE, Mo. — A northeast Missouri sheriff's office needs your help to identify a woman they say cashed a stolen check at a casino. The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who recognizes the woman in the surveillance photo accompanying this story to call authorities. Investigators...
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Police seek suspect's identity in stolen check case

LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. (KHQA) — The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a stolen check case. "On May 6, 2022, this female cashed a stolen check at Mark Twain Casino. The check was stolen from an elderly resident in Lewis County," the department wrote on a Facebook post.

Lewis County Fair Begins

The 46th annual Lewis County Fair has begun and offers many activities and events for all ages. Family Fun Night is July 20, with kids 12 years old and younger free admission and reduced admission price for Seniors 65 years old and older. Thursday evening, July 21, is the Night...

Rockhounding was a bust, but hike at Wakonda State Park makes up for it

Outdoors Reporter Sara Karnes is visiting trails and conservation areas to photograph the sights and write about her adventures. Look for her articles online and in print. Lewis County, Mo. — This story was supposed to be about mining geodes. I was going to regale y'all with tales of slinging dirt in order to find the buried minerals, but it wasn't meant to be. ...

LaGrange Appreciation Day Features Whey Jennings Concert

LaGrange annual Appreciation Day will be held July 4, and a big evening is planned. The event had been cancelled the last couple of years due to Covid. All events will take place in downtown LaGrange. Vendors will be set up and ready to go around 4 p.m. Vendors will...

Trump Save America Event

Several Lewis County residents attended the Trump Save America Rally held at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25. Pictured are President Trump’s motorcade arriving at the fairgrounds, Trump speaking to the crowd, second row: attendees arriving to the event, Darren Bailey, Illinois governor candidate arriving, Mike Lindell and Mary Miller speaking to the crowd and Trump on stage. Jumbotrons had close ups of the speakers and projected messages throughout the event.

Spirit Card Program

United State Bank has partnered with the Lewis County C-1 School District and created a school spirit debit card program, which features the Highland Cougar’s logo. Pictured is LukeRothweiler, Senior Vice President of USB presenting a check to Dr. Susan Rossmiller, Highland High School Principal. The school spirit card is a debit card program in which the user has the ability to support the Highland school system. United State Bank will make donations to the school district, throughout the year, based on user participation. To date, United State Bank has donated thousands of dollars to HHS through this program, and wants to see it continue to grow. The school district may use the donations for any program that they see fit. When using the card, be sure to select the “credit” option, to maximize the schools donation. United State Bank encourages you to stop by any of their six banking locations: Ewing, Lewistown, Edina, Palmyra, Shelbina and Canton, to learn more about the card program and how you can help support the Highland Cougars.