Editor’s note: the following is the second part of a story reviewing how area schools are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and making future plans.
Palmyra High School held a much different commencement ceremony Thursday for the school’s 80 senior graduates in order to comply with COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements.
The Palmyra City Council postponed action on new residential parking regulations and the transfer of the municipal court to the associate circuit court during its regular meeting last Thursday.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt halt to the 2019-2020 school year in March, the normal flow of the school year was shattered, and it may never be the same. Schools across the area have struggled with how to continue their mission of educating the youth in our communities--possib…
An Army veteran and current Palmyra High School teacher reminded those attending this year’s Memorial Day event not that we “shouldn’t forget” those who sacrificed everything, but that we “cannot”.
The Palmyra R-I School Board heard some positive financial news, heard a construction update and completed staff hirings for the coming year during the monthly meeting last Tuesday.
The Marion County Ambulance District is keeping track of their COVID-19 expenses with the hope of being reimbursed for most if not all of them.
As many as 80 seniors will receive their diplomas during PHS commencement ceremonies which will be held this Thursday at the high school using a social distancing format.
Marion County R-II High School graduates were honored with a parade through Philadelphia Sunday in place of the commencement and baccalaureate ceremonies that were scheduled to take place but were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing restrictions.
Three PHS students have advanced to national competition in FCCLA STAR events and will participate in July, albeit virtually.
While she didn’t start her career as a nurse or even have that in mind, Penny Pitford can honestly say her job at Maple Lawn Nursing Home is a dream come true.
Despite having to work around COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements, a Hannibal Boy Scout completed his Eagle Award project at Palmyra’s Greenwood Cemetery.
In their first meeting in the Palmyra Courthouse since April 6, the Marion County Commission voted to keep the courthouse locked at this time but end the staff rotations.
As the state prepares to move into the economic recovery phase of COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson last week signed Executive Order 20-09 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through June 15.
Steve Kerr, Palmyra Middle School principal, delivers lunches during a drive-through pick-up time at the elementary school Monday morning as part of the district’s effort to get food to home-bound students.
While rural internet can be sketchy sometimes at best, Marion County R-II School students are dealing with the situation and continuing to learn while participating in the school’s distance learning..
Thanks to the efforts of some of the seniors of the Marion County R-II class of 2020, they and their classmates will be honored at a senior parade on Sunday, May 10, at 5 p.m. That is the original date for graduation.
While the American Red Cross is still holding blood drives, including one in Palmyra on Monday, May 4, guidelines have been changed to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A PHS graduate was enjoying working on a cruise ship out of Hawaii, before seeing the cruise industry flipped upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent mention in the Palmyra Spectator’s Shelf column brought back some memories for a former resident about austerity measures taken a previous worldwide event.
Mayor Loren Graham told Palmyra City Council members during Thursday’s regular meeting to prepare for tough city financial times ahead in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Way of the Mark Twain Area, which launched a COVID-19 Emergency Fund last month, announced last week a major new effort to address the increasing need for food at area senior centers and food pantries.
While the budget was the main topic at last week’s Palmyra R-I School Board meeting, several other things were accomplished, including adopting the CARES ACT Section 125 update.
Despite the fact most teachers and students were entering unknown territory, the online or distant schooling at Palmyra R-I seems to be going fairly smoothly.
Just hours after mourning the sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 12, 1945, Palmyra residents were reeling after the city was hit by what is still considered the worst tornado strike in the community’s history.
The sign message above posted at NEMO Cleaners by owners, Bob and Keithea Powell, at their business in downtown Palmyra, probably expresses the sentiments of many business owners in Palmyra and elsewhere as they deal with the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the Palmyra R-I School District will remain closed until through at least May 1, plans continue for the 2020-21 school year with hirings continuing for various positions.
A cold front that brought rain, wind and temperatures in the high 30s didn’t stop the Palmyra Elementary School from holding its tailgate and parade Friday evening. Teachers put together displays in the trunks of their cars or the backs of their vans and SUVs, for their students to view duri…
In addition to approving a new budget, the council addressed issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic including granting emergency powers to the mayor as members practiced social distancing in the process.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson Friday issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order which went into affect Monday and lasts through Friday, April 24.
Even though the Marion County courthouses remain closed to the public, it’s still business as usual, and the Marion County Commission conducted a meeting last Monday morning.