The Palmyra Recycling Center now has a new forklift made possible through a grant from the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments.

Kenny Lovelace, pictured above, gave a program about early farming practices and implements in Marion County earlier this month. Copies of early advertising for farm implement dealers as well as information about same was also shared. Other monthly programs featuring historic topics of inter…

The Palmyra City Council reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and also looked to the future for improving U.S. 61/24 access through the city during its regular meeting last Thursday.

Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Gov. Parson has signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, t…

The lowest gasoline prices in decades can seem more mocking than welcome during the COVID-19 pandemic as citizens are urged to stay home--and off the roads--in order to blunt the spread of the virus.

Both the Palmyra R-I and Marion County R-II school districts have temporarily closed schools for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective March 19, 2020, the Marion County Commission March 18 ordered the courthouses in Palmyra and Hannibal closed to the public until April 13, 2020 due to trying to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. 

Responding to concerns some of the area’s most vulnerable individuals are at risk and having to make changes due to COVID-19, the United Way of the Mark Twain Area is launching the COVID-19 Response Fund to assist partner organizations better serve clients. 

The situation regarding COVID-19 virus concerns continues to be fluid, but as of Monday, the Palmyra R-I School District was continuing to hold classes and sports practices, but with precautions.

The Palmyra Middle School shop class is building a Little Free Library for the elementary school to be involved in a nationwide program that helps promote reading through making books more readily available. 

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A familiar face will be taking over the reins of the Palmyra Elementary School following action by the R-I Board of Education last Thursday evening during a special meeting.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden were the winners of Missouri’s Presidential Preference Primary last Tuesday, and Marion County voters fell right in line.

The Palmyra City Council approved a contract for a bank ATM to be placed in Flower City Park and also received a copy of the proposed city budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 during last Thursday’s regular meeting.

The PHS boys and girls track and field teams began working out on the school’s new all weather track last week. The season gets under way March 23 with a meet at Winfield. No regular-season home meets are scheduled this season, but will be in the future. Pictured is Nicholas Koetters, girls …

Patients will hopefully not have to wait as long for an ambulance transfer after the Marion County Ambulance District began staffing an additional unit each day.

Repair work will be getting underway soon on some ceilings in the Hannibal Courthouse after the approval of a bid during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting.

Emery Sapp & Sons of Columbia is set to begin preparations soon for the contract which includes resurfacing on U.S. Route 24/61 and safety improvements at the Route F/U.S. 61 intersection in Marion County.  

Boyd Triplett, a PHS FFA member, shows Mary Parson around the small engines classroom, during an open house at the newly renovated ag building last Monday. The event was part of National FFA Week observed by the local chapter, which also hosted its annual breakfast Thursday. See more photos …

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Charles West of rural Clark County.  

Two races have formed so far for county offices following the start of the filing period for the Aug. 2020 Primary Election.

Marion County R-II certified staff will need to notify the school earlier of their retirement plans to get their bonus following action by the Marion County R-II Board of Education at their recent meeting.

The annual Pink Out the Gym Night was held Friday during the Palmyra-HIghland basketball games in the PHS gym Friday evening. The event raised over $7,500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Above, contestants compete for the honor of being the most pink during halftime of the …

The Palmyra City Council, during its regular meeting last Thursday, approved the purchase by the Board of Public Works of a used boom truck for $23,100. 

With a house currently in the middle of it, and no road ever actually built, the Marion County Commission is considering vacating the platted road in Philadelphia.

The “Flower Children” team of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marion County is hosting its 20th annual “Spring Fling” Saturday, April 18, at the American Legion Hall in Palmyra.  

There was an overflow crowd in attendance during the annual Marion & Lewis County Cattlemen’s Association banquet at the American Legion Hall Saturday evening. The event featured the awarding of scholarships to 38 students from the two counties, a trade show, silent and live auctions and…

The Sesquicentennial Building in Flower City Park was hopping Saturday evening with the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance hosted by the Palmyra Parks & Recreation Department. The event drew a capacity crowd for dancing, photos and pancakes and sausage served by members of the Palmyra Kiwanis Club. 

The University of Missouri System wants to make a difference and save more lives with its new NextGen Precision Health initiative.

Thanks to the generosity of a faith-based non-profit organization and the time of a local pastor, every student at Marion County R-II School will be receiving a pair of name-brand shoes this spring.

Palmyra High School was Quiz Bowl Central Saturday as 21 schools from Missouri and Illinois came with 32 teams to compete in a national qualifying tournament. Many of the teams are pictured in the gymnasium receiving pre-tournament instruction. The competition started at 9 a.m. and lasted un…