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…

Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger has announced the last day that a person may register as a new voter, and be eligible to vote at the March 10, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary Election is Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m.

If all goes well, Marion County will have seven road projects done by the Missouri Department of Transportation in 2020.

Marion County Farm Bureau members not only learned a little more about Prairieland FS, but also approved new board members during their annual meeting last week.

Palmyra Elementary School held its annual science fair Friday with students displaying their science projects in the school cafeteria. Pictured is Jack Highhall, a fourth grader, explaining his project to Adam Wardlow and Matt Getty, who were among five employees of the BASF Hannibal Plant w…

Agriculture impacts our lives daily. Thanks to farmers in Missouri and around the world consumers have food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more. 

The Marion County sheriff will continue to change out three vehicles this year after getting approval from the Marion County Commission.

Ralls County 911 and Marion-Lewis County 911 have officially consolidated public safety emergency communications and 911 dispatching operations by merging existing staff and resources into a single consolidated 911 Emergency Communications Center. 

Norman Hare is shown above opening the first Heritage Seekers’ program of 2020. Hare shared information about the restoration of the Robert Masterson home which is believed to be the oldest surviving home in Marion County.  After having been abandoned for several decades, the home was comple…

The PHS pom pon squad were joined by some of the boys to perform the annual guy/girl routine during opening night of the 77th annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament in the PHS gym Monday. The tournament continues through the championship games Saturday evening.

Updated plans for the bridge on County Road 402 were reviewed during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting.

Voters will be participating in a presidential election later this year, but many voters will be able to take part in a long-time election process on a more local level later this month.

The Marion County Commission took care of a light agenda Monday morning, signing off on the road repair work done in the county by ATXI during the Mark Twain Transmission Project.

The Palmyra City Council discussed how to address a preponderance of trailers parked on city streets as well as complaints of numerous unlicensed vehicles around the city during its regular meeting last Thursday.

The Palmyra High School boys wrestling team took another big step in the program’s four-year history by winning a major tournament, the 53rd annual Vianney Tournament in St. Louis, Saturday, beating out teams from 10 other larger schools. (Photo by Brian Stevens)

Over the last year, a Northeast Missouri school district has been investigating the possibility of purchasing an all-electric school bus. Just last week, the exploratory process was brought home to the region for an up-close look at what is possible thanks to the efforts of the Knox County R…

Santa and Mrs. Claus were popular visitors to Palmyra Elementary School Friday morning. The two received lots of big hugs from studnets as they made there way around to all the classrooms.

Members of the PHS Lady Panther basketball team celebrate upon receiving the Monroe City Tournament championship plaque after winning the title game over the host team Saturday night. It was Palmyra’s first Monroe City championship since 2015. 

The Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission held the first of two hearings last Thursday in Palmyra concerning a zoning request that, if approved, would allow the construction of four duplexes on the west side of Hannibal.

Santa Claus was in Palmyra Saturday accompanying children and their parents on fire truck rides provided by the Palmyra Fire Department every Saturday leading up to Christmas starting at 1 p.m. Those taking rides are asked to bring items for the Palmyra Food Pantry.

Marion County will be getting a Missouri Small Business Development Center, which should prove to be a benefit to small businesses and those planning to start those.

NEMOnews Media Group, LLC, owned by Mike and Sue Scott of Kahoka,  has purchased the Memphis Democrat newspaper from Chris and Karri Feeney of Memphis.  The purchase was finalized Friday.

The Palmyra City Council awarded contracts for an electrical substation project and work on the new council chambers and voted to enter into a contract for vehicle fuel for the coming year during their regular meeting last Thursday.