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.

The PHS pom pon squad helped open the basketball season last Monday by performing at halftime with participants in the group’s annual clinic for youngsters. Pictured is Kaelyn Crane leading some of the young girls in a routine. The clinic was for elementary school age children. 

Palmyra park employees, Regina Boyer (left) and Michelle Graham place a decorated Christmas tree in one of the planters along Main Street downtown last Thursday. All the trees have red, white and blue ornaments in honor of Palmyra’s bicentennial. The Board of Public Works was also making pre…

The Marion County Ambulance District approved a $5.6 million budget and approved the Ralls County contracts during its meeting last week.

High school winter sports practice is under way for the upcoming seasons including for the PHS boys and girls wrestling teams which are pictured in the school’s new wrestling facility. The wrestling teams will open their seasons Dec. 9 at home against Macon and Camp Point Central (Ill.), whi…

The Palmyra City Council, during its regular meeting Thursday, passed a variety of ordinances pertaining to medicinal marijuana, building setbacks and the new sewage pretreatment system, all by unanimous votes.

Holilday shoppers look over items offered at one of many booths during the annual BLP Holiday Craft Show at Palmyra High School. The event which draws hundreds of people is a major fund-raiser for the local service organization.

The Palmyra Lady Panthers hoist the Class 2 state softball trophy into the air after falling in the championship game 2-0 to Sherwood Saturday in Springfield. The team earned a dramatic comeback win in Friday’s semifinal game, but could not do it again against Sherwood. But it was still a la…

Dowager Countess Violet Crawley (Marybeth Scherr with the Jest Murder Mystery Company) tells Virgil Duckworth (W.T. Johnson) what a wonderful man she thinks he is during the “Murder at the Abbey” dinner/theater event last Friday evening at Hall’s Hall. See more photos from the event on page 8.

A rare October snow early last Thursday morning brought about two to three inches of the white stuff to the Palmyra area, giving the brightly colored fall leaves a frosty edge.

The newly finished all-weather track at Palmyra High School is now open for public use. Kirt Malone, R-I superintendent, said the track is available for walkers and joggers even in the mornings and evenings when the lights are on. The public is asked to enter on the new sidewalk on the north…

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, NEMO Drug Task Force and Probation/Parole Office conducted a sex offender compliance check in Hannibal, Palmyra and surrounding areas of Marion County Oct. 23.  

Because of the number of claims Marion County will have to pay into their insurance plan this month.

Most teens look forward to driving a car on their 16th birthday.

The rain stayed away Monday, but gusty winds lowered the comfort level somewhat during this year’s Taste of Palmyra, the popular annual downtown street fair sponsored by the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce. But, it didn’t stop costumed characters in line for trunk-or-treating and trick or treati…

The Palmyra City Council last Thursday gave the okay for an ATM in Flower City Park, heard ordinances regulating medical marijuana and gave permission to the board of public works to purchase  as much as $40,000 in materials for an electrical project.

Reagan Lehenbauer, a senior, escorted by Garrett Stone, was crowned PHS Homecoming Queen during ceremonies at halftime of Friday’s football game against Clark County. 

Call it Hoot Owl Trolley or even the “Fly By Night Trolley”, W.T. Johnson and Robert and Patty Hall are offering Palmyra a new transportation service.