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.

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…