The annual Chase Anderson Memorial MDA Rodeo was held in the Rockin-A Arena west of Palmyra Friday and Saturday.  The event is a major fund-raiser in the area for MDA, drawing crowds to the indoor venue on both days. The Stars & Stripes are carried around the arena during Friday’s openin…

  • by Patty Cheffey

The Board of Education of the Marion County R-II School District, at its regular meeting on April 11, approved a bond resolution for the sale of $850,000 general obligation bond issue to its L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Mo., municipal bond underwriter. 

  • by Patty Cheffey

Whether or not the Palmyra R-1 faculty will get a pay raise and how much it might be won’t be determined until the state has set its budget.

The Race for H.O.P.E., an annual 5K run/walk in Palmyra, was a success despite frigid temperatures at the start of the race, which drew well over 100 participants to the course through and outside Flower City Park. Persons of all ages took part in the race and silent auction to benefit a pro…

  • by Mark Cheffey

Palmyra voters nixed both quarter cent sales taxes during last Tuesday’s municipal elections, sending the mayor and city council back to the drawing board to look for ways to fund proposed storm water drainage improvements.

The no-tax increase bond issue to help with improvements at the Marion County R-2 School was approved by an overwhelming majority last Tuesday.

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Douglass Community Services - CASA is issuing a call to action for residents of Marion County to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected. 

Easter eggs were in plentiful supply in the Palmyra area Saturday, at least before between three and four inches of snow were dumped Sunday.  

Palmyra High School students gathered in the hall Friday to give a send-off for Janet Barnes, who is retiring as a custodian after 28 years. Barnes was presented with gifts which included $175 in cash collect by the students on their own.

Missouri, Illinois and Iowa members of the Upper Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers Association were joined by local officials and legislative representatives to take a  “point and talk” driving tour Thursday afternoon of infrastructure protecting facilities owned by BASF, MFA and CF …

  • by Mark Cheffey

Missouri’s top economic development promoter touted the state’s strong economy and looked ahead to bringing rural broad band, improved  job training and more state cooperation in helping northeast Missouri during a tour of the region Friday.

The Palmyra High School Drama Club put on a murder mystery dinner theatre production of Murder Cafe in the PHS cafeteria Friday evening. Guests enjoyed a dinner and then helped solve a funny mystery. Pictured is one of the murder suspects Logan Markley, (center) a main waiter, answering ques…

People of all ages and experience levels got to try out their square dancing shoes or boots during the Marion County 4-H Winter Roundup at the American Legion Hall Saturday. The event also included a dinner and auction.

  • by Mark Cheffey

The Palmyra City Council during its regular meeting last Thursday, heard from a middle school group interested in being involved in planning for the city’s bicentennial in 2019, and had even come up with some ideas on what the event could be like.

The 2018 Northeast Missouri Soils and Crops Conference was held in Hall’s Hall in Palmyra last Thursday. Crop producers from around the area were drawn to the day-long event featuring the latest research-based information presented by University of Missouri Extension specialists.

The filing period for those interested in running for Marion County government offices, subject to the Aug. 7, 2018 Primary Election, will open at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, and will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, according to Valerie Dornberger, Marion County clerk and election authority.