One bid was lower than the engineer’s estimate, and one was higher, but the Marion County Commission breathed a sigh of relief that the bid for the Taylor bridge was finally opened and plans can now move forward.

County Market in Palmyra held an outdoor fund--raising event  for the Palmyra Bicentennial Friday evening on the stores parking lot. The event featured a cookout, raffles, giveaways, a performance by the band, Honky Tonk Revival and the sale of cupcakes arranged to form “200 years.” The Bice…

Rain has changed the plans for the 23rd annual Marion County Relay for Life at Flower City Park this Friday, June 7.

Tractors were on parade through Palmyra and the area Saturday during the annual Tractor Drive  for the Great River Honor Flight hosted by the North River Old Iron Club. Pictured are residents of Maple Lawn Nursing home waving to the drivers as they go by.

In connection with the Palmyra Bicentennial, the Middle School PACE classes, the Palmyra R-I School District’s gifted education program, have completed a project on the history of the public and private schools of the Palmyra School District.  

Although they had no indication this was coming, the Marion County Commission learned last week they will need to take steps to repair another bridge or have to lower the weight limit on it.

The public is urged to honor the nation’s fallen warriors and contribute to the continuing needs of veterans on National Poppy Day®, May 24 starting at noon  at County Market in Palmyra when members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 174 will distribute red poppies in exchange for a donation. 

With more rain anticipated this week, some Marion County residents have been put on alert for more flooding, but the situation is probably not going to be as was expected last week.

The American Legion Auxiliary, Boots-Dickson Post #174 of Palmyra, has announced the selection of three young women to attend Girls State 2019.  

Prom night of April 27 will be one of glitz and glam at Palmyra High School as students dance the night away under the theme of “A Black Tie Affair.” 

Work should be getting underway soon on the new track after the R-I Board of Education approved a contract during it’s meeting last week.

Dispatchers for 911 received a round of applause and thanks as the Marion County Commission approved a proclamation for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Despite objections over the county possibly setting a precedence, the Marion County Commission voted 2-1 to approve a minor variance.

There is no easy fix to the bridge on County Road 402 which means buses and emergency vehicles will have to find another way around.

Marion County Ambulance District personnel recently attended CADS training and is hoping to make it mandatory for all employees.