The Palmyra Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,000 to the PHS Key Club to help support the members trip to the upcoming district Key Club convention. Pictured is Gary Stowe, Key Club Kiwanis advisor, presenting the check to Lany Simmons, Key Club president, with Katy Fuqua, Key Club faculty ad…

The situation regarding COVID-19 virus concerns continues to be fluid, but as of Monday, the Palmyra R-I School District was continuing to hold classes and sports practices, but with precautions.

The Palmyra Middle School shop class is building a Little Free Library for the elementary school to be involved in a nationwide program that helps promote reading through making books more readily available. 

A familiar face will be taking over the reins of the Palmyra Elementary School following action by the R-I Board of Education last Thursday evening during a special meeting.

The public will have an opportunity to learn more about the Palmyra R-I School District’s gifted program during a PACE open house March 17 at the middle school.

PHS Poms competed Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Hy-Vee Arena. (formally Kemper Arena) Missouri Dance Team recognized four members as Academic All-State, Kelli Ryals, Nicki Hendren, Belle Biswell and Emma Bainter. Coach Allison Clayton also received the 5 year coaching award. The team came home wi…

Thirty-eight students received scholarships during the annual Marion & Lewis County Cattlemen’s Association banquet in Palmyra Saturday. Receiving scholarships were Austin Adam, Jackson Barry, Alena Billups, Elizabeth Billups, Elizabeth Bimson, Amy Blair, Alicia Bryan, Mackenzie Crook, J…

There was an overflow crowd in attendance during the annual Marion & Lewis County Cattlemen’s Association banquet at the American Legion Hall Saturday evening. The event featured the awarding of scholarships to 38 students from the two counties, a trade show, silent and live auctions and…

Members of the PHS Poms perform the routine they will be doing at the state contest during halftime of the boys basketball game Friday. The state dance competition will be held Feb. 29 in Kansas City. Members of the team are Emma Bainter, Belle Biswell, Kaelyn Crane, Lily Griffith, Lena Haer…

Palmyra High School held a graduation ceremony Sunday for the two latest graduates of the school’s PRIDE program, an alternative school program. Pictured are Macey Voelkel (left) and Deanna Huffman. (Contributed photo)

On Dec. 11, the 86th annual American Legion Oratorical County contest was held at Boots Dickson Post 174 Palmyra. Those participating were selected during previous contests at area schools. The county winners were (from left) Claudia Nichols, Hannibal, first place; Morgan Oles, third place, …

The Marion County R-II Music Department will be presenting its annual Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., in the high school gym.  

The Marion County R-II National Honor Society chapter inducted six new members, from left, Nathan Wellman, Morgen Oles, Landen Holt, Willow Corey, Jordan Chatfield and Sam Bridgman. (Contributed photo)

The following students were recognized by placing in the Art Show during the Taste of Palmyra: (front) Alivia Nowell (O’Brien, 3rd), Brody Sublette (Arch, 1st), Corbyn Madden (Sparks, 3rd), Gretta McNeff (Sparks, 1st), (back) Olivia Dames (O’Brien, 1st), Sydney Hudson (Arch, 2nd), Tenley Jon…

The Marion County Marching Mustangs were awarded the top prize in their division as a result of their performance in the Culver-Stockton Homecoming Parade on Oct. 19.  The 45 member group, performing the selection “Cheyenne,” received the highest scores in all judged categories including Mus…

On Sept. 11, a group of members from the local FFA chapter participated in the Area Leadership Conference in Bowling Green, Mo., where they learned a number of valuable lessons through engaging in various workshops and activities throughout the night. Attending were (back, from left) Abbi Sm…

A Marion County R-II student has been named to the Northeast Missouri All-District Choir following competitive auditions held Sept. 14 at Moberly High School.