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.

The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce recently made a $250 donation to the Palmyra Elementary School’s PAWS Packs program. PIctured is Kayla Wittler (right), Chamber president, presenting the check to Lora Hillman, school principal.

The Palmyra Kiwanis Club recently donated $200 to Sandy Foreman, a Palmyra Middle School English and language arts teacher to purchase special books about 9-11 for one of her classes. Pictured presenting the check is Adrienne Lynn (right), club president.

Members of First Christian Church recently completed a mission and donated school supplies and a $200 check to Head Start in Palmyra. The church does a mission every year.Pictured is Nancy Goellner presenting the check to Sheila Cantron, center manager and community resource advocate. Also p…

The Palmyra R-I Parents as Teachers Program in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Palmyra Park & Recreation Department invite families to discover nature and the joy of reading in Flower City Park.  

During the month of July Mercantile Bank employees donated a total of $385 to FACT of Marion County, PAWS Pack Program. Pictured is Lora Hillman, Palmyra Elementary School principal, and Diane Smith, Mercantile Bank branch manager. (Contributed photo)

Three local high school boys participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-23 on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg.

Those attending this year’s Mizzou Student Send-off event, hosted at the Jackson Park Golf Course in Palmyra by the Great River Tigers Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association, not only enjoyed a pork loin dinner and fellowship, but heard from two of the University’s leaders.

Marion County Farm Bureau has announced the winners of the 2019 Marion County Farm Bureau Scholarship.

Palmyra R-1 School district is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the Monroe County Health Department, its second annual immunization clinic which will be held during registration week for all incoming eighth and 12th grade students needing their required immunizations. 

The University of Missouri Torq’N Tigers quarter-scale tractor team, which includes a member from Palmyra, had its best finish ever at the recent American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Quarter Scale Tractor Competition. 

Palmyra R-I High School held its annual academic awards and scholarship presentation May 21 in the gymnsium.

Marion County R-II School held its end-of-year junior high and high school academic awards assembly May 16 at the school.