Tanner Ahart and Lexi Pryor were crowned the 2017-18 Marion County R-II Prom King & Queen during the prom held April 7 at Pointe D’Vine in Quincy, Ill. (Contributed photo)

Palmyra art students recently competed in the conference art show, which was held this year at Truman State University. Students participated in a variety of art workshops directed by Truman staff members, and participated in a competitive art show with included all schools in our current co…

On Saturday, March 10, 15 Troop B area high school students representing 14 high schools completed the 2018 Troop B Missouri State Highway Patrol Student Alliance Program.  

On Friday, March 9 Palmyra Elementary School held its annual science fair. Judging the event were BASF employees, Robert Soltys, senior engineer; Jonathan Yeung, process engineer; Ronnie Wessel, IT staff specialist and Ken Zielinski, information systems senior analyst.

A Marion County R-II student received three “I” (Exemplary) ratings while two other students received ratings of “II” (Outstanding) as a result of their efforts at the district music contest Saturday, March 24, at Kirksville High School.

The Palmyra R-I Parents as Teachers held their annual Block Fest March 19.  

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.

Knights of Columbia Council 1937 of Palmyra presents a check to Camille Plunkett for $1,500 to P.A.W.S. money they raised from the community breakfast. “We would like to say ‘thank you’ to the community for they support of a great cause,” said Dale Gervais, chairman. “This is awesome, and wi…

Members of the Palmyra FFA served breakfast last Tuesday as part of its traditional FFA week observance. The breakfast was originally scheduled for the previous Thursday but it was postponed due to the weather.

Zion Lutheran Church and Preschool recently established a fund with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation hosted special presentations for students at Palmyra Elementary School Wednesday, prior to the Evening With Wildlife program held for all ages later that evening. The students got to learn such topics as fishing and snakes from conservation agents.

The Marion County R-2 annual Spelling Bee was held Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Fifteen students from grades fourth through eighth competed in the spelling bee. All participants earned a chance at competing in the annual school spelling bee by winning their class spelling bee. 

Marion County R-II School’s Magnificent Mustangs for the month of January are (front, from left) Kane George, Eleana Bainter, Tatum Billman, Avery Williams, Matty Cunningham, Ayden Kelso, Giovanni Valerio, (back) Jada Worrell, Savanna Worrell, Haley Tuley, Drew Corey, Mackenzie Vanorder and …

The Palmyra Middle School 8th grade Quiz Bowl team took first place at the 2018 SPRINT Bowl at Scotland County Saturday. Pictured with their awards are Dakota Snyder, Evan Nierman, Tim Wellman and Ji Yong Ni. (Contributed photo)

Keanan Abdullah Jawad (left) and Kimberly Alexis Taber graduated during Palmyra High School P.R.I.D.E Commencement Exercises Jan. 14 in the PHS gym.

Robby Meyers (seated, center), a senior, was crowned the 2018 Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Queen during ceremonies Tuesday in the PHS gymnaisum. Her court included (rom left) Delanie Fohey, Ragar McKinney, Audrey Fohey, Payton Abbott, Tony Lenzini, Ragar Plunkett, Bailey Lovelace, Zane…

The Palmyra Chamber donated an extra $250 to support the PAWS Pack Program at Palmyra Elementary this school year.  Teresa Smyser, Christmas in Palmyra chairperson and Charlene Jones-Liendo, Chamber president, present the check to Principal Lora Hillman. (Contributed photo)

Palmyra Elementary School girls show off what they learned during a clinic hosted by the PHS Panther Pride Pom squad during halftime of the Lady Panther basketball game last Tuesday in the PHS gym. The girls were divided up by classes to practice routines to perform in front of the large cro…

Thanks to fundraising efforts by students in the National Honor Society and generous community donations, a new flag pole was purchased for MCR-II. NHS members include (from left) Amy Blair, Adair Behring, Lexie Pryor, Alex Huffman, Sadie Spratt, Brandi Trenhaile, Ty Bowdish, Payton Hays, Li…

Amie Damotte (right) has been hired as a new parent educator for the Palmyra R-I School District.  She is Hannibal High School graduate and attended Hannibal LaGrange College. Damotte has over 20 years’ experience in early childhood.  She was a parent educator for the Hannibal School Distric…

  • by Zach Rosenkrans Palmyra FFA Chapter Reporter

Once a year, the Palmyra FFA puts together a dance for its members. Barnwarming is one of the most popular events among members. 

The Palmyra Junior Singers performed the Christmas pageant, Miracle at Midnight Friday evening, in the middle school auditorium. The performance was under the direction of Kris Lowe.

The Marion County Elementary School’s Magnificent Mustangs for citizenship are (front, from left) Ella Dougherty, Kinzleigh Schaefer, Jaren Nick, (back) Alexis Boydston, Tanner Tiemann, Abbi Corey and Caden Stotts. (Contributed photo)

Palmyra High School Drama Club will be presenting “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “The 12 Daze of Christmas” Dec. 8 and 9 on the middle school stage beginning at 7 p.m.  

Palmyra Parents as Teachers held a “Western Roundup” recently in the Palmyra Elementary School gymnasium.

  • by Zachary Rosenkrans Palmyra FFA Chapter Reporter

The first national assembly of FFA members was held in Kansas City in 1928, with only thirty-three delegates present. Now, thousands of past and present FFA members gather for the national FFA convention.