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

On Wednesday, May 22, the third grade students at Palmyra Elementary participated in their own Tom Sawyer Day.  The students participated in several activities that Tom Sawyer may have enjoyed along with a Tom and Becky contest.  Of the 16 students who dressed up, the third grade students ch…

HOMEBANK hosted its annual picnic for Palmyra High School’s graduating seniors last Thursday. The event had to be moved indoors due to the cooler-than-normal temperatures.

High school students enrolled in agriculture education courses have the unique opportunity to go beyond the classroom and learn real-world applications in a number of disciplines. 

HOMEBANK held its annual picnic last Thursday to honor the 13 graduates of Marion County R-II High School. The students were treated to a cookout and time for games.

In their commitment to education, County Market presented Palmyra Elementary School  with a check in the amount of $500 through its Max Dollars for Education program. Pictured is Lora Hillman, principal, receiving the check from Steve Huffman, store director.  County Market has now given mor…

Palmyra Middle School held its annual sixth grade cultural fair Thursday in the school gymnasium. Pictured are a sampling of booths made by students featuring different countries.

On May 23 come on down to the Marion County Library and register for the Summer Reading Club. Reading library books for only two hours each week guarantees a prize and a food coupon from one of our local eateries. 

Taylor 4-H held their monthly meeting May 9 at the farm of Reed and Natalie Miller in Monroe City. 

United State Bank has partnered with the Palmyra R-I School District to create a school spirit debit card program, which features the Palmyra Panther’s logo.  The school spirit card is a debit card program in which the user has the ability to support the Palmyra school system.  United State …

On Thursday morning, April 25, Palmyra sent 29 students and two advisors to attend the FFA State Convention in Columbia.  

Bleigh Construction Co. Inc. recently donated the money needed to apply for 501c3 status for the Palmyra Parent Teacher Organization. The current PTO was established this school year and has future plans to bring engaging activities for elementary students while working with teachers and par…

The Marion County R-II High School Band earned a “I” rating, and three entries advanced to the state music contest as a result of efforts at recent music contests in Kirksville and Wright City.

The varsity Quiz Bowl team won districts, which was hosted by Clark County April 6. The varsity went undefeated in both the conference and district. They will be moving on to Sectionals on April 17, which will be hosted by Mexico. It will be a three-game series against Mexico, where the winn…

Kirt Malone, Superintendent of the Palmyra R-I School District was among eight Missouri superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.

The 2019-2020 Kindergarten Roundup for Palmyra R-I Schools will be held April 23, 24, 25 and 26, from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.  

The Palmyra High School Quiz Bowl team won the championship match of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament with a 290 to 190 win over Bushnell-Prairie High School Saturday.

The MORP Dance, sponsored by PHS FCCLA and is a ‘backward Prom’ and open to all PHS students, was held Friday at the school. The high school cafeteria was completely blacklit and filled with neon decorations. There were snacks and drinks that ‘glowed’. At a backward Prom, students are encour…

Members of the Palmyra High School Quiz Bowl team advanced to the championship of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament with a 205 to 135 win over Illini West High School March 2. 

The Palmyra Knights of Columbus presented a $1,000 donation to the Palmyra Elementary School for its PAWS Packs program. Dale Gervais presents the check to Lora Hillman, school principal. (Contributed photo)

With school cancellations because of the weather, Marion County Farm Bureau’s Thank a Farmer Week program at the Palmyra Elementary School was postponed till classes resumed. Board Members Lacey Miller and Cindy Griesbaum finally were able to read to the third grade classes taught by Joanna …

The PHS Panther Pride Pom Pon Squad brought trophies home from the Missouri Dance Team Association State Competition at Family Arena in St. Louis Saturday. The squad took first place in hip hop, fourth place in pom and third place overall in District I. Pictured are (front, from left) Isabel…

The Lewis & Marion County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual banquet in Palmyra Saturday, during which the organization presented college scholarships to 35 students. This year’s recipients were Austin Adam, Andrea Althoff, Jackson Barry, Adair Behring, Alena Billups, Elizabeth Bill…

Chuck Keller (second from right), president of the Palmyra R-I School Board receives an ovation from his fellow board members as well as Superintendent Kirt Malone (far right) and fans at Friday’s basketball games against Clark County. Keller will be leaving the school board in April after s…