Robert John Jensen II

Robert John Jensen II, 41, Maywood, Mo., passed away at 2:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Hannibal, Mo. Robert was born July 2, 1979, in Quincy, Ill., to Robert John Jensen I and Cathy McClary. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cathy Page and Gary Page; his father, Robert John Jensen I; three children,…

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Catherine L. Cooksey

Catherine L. Cooksey, 88, died April 10, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Dec. 2, 1932 to Freida Marie and Clarence Withers in Mendon, Ill.. On Feb. 11, 1952, she married Wayne Cooksey in Springdale, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003. Survivors include children, Roger Cooksey, Palmyra;…

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Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, 70, Philadelphia, Mo., passed away at 8:20 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at his home in Philadelphia. Michael was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Quincy, Ill., to Ollie Francis and Norma Lee Dosher Ryan. He was married to his wife, Ellen, on April 11, 1986 at their home in Philadelphia. The couple recently…

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Panthers hit more and less in wins over Bowling Green, Macon

The PHS varsity baseball team showed last week they can win with lots of hits or just a few, with home victories over Bowling Green and Macon. The Panthers (5-2) overcame a 10-1 deficit and won 14-12 on a walk-off home run by Wade Begley over Bowling Green last Monday. The Bobcats scored four in…

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PHS boys golfers win two triangulars

The PHS varsity boys golf team placed first at two road triangular meets last week. The Panthers opened the week with a win at the Three Pines course hosted by Highland. Palmyra shot a 179 to beat Highland, 199, and Scotland County, 228. Jacob Webster and Elijah Edwards took medalists honors as both shot the…

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Lady Panthers take second at Clark County

The PHS girls track and field team took second in a 10-team field at Clark County last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers won just one event but also placed second in five and scored 131 points to finish right behind the host team with 134.5 points. “We competed well. We just didn’t have our best overall…

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PHS boys compete at CC, home meets

The PHS boys track and field team took fifth place out of 10 teams at Clark County last Tuesday. The Panthers won one event and placed second or third in six other events while scoring 85 team points.  Monroe City won the meet with 138.5 points, edging Kirksville by 1.5 points. Also competing were Highland…

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Lady Mustangs perform well at Clark County

The Marion County R-II girls track and field team won three events and took seventh place in a 10-team field at Clark County last Tuesday. Four Lady Mustangs scored points in eight events to accumulate 60 points to beat out Green City (51), Scotland County (20) and Canton (15). The host team won with 134.5…

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Lighting starts fire that seriously damaged W. Quincy hog building

by Patty Cheffey A lightening strike during last Wednesday’s storm resulted in a fire that destroyed a hog confinement facility belonging to Roger Sutter in the West Quincy area. Lightening struck a transformer poll next to the office area of the hog barn, taking out the electrical system. “So the alarms didn’t go off to…

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County to assist Douglass Community Services with grant

by Patty Cheffey Marion County not only approved financial assistance, but agreed to submit a grant for Douglass Community Services. The approvals were given during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting, at which the commission also approved changes to the Planning and Zoning Commission and heard updates from the sheriff. Stephanie Cooper, CEO with Douglass Community…

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