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Panthers fall at Centralia, but hold on to first-round district bye

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity football team lost their regular-season finale, 12-0, at Centralia, but managed to hold onto the second seed and a first round bye in the upcoming Class 2, District 7 tournament. The 4-5 Panthers managed just 173 offensive yards while giving up two touchdown passes in getting shut out for…

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Comstock earns state golf medal

Mallory Comstock became Palmyra’s first girls golf state medalist during the Class 1 state tournament in Bolivar last Monday and Tuesday. Comstock, a senior, shot two-round 200 to finish in a four-way tie for thirteenth place by just one stroke. She was well out of medal range her first round 104 Monday on the Silo…

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Gottman, Redd, McBride make all-conference softball squad

Three members of the PHS Lady Panther softball team were named to the 2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All-Conference Softball team. Jazline Gottman, a senior pitcher, and Abbey Redd, a junior infielder were named to the first team, while Bella McBride, a sophomore outfielder made the second team. Macon coach, LeaAnn Hamilin, was named the conference…

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PHS CC competes at Bowling Green

Members of the PHS boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Bowling Green Invitational meet Saturday. The boys team finished 195th out of 21 teams. Running for Palmyra were: Connor Bross, 66th out of 181 runners with a time of 18:57.81;  Dakota Snyder, 71st 19:14.01; Caleb Juette, 102nd, 19:58.87; Talon Markley, 148th, 21:48.02;…

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Farmers come together for Triplett family

by Mark Cheffey When Shawn Kiefaber arrived at the rendezvous spot along CR 312 a mile west of U.S. 61 for those gathering to help harvest corn and beans for the Triplett family, he had to smile while seeing a rainbow  in the western sky. “It seemed like a sign from Keith that everything was…

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County OKs ARP funds for broadband

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission took steps to expand broadband in Marion County during a special meeting held last Tuesday. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners approved funds to help pay to start the process of setting up a transportation district in Marion and Ralls counties, approved aerial photography for the assessor’s office…

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Palmyra Elementary School raises $11,182 during Read-A-Thon

by Mark Cheffey Palmyra Elementary School Principal Bridgette Augspurg was hoping students could raise from $4,000 to $5,000 during the school’s two week Read-A-Thon which concluded last week. She was off by just a little bit. Instead, the students raised a whopping $11,182 while also showing a growing interest in reading. “I’m just overwhelmed by…

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City council reviews annual financial audit

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council reviewed the results of their annual audit during last Thursday’s regular meeting and discussed ways to accommodate some of the report’s suggestions for improving financial record keeping. The council also approved the mayor’s appointments to the Palmyra Planning Commission, okayed the purchase of  a key lock box for…

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Paul E Hoehne

Paul E Hoehne, 78, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 11:50 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Reverend Scott Salo will officiate. Family and friends are invited to Paul’s visitation from 9 a.m. until the…

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Dr. Ronald Dale Phelps

Dr. Ronald Dale Phelps, 86, ended his earthly life’s journey at 11:58 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at home with his wife, Shirley, and daughters, Cheree and Kim, present. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Marty Smyser will officiate. Friends and…

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