Palmyra downs Monroe, 30-20 for Mayor’s Cup

by Mark Cheffey The PHS football team defended their No. 1 state ranking with a 30-20, fourth-quarter comeback win at home over Monroe City Friday. Trailing 20-14 with 10:42 left in regulation, the Panthers (5-0, 2-0 CCC) scored twice in a little over two minutes time before holding on for their first Mayor’s Cup victory…

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Girls CC team takes first at Columbia

by Mark Cheffey The PHS cross country teams competed in the Gans Creek Classic in Columbia, and the girls came away with a first place finish in their division. “They ran really well and did exactly what we have been working on, which was slowly working up the leader board and gaining on teams throughout…

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Girls golf team takes third at Kirksville

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls golf team third took place at an 11-team tournament at Kirksville Tuesday. But, the Lady Panthers shot a 415 to finish just four shots behind the first-place team from Brookfield. Other schools competing were Kirksville, Macon, Mexico, Putnam County, Hannibal, Marceline, Schuyler County, Capital City and Fulton.  Mallory Comstock…

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Girls tennis team goes 3-0 during week

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls tennis team went 3-0 this past week, winning matches against Hannibal, Kirksville and Father Tolton. Palmyra (7-1-1) capped the week with a 7-2 win at home over Father Tolton. Winning singles matches were Jaynee Durst, 8-2; Reese Gottman, 8-5; Bianca Perkins, 8-2; and Rylee Ingram, 8-4. Winning the three…

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PHS softball team falls to Macon in CCC game

The PHS varsity girls softball team went to 2-2 in Clarence Cannon Conference play with a 3-1 loss at Macon Thursday. The Lady Tigers strung together four singles and took advantage of a Palmyra fielding error to score all three of their runs in the third inning. Held in check the first six innings, Palmyra…

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Fall fever

The onset of autumn has led to the start of outdoor fall decorating for the season. At left some of the more natural decorating is happening as evidenced by these bright red leaves in Palmyra. Residents are also decorating for Halloween as evidenced by the ghoulish scene at left set up by Barb Hirner, who traditionally decorates…

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County OKs bid for new audio tech

by Patty Cheffey The large courtroom at the Palmyra Courthouse will soon have new audio equipment. The Marion County Commission approved a bid for the equipment during their meeting Monday morning, at which they also heard information about CARES Act funding, approved a subdivision name change and discussed a road. Two bids were received on…

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Come over to my house with Leon Drebes

Editor’s note: The following story, featuring Leon Drebes, of rural Palmyra and his  Fiesta Dinnerware collection was published in The Dish, Vol. 22, No. 4, Summer 2020 and is reprinted by permission. The Dish is a publication of the Homer Laughlin China Collector’s Association.  by Marianne Becton The Dish Not many of us can say…

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Palmyra to host Mayor’s Cup game Friday

The Panthers will stay home this Friday to host the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Monroe City. Palmyra’s perennial rival comes into the contest with a 3-1 record after suffering their first loss at home Friday to Centralia, 18-0. Monroe City opened the season with a 34-32, double-overtime win over South Callaway before earning big…

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Panthers win 24-6 at Brookfield

The PHS football team earned their first Clarence Cannon Conference victory with a 24-6 win at Brookfield Friday. The Panthers (4-0 overall, 1-0 CCC) learned what it was like to fall behind for the first time this season when the Bulldogs scored a late first-quarter touchdown, but Palmyra then scored four unanswered touchdowns, two on…

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