Daniel “Kent” Lehenbauer

Daniel “Kent” Lehenbauer died on Jan. 20, 2021, barely a month after contracting COVID-19. Born the youngest of six children to Mary Eugenia (Tuley) and A.H. (Johnny) Lehenbauer in Hannibal, Mo., on Feb. 14, 1959, his Valentine birth-date forecast his personality.  In 1985 Kent eloped with the love of his life, Cindy Courtney. That elopement…

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Gloria T. Baggett

Gloria T. Baggett, 88, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 1 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Gloria was born in Clayton, Mo., to William and Lena T. Berra Eller. She was married to Kenneth Joseph Baggett on June 24, 1952, in Overland, Mo. He preceded her in death on June…

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Panthers break spell against Centralia

The PHS varsity boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-51 victory over Centralia on the home court Friday. The Panthers (5-4) got on a roll early to build a 20-9 first-quarter lead and then held their opponents off the rest of the way. Zane Meyers had the sharp hand, sinking five…

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PHS wrestlers travel to Warrenton, Moberly

The PHS wrestling team was busy last week, traveling to meets in Warrenton and Moberly, and hosting a match against Hannibal. The Panthers capped the week Thursday with a trip to Warrenton, where they beat Battle, but fell to Mexico and Warrenton. Palmyra went 2-4 in actual matches in their 39-27 loss to the host…

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Lady Mustangs see winning streak end

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team saw its four-game winning streak end with a 62-59 loss at LaPlata Thursday. The Lady Mustangs (7-4) led by one going into the second quarter but suffered through a 25-10 run by LaPlata up to the break. Marion County trimmed LaPlata’s 37-23 halftime lead with a 15-4 third…

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PHS girls fall to Knox County, Centralia

The PHS varsity girls basketball team continued to struggle last week with home losses to Knox County and Centralia. The Lady Panthers (4-6) suffered their fourth-straight defeat, 45-22, to Centralia Friday. Centralia jumped out to a 14-6 lead and out-scored Palmyra 20-6 in the second  half. Scoring for Palmyra were Rylie McKinney, six, Grace Krigbaum,…

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Mustangs fall to Wellsville-Middleton, LaPlata

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team lost to Wellsville-Middleton and LaPlata last week. The Mustangs ended the week with a 42-33 loss at LaPlata Thursday. LaPlata got out to a 14-6 lead and managed to hold off the Mustangs the rest of the way. Root Cheney sank all three of the team’s three-pointers and…

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Farm for Life — Raising the front pasture kind

Editor’s note: Farm for Life is an editorial series by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. When Tyler Haerr started college at Kansas State University, he had no plans of going back to his family’s farm in Taylor, Mo.  As the fourth generation farmer got closer to graduation, the opportunity to get back to the family…

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R-II board approves adjusting money for professional development

Because of issues related to COVID-19, the R-II Board of Education approved reducing the amount they are going to spend on professional development this school year. The board made that decision during their meeting last week, at which they also extended the paid leave through the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), approved a change…

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