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Panthers take first conference loss, 65-54 at Macon Friday

The PHS varsity boys basketball team suffered their first conference loss, 65-54, at Macon Friday. The Panthers (14-5) went to 2-1 in Clarence Conference play, that also included a win at home over Brookfield last Tuesday.  A rough start at Macon helped doom the Panthers who suffered a 23-9 game-opening run by the Tigers. Palmyra…

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Lady Panthers go to 3-0 in Clarence Cannon Conference

The PHS varsity girls basketball team remained undefeated in conference play with league wins over Brookfield and Macon last week. The Lady Panthers (16-4, 3-0 CCC) got out to a great start in securing a 72-46 win at Macon Friday. Candra King scored nine points and Ashley Body came off the bench to scored six…

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Panther wrestlers compete at Kirksville, Chillicothe meets

The PHS boys wresting team competed at meets hosted by Kiriksville and Chillicothe last week. The Panthers lost duals to Kirksville and Brookfield last Tuesday. The Panthers went 1-5 in actual matches in a 63-15 loss to Kirksville. Ashton Hankins (175) won his match by an 11-4 decision over Gabriel Mullanix. Westley Summers (106), Kevin…

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Lady Panther wrestlers see action last week

The PHS girls wrestling team competed at events at Kirksville and Macon last week. The Lady Panthers went 1-2 at Kirksville last Tuesday, downing Mexico, but falling to Brookfield and the host team. Palmyra went 1-1 in actual matches in a 30-18 win over Mexico. Aira Hamilton (125) won by fall at 5:35 over Abby…

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Palmyra landmark no more

A long-time Palmyra landmark, was torn down last week. The building that once housed Hutch’s Dinner Bell as well as a service station, but has been vacant for decades was demolished and cleared away. The building was located on the east side of N. Main Street, next to the Main Street Lanes bowling alley.

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Maple Lawn Nursing Home board to again seek tax increase

by Mark Cheffey The Marion County Nursing Home District will be going to voters in April for funding to help keep Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra operational. If approved by a simple majority, Proposition A, as it will appear on the April 4 Municipal Election ballot, would raise the Marion County Nursing District’s property…

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County commissioners voice support for Maple Lawn Nursing Home tax proposal

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission expressed their support for the tax increase proposal sought by Maple Lawn Nursing Home, the only county nursing home in Marion County. Jesse Soondrum, nursing home admininstrator, and Lynn Blickhan, director of accounting, were present at Monday’s meeting to ask for the county’s support, not only verbally, but…

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R-II homecoming

Marion County R-II School held its annual homecoming celebration Friday, following the conclusion of the high school basket ball games against Mark Twain. Tristen Holt was crowned as this year’s homecoming queen prior to the dance.

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United Way seeking nominations for Evening of Philanthropy

United Way of the Mark Twain Area is currently seeking nominations for individuals to honor at the 2023 Evening of Philanthropy. The United Way Evening of Philanthropy began in 2019 with the goal to honor individuals, families and couples who invest their time, talents and treasures to make our community better. “There are so many…

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Ambulance board discusses supply issues, fills unexpired term

While some of the supplies ordered last year for the Marion County Ambulance District have arrived, other items are still on hold because of supply problems. The ambulance district board discussed the problem during their meeting last week, at which they also voted to appoint a former employee to the board to fill an unexpired…

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