County commissioners discuss damage from Friday night’s storm

by Patty Cheffey Structure, crop and road damage was discussed during Monday’s County Commission meeting, following a severe storm that struck the county last Friday evening. Straight line winds and down bursts are being blamed for the damage. A possible tornado is being considered for damage in the town of Perry, however. The winds, which…

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Ambulance district approves purchasing demo ambulance

by Patty Cheffey With a time limit and a shortage of new ambulances available to purchase, the Marion County Ambulance District Board of Directors held a special meeting last week, during which they approved the purchase of a demo ambulance. While a new ambulance had not been planned, Chief John Nemes explained to the board…

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Arlene Marie Nokes

Arlene Marie Nokes, 78, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:51 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Arlene was born June 7, 1943, in Palmyra, to Eugene Stewart and Geneva P. Campfield Stewart. She was married to Henry Eugene Nokes. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1994. Survivors…

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Dr. John Dudley Hutcherson

Dr. John Dudley Hutcherson, 86, Denver, Colo., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. John was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Palmyra, Mo., to Lynn and Josephine Schneider Hutcherson.  Survivors include a sister Lynda Jo Hutcherson Bair; a niece, Amy Bair Koerper; and two grand-nieces, Madelyn Jo Koerper and Elizabeth Rose Koerper, all of Lansdale, Pa. …

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Eric Quentin Miller

Eric Quentin Miller, 39, Platte City, Mo., formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.  Eric was born on Aug. 18, 1981, in Hannibal, the son of Brian Eric and Mary Kathleen (Brown) Miller. Survivors include his parents, Brian and Mary Miller, Hannibal; children, Abigail…

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Patriotic display

Fireworks lit up the sky above Flower City Park, including the American Flag at right during Palmyra’s annual Fourth of July display Saturday sponsored by the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce. The event drew a large number of people who also enjoyed the summer evening sitting in lawn chairs or on blankets. 

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Council accepts bid for street overlay

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council accepted a bid for street resurfacing and approved a lease agreement for the fairgrounds with the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce, during last Thursday’s regular meeting. By a unanimous vote, the council accepted the bid from Emery, Sapp & Sons for street overlay work costing $186,817.50. To be resurfaced…

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Maple Lawn Nursing Home going through administrative transition

by Mark Cheffey Maple Lawn Nursing Home’s long-time administrator will be retiring later this year, and is in the process of preparing his successor. Jeff Funkenbusch, who has been employed at the home for  almost 32 years, including the last 21 as administrator, will work his last day Oct. 15. At that time, Dave Stieglitz,…

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