New voter registration deadline nears

Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger has announced the last day that a person may register as a new voter, and be eligible to vote at the April 6, 2021, General Municipal Election is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.   Persons who have not registered prior to that deadline, cannot, by law, vote in…

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Taylor warning siren nears reality

by Mark Cheffey With the severe weather season fast approaching, efforts continue to erect a warning siren for the Taylor area. Palmyra Fire Protection District Fire Chief Gary Crane said work to fund the siren, which began in 2019, appear to be coming to fruition. Members of the Marion County Commission signed paperwork last week…

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William Jacob Patre

William Jacob Patre, 72, passed away Feb. 15, 2021 in his home in Marshall, Texas. Mr. Patre was born July 17, 1948 in St. Louis, Mo. to his parents, George Jacob Patre and Wanetta Colbert Patre. He married the love of his life, Francisca Barajas Patre in 1969. Mr. Patre joined the United States Air…

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Zachariah “Zak” Ross Merkel

Zachariah “Zak” Ross Merkel of Washington, Mo., passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.  He was born Feb. 29, 1984. He is survived by his mother, Victoria McBride, and her husband, Stephen, Labadie, Mo.; his father, Rick Merkel, and his wife, Laura, Washington; grandparents, Norman and wife, Linda, Seeger, Palmyra; and Guido Merkel, Palmyra; one sister,…

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James “Mike” Wilson

James “Mike” Wilson, 74, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 11:05 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Luther Manor Nursing Home in Hannibal. Mike was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Hannibal, to J.P. Wilson and Etta Louise Vahle Wilson. He was married to Sharon R. Calvin in 1978 in Liberty, Ill. She preceded him in death.…

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Mundy first PHS girl to reach state wrestling tourney

by Mark Cheffey Dyoni Mundy made PHS sports history by becoming the school’s first female wrestler to advance to the state tournament. Mundy, a junior, took second place in the 122-pound weight class at Saturday’s sectional tournament in Versailles and will now compete at state Tuesday, March 9, at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. “She…

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Panthers top Highland on the road

After a week off due to excessive winter weather, the PHS boys varsity basketball team completed the regular season schedule with a win at Highland and a loss to Monroe City. The Panthers (12-8) earned some confidence going into this week’s district tournament with a 63-46 victory at Highland Friday. Palmyra got out to a…

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Lady Mustangs head into district tourney

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went into this week’s district tournament after losing to Canton, 51-39, on the home court, Friday. The Lady Mustangs (12-8) fell behind early in the rescheduled contest and never really recovered. Scoring for Marion County were Delaney Straus, 10, Madison Stewart, nine, Halle Keilholz, nine, Riley Donath, six,…

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Lady Panthers fall to Highland, Monroe City

The PHS varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with conference losses against Monroe City and Highland. The Lady Panthers (6-13) fell at Highland Friday, 52-36. The Lady Cougars out-scored Palmyra in each of the first three quarters. Scoring for Palmyra were Candra King, 18, Rylie McKinney, seven, Abbey Redd, six, Grace Krigbaum, four,…

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Mustangs’ season ends with loss at districts

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 85-33 loss at Green City in the quarterfinals of the Class 1, District 11 Tournament Saturday. The Mustangs (1-19) ended the regular season with a 68-24 loss at South Shelby, Thursday. Scoring for Marion County were Spencer Whetstone, nine,…

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