Area News

Grand opening

A large crowd braved the rain Friday to witness the first home game in the new PHS football stadium. After making a grand ertrance onto the the field, the Panthers thrashed Hallsville for a memorable 51-16 victory. 

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County approves rezoning request

by Patty Cheffey Approval was given for a new subdivision in the county after the Marion County Commission approved a rezoning request upon the recommendation of the county’s planning and zoning commission. Approval was given during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting, at which they also approved CARES Act funds for the Marion County Fair and…

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Butterfly away

During the past spring and summer, Pat Chostner, of Palmyra, has been hoping to foster some Monarch butterflies and her work and attention came to fruition this past week with the emergency of her first, distinctive orange and black butterfly. Chostner purchased a milkweed plant, raised it in a pot, and successfully in attracted them.…

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R-I District student count goes up

The Palmyra School District started the 2020-21 school year with five more students than the start of school last year. Palmyra started the school year with 1,132 students for 2020-21 an increase over the 1,127 students which started the 2019-20 year. While the middle school showed the greatest drop from the 2019-20 school year to…

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City council officially transfers municipal court to circuit court

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council Thursday took official action to dissolved the municipal court and transfer it to the Marion County Circuit Court. In other action, the council awarded bids for street overlays, hired a new city attorney and selected an engineering firm to assist with a Community Development Block Grant application for…

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Taste of Palmyra cancelled for 2020

Taste of Palmyra has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday the annual one-evening street fair on Main Street was being cancelled for this year. “As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Marion County, we believe this is the right decision based on the information…

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MoDOT reports surge in work zoned crashes

As the state attempts to return to normal amid the global pandemic, the Missouri Department of Transportation is dealing with a surge in work zone crashes despite decreased traffic volumes. MoDOT has already had 39 truck/trailer-mounted attenuators hit in work zones across the state this year. That compares with 19 hits at this time in…

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