Area News

Dino Day fun

A portion of Flower City Park was full of activity Friday morning during Dino Day, a special event hosted by the Palmyra R-I Parents As Teachers program and the Marion County Library. Pre-school children, along with accompanying adults, were able to take part in several dinosaur-themed activities. It was one of the first such events…

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Chamber to hold Flag Day Parade, ceremony and cruise June 12

Palmyra’s Flag Day Parade is back this year, and so is the Flag Day Cruise. For the second year in a row, the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Flag Day Cruise, but it will occur after  traditional parade which returns after being replaced by the cruise last year in order to provide more…

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Commissioners discuss bridge inspection

by Patty Cheffey There were no major surprises for Marion County as they reviewed the results of the recent bridge inspection. Aaron Hugenberg called into Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting to update the commissioners on the recent inspection. Also Monday, the commissioners reviewed sales tax and fund balances and discussed flooring in part of the…

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City extends solid waste contract for year

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council Thursday extend the city’s solid waste disposal contract, voted to switch internet providers and agreed to lease the fairgrounds for this year’s Marion County Fair. The council also approved the mayor’s committee and board appointments and voted to allow the Board of Public Works to purchase two new…

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The wall comes down

Work is under way to rebuild the west wall of Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra. Workers took down the wall, which was deemed structurally unsound, so that it could be replaced. Vanderhaar Masonry is doing the work.

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Polar vortex brings big power bill to Palmyra

by Mark Cheffey Palmyra utility customers are feeling the ripple affects of the polar vortex that all but crippled Texas’ electrical grid in February. Palmyra’s Board of Public Works issued May bills that included a $7 extra line-item charge per meter. That charge will be assessed to all electricity users in Palmyra for the 24…

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Musical return

Music made its return to the PHS gymnasium as the the high school and middle school music programs performed their first spring concert in two years Sunday afternoon. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s event, but the middle school and high school bands and high school choir, all  under the direction of…

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DCS to serve more summer meals in Palmyra

Douglass Community Services will be modifying the USDA Summer Meals Program because of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “The USDA has granted a specific waiver that will allow us to serve more meals while, simultaneously supporting social distancing,” said Douglass’ Chief Development Officer Stacey Nicholas. This summer, Douglass will distribute meal packs that…

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County approves bridge funding trade

by Patty Cheffey In order to get the ball rolling on the bridge on County Road 402, the Marion County Commission approved a trade for BRO funds. Approval was given for that trade during Monday’s meeting, at which they also requested approval to go in the hole to get that project going, reappointed the county…

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PHS prom royalty

Brody Lehenbauer and Sophie Hoerr (center) were crowned king and queen during the PHS Junior-Senior Prom Saturday during ceremonies held on the football field. The rest of the prom court includes Zane Meyers and Caroline Kizer (left) and Abe Haerr and Drew Billups (right). (Contributed photo)

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