Area News

R-I teachers, staff named educators of year by Chamber

In an unusual step since the inception of the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award in 2001, more than one individual will be honored with that award. As a matter of fact, 170 people will be recognized. This year’s educator of the year is the entire staff at the Palmyra R-I School…

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County, city to share cost of drainage project

by Patty Cheffey Marion County and the city of Palmyra will be splitting the cost evenly for repairs and updates to the storm drainage around the Palmyra Courthouse. The city and county approved a 50-50 split on the costs to install drains, replace curbing and asphalt a section of Lafayette Street during their meeting Monday,…

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Ambulance district assisting with COVID-19 vaccine clinics

With COVID vaccine clinics ongoing, the Marion County Ambulance District has been doing their part to help. Chief John Nemes reported to the ambulance district board the crews are participating in or providing a presence at area clinics. Nemes made the report at the recent board meeting, at which the board also heard an update…

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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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‘Let the thaw begin’

Fridged temperatures and numerous snow falls during the previous week and a half, gave way to above freezing temperatures that were not only welcome to the populace, but contributed to picturesque scenes like this of long icicles draped off the roof of the Zwash laundromat on W. Main Cross St.

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County covers busy agenda

by Patty Cheffey Marion County has been the recipient of several funding options for projects, including a new warning siren in Taylor. Ashley Long was present at Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting to review some of the projects for Marion County. Also during their meeting, the commissioners reviewed sales tax information, heard an update on…

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City council okays funding for pump repair

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council lat Thursday voted to move forward with having needed repairs done to two of the city’s water wells and to secure a line of credit to cover the expense. The council at its most previous meeting awarded the bid for the $790,700 to the low bidder, Bleigh Construction,…

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Palmyra Chamber goes door to door to present annual awards

by Mark & Patty Cheffey With the traditional banquet not happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce went a different route in making its annual awards presentations: door to door. Members of the Chamber’s  board of directors braved the snow and cold temperatures to go to the homes and…

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Palmyra to revive D.A.R.E. program

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra Police Department is preparing to revive the local D.A.R.E. program. The department dropped out of the nationally recognized drug awareness and prevention program for middle school students back in 2008, but the stars appear to be re-aligning for a fall start up. Palmyra did not have an officer willing to…

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