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Queen crowning

Abbey Redd, a senior, was crowned the 2022 PHS Homecoming Queen during football halftime ceremonies Friday. Doing the honors is Brenda Leffler, who with her husband, Ruben, also served as homecoming parade grand marshals. Also pictured are her escort, Bronson Juette, Lennyn Thomas, flower girl, and Crew Carper, crown bearer. 

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NEMO Power to have EV charging station study done

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative recently retained Growth Services Group, a national market research consulting firm, to conduct an electric vehicle charging station study for the eight member cooperatives in Northeast Power’s service territory.  The market assessment reviewed data related to providing access to rural EV charging stations for the Northeast Power service territory.  Data…

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City council votes to support proposed senior apartment complex project

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council Thursday gave its support for a proposed senior apartment complex and approved emergency funding to replace the aeration system for the city’s sewage treatment during Thursday’s regular meeting. In other, business, the council approved an engineering contract for a road design project as well as a master service…

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MoDOT to kick off U.S. 61 expressway study

The Missouri Department of Transportation has kicked off the U.S. 61 Expressway Environmental Impact Statement Re-evaluation study.   “While this is a different study than the one completed in 1996, we will still be using some of the same data, so we are not starting completely over,” said Paula Gough, MoDOT Northeast District engineer.  …

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County to contract with state for annual audit

by Patty Cheffey Marion County will be using the state auditor’s office to contract for a company to do the 2022 audit. The 2022 audit was discussed during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting, at which the commissioners also approved a mailbox for University Extension, discussed courthouse work and heard a proposal for stocking and restocking…

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PHS to celebrate homecoming Friday

Two seniors, two juniors and a sophomore will be vying to be crowned 2022 homecoming queen during half time of the  Palmyra Panthers versus the Macon Tigers Friday, Sept. 16. Emma Krigbaum, Abbey Redd, Alaina Loman, Taytum White and Sydney Compton are the candidates for queen for this year’s themed “No Place Like Homecoming” event.…

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County keeps current tax rate

by Patty Cheffey Marion County kept their current tax rate following the annual hearing Monday morning. In addition on Monday, the Marion County Commissioners approved a road closure, heard a request for ARPA funds, approved two appointments, discussed the new storage facility and reviewed sales tax. The approved $0.4503 per $100 assessed valuation is expected…

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Port authority requests rezoning for river terminal

by Mark Cheffey The Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission last Thursday, held the first hearing for a zoning request that, if approved, would open the way for development of a public port terminal on the Mississippi River at West Quincy. The request, brought to the  zoning commission by representatives of the Marion/Ralls Regional Port…

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Older drivers to get tips to help ‘keep their keys’

Older drivers can get tips on how to drive safer and how to stay behind the wheel longer by attending a free seminar on driving safety to be held Sept. 21 at the Palmyra Senior Nutrition Center at 10 a.m. Beth Koster, MU Health Care outreach coordinator, will be offering the program, Keep Your Keys,…

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