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Chamber holds annual awards banquet

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce honored a long-time home builder, a retiring school superintendent and a successful home-grown insurance company among other individuals during its annual awards banquet Thursday. With a large gathering at Msgr. Farischon Hall, the Chamber presented three major awards including Citizen of the Year to Glenn Griesbaum and…

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R-I board hears special ed update

by Patty Cheffey The Palmyra R-I School District has seen an increase in special education students over the past five years. During last week’s R-I Board of Education meeting, Kinsey Cissna, special education director, presented an update on that program. Also during the meeting, the board approved an update to the district curriculum director job…

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PHS student chosen for select U.S. Senate Youth Program

by Mark Cheffey A Palmyra High School student was one of two chosen to represent Missouri in Washington, D.C. as part of the United States Senate Youth Program. Timothy Wellman, a senior at PHS, will join U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley during the 60th annual USSYP Washington Week, March 6-9. Wellman and Pranav…

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Five vie for Tony Lenzini Tournament Queen

Five Palmyra High School girls are vying for the honor of being crowned the 2022 Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Queen. Candidates to be crowned during ceremonies in the PHS gymnasium during halftime of the 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday are seniors, Jansen Juette and Jaynee Durst; junior, Abbey Redd, sophomore, Alaina Loman and freshman, Sydney Compton.…

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Council approves ballot issues for April 5 election

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council voted to place three issues on the upcoming April 5 General Municipal Election ballot during the regular meeting last Thursday. In addition, the council voted to expand its line of credit with a local bank,sell a small city-owned property and heard from a natural gas supplier who clarified…

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County hears update on jail

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission heard an update on work which could be done at the Marion County Jail and reviewed fund balances during their meeting Monday morning. Marty Meyer with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates was present at Monday’s meeting to report he had been up on the jail roof to gather…

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Winter comes with new year

The new year came in icy cold as the first winter storm of the season brought single digit temperatures and couple inches of sleet and snow to the area Saturday. But, by Monday, temperatures were reaching above freezing again, allowing streets and roads like North Main Street, above, to start thawing.

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Race set for first ward city council

There will be one Palmyra City Council race to decide during the April 5 General Municipal Election. With the filing deadline occurring Dec. 28, Joseph J. Hirner had filed to run for city council in Ward 1 where he will face the incumbent, Ellen Goodwin. There are no races in the other two wards where…

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