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Palmyra landmark no more

A long-time Palmyra landmark, was torn down last week. The building that once housed Hutch’s Dinner Bell as well as a service station, but has been vacant for decades was demolished and cleared away. The building was located on the east side of N. Main Street, next to the Main Street Lanes bowling alley.

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Maple Lawn Nursing Home board to again seek tax increase

by Mark Cheffey The Marion County Nursing Home District will be going to voters in April for funding to help keep Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra operational. If approved by a simple majority, Proposition A, as it will appear on the April 4 Municipal Election ballot, would raise the Marion County Nursing District’s property…

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County commissioners voice support for Maple Lawn Nursing Home tax proposal

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission expressed their support for the tax increase proposal sought by Maple Lawn Nursing Home, the only county nursing home in Marion County. Jesse Soondrum, nursing home admininstrator, and Lynn Blickhan, director of accounting, were present at Monday’s meeting to ask for the county’s support, not only verbally, but…

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R-II homecoming

Marion County R-II School held its annual homecoming celebration Friday, following the conclusion of the high school basket ball games against Mark Twain. Tristen Holt was crowned as this year’s homecoming queen prior to the dance.

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United Way seeking nominations for Evening of Philanthropy

United Way of the Mark Twain Area is currently seeking nominations for individuals to honor at the 2023 Evening of Philanthropy. The United Way Evening of Philanthropy began in 2019 with the goal to honor individuals, families and couples who invest their time, talents and treasures to make our community better. “There are so many…

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Ambulance board discusses supply issues, fills unexpired term

While some of the supplies ordered last year for the Marion County Ambulance District have arrived, other items are still on hold because of supply problems. The ambulance district board discussed the problem during their meeting last week, at which they also voted to appoint a former employee to the board to fill an unexpired…

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Tournament happenings

Tony Lenzini places the crown on Taytum White, this year’s Tony Lenzini Basketall Tournament queen during ceremonies Tuesday evening. Beside them are Jax Fuqua (left) crown bearer, Ivy Lovelace, flower girl, and White’s escort, Luke Shepherd. 

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County to place marijuana sales tax issue on ballot

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission will be asking voters to approve a 3 percent sales tax on adult use marijuana sales during the April election. The Marion County Commission approved the ballot language during their meeting Monday morning, at which they also discussed ARPA funds to the Douglass Community Services, approved new plat…

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Palmyra City Council looks to ‘tweak’ hotel feasibility numbers

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council last Thursday learned a soon-to-be finalized hotel feasibility study still needs tweaking. The city of Palmyra has been working for some time on the study to help convince a possible developer to move ahead with a proposed 45-room hotel that would be built on two acres of city…

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