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R-I board adopts almost $12 million budget

Palmyra R-I District faculty and staff will see an increase in their pay after action by the R-I Board of Education last week. The board adopted the annual budget of $11,816,455 for the 2022-2023 school year (FY23), which included a $1,750 increase to the base salary for teachers in addition to the $400 vertical step…

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Sublette crowned Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen

Missouri has a new Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen and  Palmyra has another reason to be proud.  Mallory Sublette of Palmyra, was crowned this weekend in the Missouri Military Academy gymnasium. “I am on top of the world,” said Sublette of winning the title. “I have dreamed about being Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen since I got…

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City council signs on for seeking grant funding

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council last Thursday took action concerning a number of proposed sewer and storm water drainage projects. In addition, the council voted to pay for a hotel feasibility study, reviewed proposed street overlay projects and set a special closed session to discuss the city’s open building inspector/code enforcer position. The…

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A cool place to be

With temperatures soaring into the mid to upper 90s, the Flower City Park swimming pool has become an extra popular placed to cool off, including last Friday when Palmyra Elementary School summer school students also came to enjoy water fun.

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Saluting the red, white & blue

   Palmyra’s annual Flag Day celebration, organized by the Chamber of Commerce  was held Saturday under sunny skies. Main Street was lined with onlookers as the traditional parade made its way south from Palmyra High School to the courthouse square. Pictured (left & right) are two of the many patriotic parade entries, including American Legion…

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Marion County Commissioners approve purchase of new highway equipment

by Patty Cheffey While county finances remain in good shape, there isn’t quite enough budgeted for the three pieces of equipment requested by the Marion County Highway Department. The county commissioners reviewed the requests during Monday’s meeting, at which they also approved a bid and a proposal, discussed bridges and lighting Veterans Road and approved…

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Maintaining the old jail

Work was ongoing last week to maintain the historic old jail in Palmyra. Employees of Pischer Masonry were busy tuck-pointing the brick work and sand blasting the paint off the stone walls of the back of the jail in preparation for a new coat of a paint. Gary Stuhlman, a member of the Heritage Seekers,…

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Fishing For Freedom on parade

A parade of more than  100 boats came through Palmyra Sunday afternoon in conjunction with the Fishing For Freedom event in Quincy, Ill. over the weekend. Area citizens volunteered their boats to be used active military veterans paired with professional anglers for the annual event. NEMO Power Cooperative provided a flag arch for the parade…

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Flag Day Parade set for Saturday

The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Palmyra Flag Day Parade Saturday, June 11.   The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Palmyra High School and go north on Main Street to the Marion County Courthouse.   There is no need to register and no fee.  Line up will be at the…

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