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Ambulance district seeks grant for clinic costs

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Ambulance District will be seeking some financial help to offset costs associated with assisting at vaccination clinics. Chief John Nemes reported he is seeking a grant to help offset those costs during the recent ambulance district board meeting, at which the board also learned three more AEDs will be…

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Election Tuesday has little to decide

Palmyra voters will have little to do at the polls during next Tuesday’s General Municipal Election. There will be no races or issues on the ballot to decide. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Palmyra voters will cast ballots at the American Legion Hall. In the city elections there isexactly one…

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New city budget approved

The Palmyra City Council  last Thursday gave unanimous approval to a budget totaling $7,744,045 for all departments including the Board of Public Works. That represents a drop of more than $200,000 from the previous year’s budget. The BPW tightened its belt with a $7,744,045 budget for the coming year, down from $7,961,484. The electrical department…

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City council, cemetery board discuss issues

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council last Thursday had a meeting of minds with members of the Greenwood Cemetery Board concerning tree cutting. The council also voted to enter into contracts for a wellness program and for equipment training in Hannibal for the police department. Also during the meeting, the council approved the Fiscal…

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Spring Fling canceled again for this year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and requirements and recommendations by various federal and state health agencies, The “Flower Children” team of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marion County has decided to cancel their 20th annual “Spring Fling,” which had been tentatively scheduled to be held Saturday, April 17, in Palmyra. “The Flower…

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County commission hears various updates

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission covered a light agenda, hearing some updates and discussing some renovation work Jim Bensman with MECO Engineering was present at Monday’s meeting to “remind the commissioners he was still around” and gave an update on the Taylor bridge. He also told the commissioners he had been up to…

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Palmyra man wins JWCC Foundation, WGEM Career Makeover competition

Adult students continue to reinvent their careers by taking courses and earning degrees at John Wood Community College.  This opportunity is now open to Troy Gard of Palmyra, who won this year’s JWCC Foundation and WGEM Career Makeover competition. Gard emerged from a field of nearly 30 applicants to earn a two-year, full-tuition scholarship, also…

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Stuhlman’s closing after 139 years in Palmyra

by Mark Cheffey One of Palmyra’s longest running family owned businesses will close its doors at the end of the month. Stuhlman Motors, which was started 139 years ago as a wagon manufacturer, but later made a thriving transition to automotive accessory installation, will cease to operate at its only location at 515 S. Main…

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County financing sheriff’s vehicle

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission approved financing for Sheriff’s Department vehicles and discussed soft match trading during their meeting Monday. Only one bid was received for the financing for three sheriff’s vehicles, Clayton Holdings of Commerce Bank. That bid was to finance $125,000 over three years at 1 3/4 percent fixed interest rate.…

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R-I board discusses budget, hears legislative update

by Patty Cheffey While the Palmyra R-I School District 2020-21 school year budget is on tract to meet its budget obligations this year, revenue is definitely down. The R-I Board of Education reviewed the budget during their meeting last week, at which they also heard a legislative update, heard a report on the DARE and…

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