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County OKs jail roof work

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission covered a busy agenda Monday morning, including moving forward with work on the Marion County Jail. The commissioners also approved a tax abatement for Doyle Manufacturing, heard updates on work at both courthouses and from Chariton Valley and briefly discussed a property issue near Emerson Marty Meyers with…

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City council approves rezoning for Graystone Haven expansion

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council Thursday opened the way for more housing development on the south end of the city.  By a unanimous vote, the council approved the rezoning of tracts of ground in the Graystone Haven Subdivision from C-1 Commercial to R-1 Single and Two Family District. The council also unanimously voted…

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Fabius 100-year celebration June 18

A 100-year celebration will be held for the Fabius Community House Saturday, June 18. The celebration, to be held at the historic site at 5979 CR 316 north of Palmyra, will begin at 1 p.m. and include numerous activities to mark the occasion until 6 p.m. There will be an ice cream social during the…

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‘Memorial Day is about remembrance, gratitude’

by Patty Cheffey Explaining the four pillars as to why men and women are willing to sacrifice themselves for this country, W.T. Johnson addressed a crowd of around 100 citizens at this year’s Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery. Johnson, a Palmyra native, who spent two years in service after being drafted in 1969, was…

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Graduation time

Commencement ceremonies were held for Palmyra R-I and Marion County R-II graduating seniors this past week. At left, the PHS gymnasium was packed during Thursday’s commencement, which was moved indoors due to the threat of rain. At right, the 18 Marion County graduating seniors toss their hats into the air Friday after receiving their diplomas. …

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MCAD board OKs van, truck purchase

by Patty Cheffey With constant repairs to current vehicles and with the uncertainty of getting remounts completed, the Marion County Ambulance District approved the purchase of two new vehicles. A 2022 van and a 2019 truck were approved from Pinnacle during the ambulance board’s meeting last week, at which the board also discussed chassis remounts…

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R-I, R-II seniors to receive diplomas

Palmyra High School will see 76 students walk to accept their diplomas during commencement exercises on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. on the high school football field. On Friday, May 27, 18 Marion County R-II seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas during the school’s commencement exercises, which will be held…

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Commissioners open financing bid

by Patty Cheffey The Marion County Commission opened the lone bid for financing of equipment for the highway department, then tabled it because at this point, it’s not for certain what equipment would be available for purchase. The bid was opened during Monday’s commission meeting, at which they also discussed funding for lighting Veterans Road…

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Fun in the sun

The sun shown down bright and warm on end-of-school outdoor events for Palmyra R-I pre-school and elementary students last week. The R-I PAT program hosted Celebration Summer last Tuesday on the middle school football field, where two youngsters (left) chat from car to car. The elementary field day was held Friday at the high school athletic facility…

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