Area News

Adopt-A-Child program seeks community help

The Palmyra Ministerial Alliance is kicking off the annual Adopt-A-Child program and is seeking help from the community. Adopt-A-Child is a Christmas assistance program specifically designed to help out families with small children in need in the Palmyra R-I and Marion County R-II school districts. Each year, the Adopt-A-Child program serves families in need and…

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Fall fever

The onset of autumn has led to the start of outdoor fall decorating for the season. At left some of the more natural decorating is happening as evidenced by these bright red leaves in Palmyra. Residents are also decorating for Halloween as evidenced by the ghoulish scene at left set up by Barb Hirner, who traditionally decorates…

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County OKs bid for new audio tech

by Patty Cheffey The large courtroom at the Palmyra Courthouse will soon have new audio equipment. The Marion County Commission approved a bid for the equipment during their meeting Monday morning, at which they also heard information about CARES Act funding, approved a subdivision name change and discussed a road. Two bids were received on…

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Come over to my house with Leon Drebes

Editor’s note: The following story, featuring Leon Drebes, of rural Palmyra and his  Fiesta Dinnerware collection was published in The Dish, Vol. 22, No. 4, Summer 2020 and is reprinted by permission. The Dish is a publication of the Homer Laughlin China Collector’s Association.  by Marianne Becton The Dish Not many of us can say…

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County approves CARES Act funding, grant paperwork

by Patty Cheffey Several more CARES Act fund applications were approved while the Marion County Commission also signed paperwork for a Brownfield Assessment Grant. All but one of the 16 grant applications were approved during Monday’s commission meeting, although some only received partial funding. One was tabled with the commissioners noting they needed additional information.…

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Palmyra council hears complaints about property

by Mark Cheffey The Palmyra City Council last Thursday listened to citizen concerns about a nuisance property and expressed assurance the situation was being dealt with. Several residents came to the meeting to find out what progress was being made to address  issues with the property at 223 E. Church Street. The council was told…

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Meade is Conception Seminary College’s new vice rector, dean of students

Editor’s note: the following is the second of a two-part story which was recently published in The Catholic Missourian. by Jay Nies, editor The Catholic  Missourian To be a bridge Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade recently completed the thesis for his doctorate in art history from the University of Missouri. The college needs a certain number…

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R-II board learns of grant

Marion County R-II students will be getting some new tech devices, thanks to a grant received by the school. Superintendent Jason Keilholz reported on a recent connectivity grant the school applied for and received during the recent R-II Board of Education meeting, at which the board also discussed the temporary expanded lunch and breakfast program,…

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Grand opening

A large crowd braved the rain Friday to witness the first home game in the new PHS football stadium. After making a grand ertrance onto the the field, the Panthers thrashed Hallsville for a memorable 51-16 victory. 

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County approves rezoning request

by Patty Cheffey Approval was given for a new subdivision in the county after the Marion County Commission approved a rezoning request upon the recommendation of the county’s planning and zoning commission. Approval was given during Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting, at which they also approved CARES Act funds for the Marion County Fair and…

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