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Santa Claus is back in town

Santa and Mrs. Claus have been seen making the rounds around Palmyra recently including on firetruck rides around the courthouse square the past two Saturdays. Above, Santa listens to a youngster’s Christmas wishes, while Mrs. Claus (right) tries to coax a shy one to introduce himself. The Palmyra Fire Protection District will continue providing rides…

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Halloween town

Many Palmyra residents have been busy getting into the Halloween mode by decorating their homes and lawns for the popular holiday, such as this place on E. Ross St. 

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Spring is here

Spring officially began Saturday, and some definite signs of it can be found around the area including blooming daffodils like these found on the grounds of the Gardner House Museum in Palmyra.

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R-II board to consider financial opportunities

The Marion County R-II School District board of education will be looking at ways to ensure financial stability in the future. Superintendent Jason Keilholz discussed some ideas with the board during their recent meeting, at which they also heard a report from new principal, Savannah O’Bryan concerning alternative teaching plans. According to Keilholz, while no…

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Fugitive taken into custody

The manhunt for a fugitive in the Palmyra is over following the capture of the subject this morning. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department reported the individual was taken into custody sometime after 8 a.m. after being spotted at an undisclosed location. Authorities have issued a public safety message last Tuesday afternoon reporting an armed fugitive was…

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Palmyra fireworks display Friday evening

Palmyra’s annual community Independence Day fireworks display will be taking place as usual on Friday, July 3, at dusk at Flower City Park. Kayla Wittler, Chamber presidents, asks those attending to please me aware of social distancing guidelines during the display. In addition, Doug Meyers, park director, reminds the public that no other fireworks are…

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