Palmyra Spectator

Missouri Rural Electric Coop celebrating 85 years

Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative celebrates its 85th anniversary this month. There have been many changes since the cooperative was first formed, and change remains a constant factor in the business.   Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative has been in its current headquarters on W. Ross St. since 1996. It was June 16, 1936, when Missouri Rural…

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Lewis competing in Miss Missouri pageant

by Patty Cheffey When 24 young ladies gather Sunday in Mexico, Mo., for the Miss Missouri Pageant, one of Palmyra’s own will be among them. Amanda Lewis is once again competing for the title of Miss Missouri. (Contributed photo) Amanda Lewis, daughter of Shelley and the late John Lewis, Palmyra, will be competing for the…

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Four generations of Steinbecks serve in military

A proud Palmyra grandmother announces fourth generation of her family to be a part of the military. Randy and Jakob Steinbeck expressed how much they missed their dad, M. Sgt. Jeffrey Steinbeck, while he was overseas. The two have followed their father into the military, making them the fourth generation of that family to do…

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Rea next PHS boys basketball coach

The PHS boys varsity basketball has a new head coach. The Palmyra R-I School District announced Friday the hiring of Brian Rea as the new head coach. In addition, Rea will serve as middle school physical education teacher and middle school football coach. Rea is currently serving as athletic director, teacher and coach at Payson…

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Polar vortex brings big power bill to Palmyra

by Mark Cheffey Palmyra utility customers are feeling the ripple affects of the polar vortex that all but crippled Texas’ electrical grid in February. Palmyra’s Board of Public Works issued May bills that included a $7 extra line-item charge per meter. That charge will be assessed to all electricity users in Palmyra for the 24…

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Palmyra man drowns in North River Sunday

A Palmyra man died as a result of a boating accident on the North River Sunday afternoon. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Nathan S. Allen, 39, drowned after his canoe capsized a half mile upstream from U.S. 61 at about 4:15 p.m. The Patrol said Allen was traveling downstream and went over a low…

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Lighting starts fire that seriously damaged W. Quincy hog building

by Patty Cheffey A lightening strike during last Wednesday’s storm resulted in a fire that destroyed a hog confinement facility belonging to Roger Sutter in the West Quincy area. Quincy, Ill. firefighters work from above to put out a fire in a hog confinement building in W. Quincy Wednesday. (Contributed photo) Lightening struck a transformer…

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Palmyra student semifinalist in NASA essay contest

Future Engineers and NASA have announced 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest, a national competition that asked K-12 students to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole.  One of these semifinalists is Livia Bross, of  Palmyra.                         Livia…

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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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