Palmyra Community News

By Jackie Thomson-Bremer (402) 432-1410 - June 14, 2018

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Please be sure to drink plenty of fluids with the heat rising outside.


I would like to ask local parents to talk to your children about street safety. I had a child walk out from behind a parked vehicle with her head down, when I was driving through town (no it was not a dangerous situation but it could have been). I saw her first, then she saw me. Please remind them to stop, look, and listen. Thank you, praying for a safe summer!



Palmyra Presbyterian Church

By Jackie Thomson-Bremer

Please remember June 16, 6 p.m., will be the summer Saturday evening worship service. All are welcome! Don’t forget we can’t have a special service without potluck! You can’t pass that up – worship and food!


Mark your calendars for July 21, 6 p.m., for the July Saturday evening worship service. And potluck!


Don’t forget, no worship service on June 17 or July 22.


Thank you Alysa and Grace Myers for your performances during the June 10 worship service! It was beautiful.


Mark your calendar for Palmyra Community Vacation Bible School in the evenings during the week of July 16-20. If you are wanting to volunteer, please contact Pam Goodrich at 402-782-2203. The Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church is the host church this year.


Palmyra Senior Diners

By Jackie Thomson-Bremer

The entertainment for the Birthday dinner on June 20 will be Al Cochrane. If you are wanting to attend, please contact Connie at 402-780-5606 to make reservations, by 1 p.m. on June 19.

Don’t forget June 27 will be another movie day at 1 p.m.


2018 Palmyra Old Settler’s Picnic

By Jackie Thomson-Bremer

June 8 and 9 was a hot busy weekend. Hopefully everyone stayed safe with the heat and humidity. So many organizations had different activities, everyone should have had something to do.


The amazing firework display definitely did not disappoint. The Palmyra Rescue and Palmyra Memorial Library hosted the movie in the park.


The 1st annual Village Adventure run was a success. The 1-mile Panther Prowl had a good turnout as well. Zach Hartwick was the first to cross the line with a time of 5:55. Kris Phillips won the Panther Prowl first place prize of an overnight stay at a hotel in Lincoln and Ben Phillips won the second place prize of a gift certificate at Fleet Feet. Congratulations to both groups of runners!


The first Three on Three Basketball Tournament was held. Congratulations to all the participants! There was a volleyball tournament with several teams. Congratulations to the participants for surviving the heat!


The Malone Motorsports Show & Shine brought in so many interesting vehicles. The Radio Eclectic band including Brad Baumert drums, Darren Trull bass, Mark Cover lead singer, and Ward Reesman guitarist, was great entertainment for the car show. The Malone Motorsports will be donating to the Children’s Hospital with the donations from the day.


The Palmyra Fire Department served Friday night’s meal in Taggart Park, during Bingo. The American Legion Palmyra Nash-Jensen Post 195 served breakfast, the Palmyra Chapter #257 Order of the Eastern Star served lunch, Gary Wertman served up lunch at the car show and the Palmyra Boy Scout Troop 334 served dinner. There was plenty of food and pie at the Presbyterian Church with music provided by the Get Together Band including Al Cochrane, Eldon Schroder and Carol Nisley.


Otoe County Deputy Dan Lionberger performed a demonstration with his K9 dog. His volunteer perpetrator was Cory Callahan. We always hope there is no need for the K9 units, but it’s good to know how much work goes into the training and that the dogs will only do what their handlers tell them to do. Stay safe while on the job!


The First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry spent the night in Taggart Park for a Union Army Civil War Reenactment.


There were several entries for the parade. The Palmyra Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band was this year’s Grand Marshall. Thank you Roger Smith for being the emcee!


The Pedal Tractor Pull had several participants.


Thank you to the Palmyra Action League for organizing this event!  The Otoe County Visitors Committee also helped sponsor the event.


Same time, same place next year!







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