To paraphrase Hannibal’s favorite son, reports of the death of the Palmyra Spectator, as it turns out, are greatly exaggerated.

A week ago, publishers Mark and Patty Cheffey announced that the Spectator would cease operation with the October 31st edition.

Now, in Wednesday’s issue and on the Spectator’s Facebook page, comes the announcement that the paper will continue for the foreseeable future.

Cheffey says the factors that led to the decision to close have changed dramatically, to the point that they will be able to keep the doors open.

The Spectator has been in business since 1839, calling itself, “the oldest weekly newspaper west of the Mississippi.”