Panther Ali Bryan (shown above, at left) sets up teammate Macy Putnam (front right) for an attack during a recent practice. Both helped the team claim a third-place trophy at the 4A-DII state tournament last season and are part of the reason RVHS has its sights set on picking up some more hardware this fall.
Given the historic season the Royal Valley volleyball team put together last fall; setting a school record for wins (26), claiming the program’s first sub-state championship and making its first-ever state tournament appearance, the Panthers weren
Holton Water and Wastewater Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft (left) watched as Monte McDaniel of Tonganoxie's Kansas Heavy Construction dug out a trench at the Holton Industrial Park so that Ashcraft and others from his department could remove an old waterline in preparation for KHC's work on rebuilding the roads in the industrial park. Justin Wensel, project manager for KHC, said it is likely that road work in the park will begin sometime next week.
Four lots remain up for grabs at the Holton Industrial Park north of the city, but finding buyers for those lots has been no easy task for the city despite a recently-created incentive policy that encourages new business and industry to
Jennifer Shaw (left) and Alecia O’Byrne are shown packing boxes of food at the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance New Hope Center Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of the First Christian Church in Holton. Shaw is stepping down as the director of the pantry at the end of the month, and O’Byrne will serve as her replacement. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
  One in seven Kansans reportedly struggle with hunger on a daily basis, but the volunteers at the Jackson County food pantry are making sure area residents don’t go hungry.
Congresswoman and Holton native Lynn Jenkins (right) stopped on Thursday at Holton’s Medical Pharmacy to visit with pharmacist Joe Gilliland (left) and his wife, Carrie, and discuss health care concerns during Jenkins’ two-day tour of hospitals and health care centers in eastern Kansas. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  Providing Kansans in rural areas with adequate access to good health care services remains a high prior­ity for Lynn Jenkins, the Con­gresswoman and Holton native said during a Thursday afternoon visit to Medical Pharmacy.
Holton quarterback Justin Rieschick (shown above, middle) lobs a pass to a running back as the Wildcats worked on their routes during practice on Tuesday.
  On the surface, last season seemed like a pretty typical one for the Holton High School football team.
Panther Ali Bryan (shown above, at left) sets up teammate Macy Putnam (front right) for an attack during a recent practice. Both helped the team claim a third-place trophy at the 4A-DII state tournament last season and are part of the reason RVHS has its sights set on picking up some more hardware this fall.
Holton Water and Wastewater Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft (left) watched as Monte McDaniel of Tonganoxie's Kansas Heavy Construction dug out a trench at the Holton Industrial Park so that Ashcraft and others from his department could remove an old waterline in preparation for KHC's work on rebuilding the roads in the industrial park. Justin Wensel, project manager for KHC, said it is likely that road work in the park will begin sometime next week.
Recently, the board of directors at Beck-Bookman Library (at right) approved the purchase of a house at 410 Kansas Ave., directly behind the library, which Librarian Candee Jacobs said will be demolished in the near future for the future expansion of the library. The purchase price of the house, which was sold at a recent sheriff’s sale at the Jackson County Courthouse, was $98,356, it was reported. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Jennifer Shaw (left) and Alecia O’Byrne are shown packing boxes of food at the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance New Hope Center Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of the First Christian Church in Holton. Shaw is stepping down as the director of the pantry at the end of the month, and O’Byrne will serve as her replacement. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Congresswoman and Holton native Lynn Jenkins (right) stopped on Thursday at Holton’s Medical Pharmacy to visit with pharmacist Joe Gilliland (left) and his wife, Carrie, and discuss health care concerns during Jenkins’ two-day tour of hospitals and health care centers in eastern Kansas. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Holton quarterback Justin Rieschick (shown above, middle) lobs a pass to a running back as the Wildcats worked on their routes during practice on Tuesday.
New JHHS cross country head coach Brad Alley (shown above, front right) demonstrates the proper running form to his team at a practice early on this season.
New Jackson Heights cross country coach Brad Alley is in a familiar spot and not just because he returned to his alma mater this fall. Already, Alley said he is noticing similarities between the 2015 Cobra cross country runners and his first squad at Royal Valley High School. That, too, was a...
Panther Ali Bryan (shown above, at left) sets up teammate Macy Putnam (front right) for an attack during a recent practice. Both helped the team claim a third-place trophy at the 4A-DII state tournament last season and are part of the reason RVHS has its sights set on picking up some more hardware this fall.
Given the historic season the Royal Valley volleyball team put together last fall; setting a school record for wins (26), claiming the program’s first sub-state championship and making its first-ever state tournament appearance, the Panthers weren’t lacking for success. What the team was lacking...
Wednesday, Aug. 26 *Holton Alateen, a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism, meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday in the library room (room 104) at Evangel United Methodist Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave. in Holton. *Wednesday night Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., at Whiting...
Which government entity is holding Holton Rural Fire Board #4 accountable? That’s the question Jackson County Commissioners have been trying to clear up since the fire district receives tax funding from both the county and the city of Holton. The county commissioners met with Kevin Ingels, Holton...

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New JHHS cross country head coach Brad Alley (shown above, front right) demonstrates the proper running form to his team at a practice early on this season.
New Jackson Heights cross country coach Brad Alley is in a familiar spot and not just because he returned to his alma mater this fall. Already, Alley said he is noticing similarities between the...

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