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The Jackson County Commissioners have agreed not to sign an 18-month moratorium that would temporarily ban applications or permit requests for commercial solar and wind energy projects in the county. In lieu of a moratorium, the commissioners, on a 3-0 vote Monday, approved a motion to accept a...
The 22nd annual Christmas Parade of Lights will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, around the Holton Town Square, it has been reported. After the parade, Santa Claus will be available to meet with children at his workshop set up on the south side of the Jackson County courtyard next to the...
Six new flagpoles and flags – representing each branch of the United States military – were dedicated during a special ceremony last Friday (Veterans Day) at the Purple Heart monument at Linscott Park. While the cold temperatures cancelled the Veterans Day parade that afternoon, the morning...
Giant Communications has been awarded nearly $900,000 in grant funds from the state to expand internet services to residents living in Denison and the surrounding area, Gov. Laura Kelly announced on Monday.  “This grant will allow Giant to build fiber-to-the-home to the town of Denison and close...
The Beck Bookman Library Board of Trustees is seeking bids for a general contractor to construct a new front entrance at the library in Holton. The new interior entrance, or vestibule, is phase one of a large renovation at the library at 420 W. Fourth St. that will involve at least three phases,...
The 37th annual Community Thanksgiving Meal is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 24) at the Family Life Center at Evangel Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave. Everyone is invited to dine in as a community that day. Free will offerings will be accepted for the meal. The meal was...
Mayetta artist John Holcomb, 38, has a new series of paintings on exhibition this month at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in London. Holcomb’s new series, “Echo Echo,” is inspired by the groundbreaking “Echoes” series created during the 1920s by British artist Walter Sickert. Sickert took vintage...
Holton High School students will stage the musical “South Pacific” by Rodgers and Hammerstein at the school auditorium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, 12 and 13, it has been reported. Ticket prices at the door are $3 per K-12 student and $5 for adults. Alyssa Wendel, vocal music director in the district, is...
Local business owner Mark Aeschliman understands the important role of economic development in order for communities to grow. In 2018, Aeschliman organized an economic development group in the county to learn and explore ideas that resulted in the formation of the Jackson County Community...
The fall harvest is wrapping up in Jackson County, and yields for both corn and soybeans have been a mixture of average to below average, according to David Hallauer, Meadowlark Extension District crops, soils and horticulture agent. “A lot came down to how much rain we had in July and into August...

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