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Editor’s note: This article is fourth in a series about young professionals in the Jackson County community who returned to the community after college to build successful careers.    After graduating from Jackson Heights High School in 2005, Casey Patterson knew he wanted a career that would touch...
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Holton Police Department will host a National Night Out event here on Tuesday, Aug. 9, it was reported.  The second annual event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the east side of the Jackson County Courthouse and will include a free meal and...
In late 2015, American Legion Riders Post 44 and other military veteran service groups in Holton took on a fund-raising drive to have a monument honoring Jackson County’s Purple Heart Medal recipients installed in Linscott Park, a goal they were able to accomplish in May of 2017. Now, the Legion...
A July 17 shooting incident on the Kickapoo Reservation in southern Brown County claimed the life of a Whiting man and has a Horton man facing a first-degree murder charge. Brown County Sheriff John D. Merchant said Monday that William Blacksmith, 35, of Whiting, died from multiple gunshot wounds...
Kim Clark
Agriculture is an important field to Kim Clark, a 2001 graduate of Holton High School who took the lessons that she learned in agricultural classes at HHS and used them to grow an agricultural curriculum and a Future Farmers of America program at Royal Valley High School. And as an ag teacher at...
County songwriter and musician Wynn Varble, known for writing such hits as “Waitin’ On A Woman” and “I’m A Little More Country Than That,” will perform a free concert next Wednesday, July 27, at the Jackson County fairgrounds. Varble will perform from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. that evening at the outdoor...
On a 2-1 vote on Monday, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a new three-year contract with Jackson County EMS for ambulance service in the county starting in January of 2023. Commissioners Dan Brenner and Ed Kathrens voted in favor of the contract, and Commissioner Keith Kelly voted against...
Josie Barrow (at left in the photo above) and Charlotte Cyphers prepared school lunches for families who drove to Holton Elementary School on Monday to pick them up. The meals for the day, part of the school’s summer meal program, included hamburgers and the next day’s breakfast. Summer meals, available for children ages 1-18 at no cost, are being offered at Holton and Royal Valley through Friday, July 29.
Summer youth meal programs in the Holton and Royal Valley school districts have seen good responses this year, according to food service directors in both districts. The Summer Food Service Program, a federally-funded, state-administered program operating under the auspices of the U.S. Department...
Holton Community Theatre will present “Shrek The Musical” this month, as well as host two special events this weekend. Director Shannon Wittmer said the musical features both adults and children, and the cast features more than 30 people.  The musical, based on the movie of the same name, follows...

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