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The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are hosting “A Small Town Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Holton. The day will include the Christmas Tour Of Homes, the annual Christmas Parade of Lights, a special visit from Santa Claus and other activities.  The Christmas...
Letters to Santa Claus from area children are now being accepted for publication in The Holton Recorder.  The letters will be printed in our special Christmas greetings section that will be published a week before Christmas. The letters are due at The Holton Recorder office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec...
Members of the fifth- and sixth-grade bands at Holton recently performed a winter concert at the HHS auditorium.
An expansion is being proposed for the Prairie Band Casino, it has been reported. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Entertainment Corporation Board of Directors is working on an expansion proposal to attract more visitors and improve the guest experience at the casino, according to Prairie Band...
Born into a small business family, Riley Electric, the Riley sisters learned at a young age what it takes to run and manage a business.  Through the years, the sisters – Stephanie, Samantha and Shari – have taken turns helping out with the family business and recently they’ve branched out to own...
Details about the relationship between a former Hoyt resident and the adopted daughter with whom he has been accused of sexual crimes were reported during a jury trial that began on Monday in Jackson County District Court. Leon Holloway, 52, currently of Onaga, is facing charges of rape, indecent...
More than 380 people in the Holton area — maybe more than that — took advantage of the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. “It wasn’t quite as much as I was hoping,” said Galer, who earlier voiced an expectation that more than 400 would take advantage of...
What should have been a weekend of celebration for a Sabetha family after their hometown’s high school football team won a state championship turned unbelievably tragic Saturday night when three members of the family died in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 75 in northern Jackson County. The...
Holton resident Keith Hoar is shown with his first novel, "Edge Of Madness," which has drawn comparison to the work of Tom Clancy. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
In writing his first novel, Holton resident Keith Hoar says he stuck to the time-honored rule of authorship: “Write what you know.” Hoar drew on his experiences in the U.S. Navy and as a designer and builder of computer software systems for several Fortune 100 companies to craft the political...
As new hay land rental agreements are being renewed for land at Banner Creek Reservoir, the Jackson County Commissioners and John Kennedy, Banner Creek Reservoir director, are looking into renegotiating all of the contracts. “We have some land that is $10 to $15 an acre and some as high as $30.50...

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