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The Jackson County Commissioners continue to research regulations regarding commercial solar projects in an effort to “do what’s best for the entire county,” according to Commissioner Keith Kelly. Commissioners Kelly, along with Commissioners Dan Brenner and Mark Pruett, addressed several members...
Lawmakers representing Jackson County in the Kansas Legislature will visit Holton next month to update constituents on what’s going on this year in the State Capitol, it has been reported. The Holton Recorder will host a “Legislative Forum” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the first-...
Supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are pushing back the estimated arrival of a new “first-out” fire engine for Holton’s fire department again, and this time, it’s requiring the Holton City Commission to request a time extension on the grant that’s being used to help cover the cost...
An after-school tutoring program for children of Guatemalan immigrants is available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Evangel Church as part of a ministry offered by Nueva Vida. Here, volunteer Billie McClure is shown at right assisting Petronila Roms with her homework. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
An after-school tutoring program at Evangel Church is serving children of immigrant families, and more volunteers are needed to assist the students. The tutoring program is an outreach of Nueva Vida, which is a ministry of Evangel Church that serves the Hispanic population in the county. The...
A postcard from the past has resurfaced at the Jackson County Register of Deeds Office – almost 64 years after it was mailed from Spain. The postcard is dated Feb. 25, 1959, and is addressed to Winifred M. Nelson, county superintendent, Holton, Kansas, U.S.A and was written by Marguerette Hill. The...
Taxes, medical marijuana and moral issues are likely to be hot topics during the 2023 session of the Kansas Legislature, according to the four lawmakers who represent Jackson County at the Kansas State Capitol. That’s four lawmakers this year, as opposed to three as in previous years, due to last...
Roger and Cindy Hower (shown above at left) have sold Kellerman Insurance of Holton to Kristy and Rob Wilson (shown above at right).
Kellerman Insurance of Holton is under new ownership, as longtime employees Kristy and Rob Wilson took over from previous owners Cindy and Roger Hower at the start of the new year. “So many business owners don’t have the opportunity to pass it on to the next employees or the next generation, and we...
The second semester at Royal Valley High School started with a bang last week as a demolition crew tore down the auxiliary building on the south side of the school to make way for a new two-story addition. The addition to the high school building will include new classrooms for band, art and...
Jackson County Clerk Kathy Mick
Jackson County Clerk Kathy Mick has announced that she will retire at the end of March after serving as clerk for 30 years. Mick was first elected to the position of county clerk in 1992 and took office in January 1993. She has worked in the county clerk’s office for a total of 44 years, starting...
Full-time City of Holton employees have been granted a six-percent pay raise for 2023, but members of the Holton City Commission voiced concern that allowing annual pay raises to keep up with the cost of living may pose problems for city officials in the future. During the city commission’s meeting...

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