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It’s been a little more than 40 years since Gale Gakle joined the Holton Police Department as a dispatcher. Since then, Gakle has moved up the ranks in the department, serving the Holton community today as its chief of police. “I’ve loved working here,” he said. “I probably wouldn’t have done this...
Replacing the Holton Fire Department’s primary fire engine has been identified by Holton city officials as a priority in recent years, although the projected cost of a new fire engine has been the main obstacle for the city to overcome. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that...
A Holton man charged with second-degree murder in the September 2018 shooting death of his father will spend the next 10 years in prison, it was noted in Jackson County District Court. Derrick G. Bohnenkemper, 51, was sentenced on Friday to 155 months — one month short of 13 years — in prison by...
Students at Jackson Heights High School are looking forward to resuming a longstanding tradition — prom — this year after COVID-19 canceled the event last year, but it’s possible that this year’s prom may be held after school is out for the year, and not at the school. That’s what JHHS Principal...
Mayetta city voters will be asked in March to decide on whether the city will increase its sales tax by one-half percent to help cover the cost of extending a city sewer line to the new Dollar General store. A “special question election” will be held Tuesday, March 9 to decide whether an additional...
Olivia Rickel, a sophomore at RVHS, has organized a “blessing box” in front of Hoyt Baptist Church for community members who need groceries or essential items.
Royal Valley High School sophomore Olivia Rickel, 16, has organized a “blessing box” in front of Hoyt Baptist Church for community members who need groceries or essential items. “I’ve seen blessing boxes in other communities, and I thought it would be a good idea if we put one up here,” Rickel said...
Citing the need to keep up with what other school districts in northeast Kansas can offer students, Holton USD 336 Superintendent Bob Davies is proposing the district increase its local option budget (LOB) to keep Holton’s schools competitive without putting too much more of a burden on district...
   More than 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were administered to Jackson County community members here recently as part of a drive-through clinic coordinated by area health care agencies and other organizations, it has been reported. The vaccines were given to residents age 70 and above with...
Dan Brenner of Holton recently received the Jefferson Award for his public and community service.
Dan Brenner of Holton has received the Jefferson Award for his public and community service in northeast Kansas. Each month since March of 2019, several businesses in northeast Kansas have awarded an area resident with the Jefferson Award, which honors “ordinary people who do extraordinary things...
The Hoyt City Council has approved a citywide mask mandate that includes a $50 fine for those who violate the order, it has been reported.  The ordinance takes effect today (Wednesday) and will remain in effect until it’s repealed by the city council, it was reported. The Hoyt City Council took the...

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