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The Jackson County Commissioners have signed an architectural and structural engineering contract with Falk Architects of Topeka as they have decided to move forward with the construction of an observation tower at Banner Creek Reservoir. On Monday, the commissioners signed a $1,500 contract with...
Trent Rash (left) of Circleville checked with Gina Clement (right) of the Kansas State Treasurer's Office to see if he had any unclaimed property held by the state's Unclaimed Property program on Tuesday at the Jackson County Courthouse. Looking on is Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who...
Upgrading firefighting equipment for Holton’s firefighters was a topic of discussion on Monday for members of the Holton City Commission, who authorized the city’s fire department to contribute to the purchase of equipment that will properly fill air tanks used with firefighters’ SCBA (self-...
A Veterans Day parade is being planned for Friday, Nov. 10, around the Holton Town Square, it has been announced.  The parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. around the Square. Line-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade north on New York Avenue north of Casey’s. Participants are asked...
The names of eight past and present Jackson County residents who represent inspiring leadership, business excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, community impact and influential volunteer work will be added to the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame in February, Chamber officials...
Jody Holthaus (left), Meadowlark Extension District agent, was recently honored by the Kansas State Grange as its Distinguished Service to Agriculture Honoree for 2017. Holthaus is shown with Roger Bostwick, president of the Kansas State Grange.
Jody Holthaus of rural Jackson County was recently honored by the Kansas State Grange as its Distinguished Service to Agriculture Honoree for 2017, it has been announced. When accepting the award, Holthaus said, “I never thought my age or gender would get me anywhere.” Holthaus has truly helped...
Saturday's Chili Cook-Off was an eventful one for the Fox family. Therron Fox (left) and Becky Campbell offered a chili recipe that judges termed the best overall chili and the best youth category chili.
Rainy weather on Saturday couldn’t keep people away from Holton’s Town Square, where arts and crafts vendors and chili cooks at this year’s Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest still managed to draw a crowd under the day’s heavy clouds, it was reported. “We just want to thank...
Enrollment numbers (for grades pre-K through 12) are up at Jackson Heights and Holton school districts for the 2017-18 school year while Royal Valley experienced a small decrease in students. The official headcount date to determine state aid was Sept. 20.  Each district will see a jump in full-...
A special “Ghouls Night Out” event is being planned for Thursday, Oct. 19, around the Holton Square. Nine businesses on the Square will be offering product specials and other goodies during the event, which is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “People are encouraged to dress up, but it’s not a requirement...
Justin Jordan (left), a junior at Rossville High School, and his grandfather, Cecil Spetter of Mayetta, recently reroofed and restored the gazebo in downtown Mayetta. The restorations were completed as an Eagle Scout project for Justin, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 7. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
An area Boy Scout and his grandfather have reroofed and updated the gazebo next to city hall in Mayetta. Justin Jordan, 16, a junior at Rossville High School, has spent the past few week working alongside his grandfather, Cecil Spetter of Mayetta, to repair the city gazebo as a project to earn...

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