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Frances (left) and Donald Tutt
  The late Frances Tutt, who was one of the founders of the Heart of Jackson Humane Society, is being remembered for her love of animals and her generosity. Frances, who died in 2015 at the age of 91, and her husband, Don, who died in 2011, lived on a farm near Denison for 30 years. The couple also...
  Thousands of Painted Lady Butterflies have been spotted in northeast Kansas recently, and although they can be easily mistaken for Monarchs, this species is unique on its own. The Painted Lady Butterflies are migratory, traveling from the southern United States and Mexico to the northern U.S. and...
  This year’s Pride of Hoyt Days celebration — the 31st-annual event at Hoyt City Park — will of­fer visitors to the park on Saturday and Sunday a wide variety of new activities along with some of the festival’s favorites, according to event organizer Nancy Bailey. Along with the parade, the arts...
Hoyt Rural Fire District representatives Nathan Troxel, Monica Tinoco and Randy Smith, shown above left to right, helped local kids climb into one of their firetrucks at last Thursday morning’s Sheriff’s Day Camp. The camp activities attracted a record number of kids.
A record number 280 kids attended the 16th annual Jackson County Sheriff’s Day Camp last week at Banner Creek Reservoir, it was reported.  “The Sheriff’s Day Camp has been successful in building strong relationships between the law enforcement community and the youths of our county,” according to...
On Monday, Jackson County and northeast Kansas will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. Around 1 p.m. here, the sun will be totally obscured by the moon.
In less than a week, people in northeast Kansas — including northern Jackson County — will have access to what, for many, will be a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse. Northeastern Kansas is gearing up for Monday’s event, the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly 100 years....
The number of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classes at Holton Elementary School was estimated at 578 here Monday evening at the school board meeting. But that was before the board approved a motion to add another section of pre-school, if an additional pre-school teacher...
Carrie Kahle (left) is shown leading a recent Kindermusik class at Beck-Bookman Library in Holton. Also shown is parent Jennifer Reiser (right). Starting Monday, Kahle will be teaching Kindermusik classes every Monday and Tuesday at First Christian Church of Holton.
With a focus on music and movement, Carrie (Dannenberg) Kahle is offering Kindermusik classes for local children and their parents. “It has helped my daughter tremendously. She had a speech delay, and Kindermusik has helped her a lot,” Kahle said. “We use sign language in the classes which promotes...
Preliminary enrollment numbers are down at Royal Valley USD 337 as the district begins the 2017-18 school year today. The district has seen a steady decline in enrollment throughout the past several years.  During the board of education’s meeting Monday evening, Superintendent Aaric Davis provided...
Jackson Heights school officials have scheduled a full slate of activities for students this coming Monday to accompany viewing the total solar eclipse that will occur that day. But as District Superintendent and Elementary Principal Adrianne Walsh noted during the Jackson Heights USD 335 Board of...
Dustin Gunter
  Despite a tragic accident that left him permanently disabled at a young age, Hoyt resident Dustin Gunter, now 20, is finding success on the track at state and national competitions. In July, Gunter received six first-place finishes at the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals competition in...

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