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Holton superintendent candidate Juanita Erickson of Topeka (left) is shown chatting with Beth Smith, Holton Elementary School principal, yesterday afternoon as part of Erickson's interview and tour of the district. Additional candidate interviews are scheduled for this week.
By David Powls On Tuesday evening, a special meeting of the USD 336 school board was held, starting at 6 p.m., to interview Juanita Erickson for the Holton superintendent position. During the meeting, the board met in executive session with Erickson four different times for a total of 84 minutes....
Employees at the Meadowlark Extension District office in Holton include (from left) Nancy Nelson (family and child development agent), Cara Robinson (4-H program manager), Jody Holthaus (livestock and natural resources agent)  and Chasity Rickel (district office professional).
The Meadowlark Extension District recently noted its 10th year, and David Key, Meadowlark Extension District agent and director, said that the partnership created between Jackson, Jefferson and Nemaha counties in 2006 has proven to be a valuable and efficient way to serve northeast Kansans. “The...
Editor’s note: This is the 41st in a series of stories about past and present Jackson County residents who earned the Purple Heart Medal, which is awarded to military personnel wounded or killed in the line of duty. The names of those profiled in these stories will be among those placed on a...
Anne Valburg (right), a medical student at The University of Kansas, is shown with Dr. Joel Hutchins at Holton Community Hospital. Valburg graduated from Holton HIgh School in 2000 and is completing a medical rotation at the hospital and clinic.
Anne Valburg, a 2000 graduate of Holton High School, is completing an eight-week rural family medicine rotation with Holton Family Hospital and Family Practice Associates. Valburg is in her last week of working alongside Dr. Joel Hutchins, Dr. Malia Warner and Dr. Clint Colberg at the clinic. She...
Despite mental health concerns raised over the alleged victim in one of six sex-related criminal cases against a Holton man, Jackson County District Court Judge Norbert Marek said Tuesday he would not order the alleged victim to undergo a mental health evaluation prior to trial. The first of six...
  Five years have passed since the formation of a non-profit group dedicated to making Soldier a stronger community, but its core members remain committed to its flagship project, the restoration of the old Soldier Rural High School gym. “We thought, here’s this old building that could be used as a...
  Jackson Heights will host this year’s Jackson County Spelling Bee at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, where 12 area students will compete for the county title. Students who have qualified for this year’s county bee are: Jackson Heights USD 335: Dawson Cochren (fifth grade), Mallori Mulroy (sixth...
  The annual meeting of the Jackson County Conservation District will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Holton, 307 Montana Ave., it has been announced. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the business meeting, entertainment and award presentations will follow at...
  Whether a Jackson County man accused of sexual crimes in­volving a child will get new legal repre­sentation in Jackson County Dis­trict Court has been “taken under advisement,” District Court Judge Norbert Marek said Thursday. Marek also ordered a second mental health evaluation for Alva B....
Eighty years ago, a young doctor from Powhattan opened a medical practice in Holton, and he was joined three months later by his younger brother, also a doctor. The next year, they grew their practice into a hospital. “They wanted a hospital,” the late Dr. Ross Moser once said of the ambition of...

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