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Wednesday, Aug. 26 *Holton Alateen, a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism, meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday in the library room (room 104) at Evangel United Methodist Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave. in Holton. *Wednesday night Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., at Whiting...
Which government entity is holding Holton Rural Fire Board #4 accountable? That’s the question Jackson County Commissioners have been trying to clear up since the fire district receives tax funding from both the county and the city of Holton. The county commissioners met with Kevin Ingels, Holton...
Holton Water and Wastewater Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft (left) watched as Monte McDaniel of Tonganoxie's Kansas Heavy Construction dug out a trench at the Holton Industrial Park so that Ashcraft and others from his department could remove an old waterline in preparation for KHC's work on rebuilding the roads in the industrial park. Justin Wensel, project manager for KHC, said it is likely that road work in the park will begin sometime next week.
Four lots remain up for grabs at the Holton Industrial Park north of the city, but finding buyers for those lots has been no easy task for the city despite a recently-created incentive policy that encourages new business and industry to come to Holton, bringing property and sales tax revenue and...
Twenty-nine military veterans from three different wars — including nine from Jackson County — will be participating in the upcoming sixth Jackson Heights Honor Flight, according to information provided by USD 335 Superintendent Adrianne Walsh. During the planned Sept. 17 trip, military veterans...
A new standards-based report card has been approved for Royal Valley Elementary School in order to help parents understand their child’s academic progress more clearly.  “The main difference is that it’s not going to show points; it will just show a grade scale using the new standards score,” RVES...
Recently, the board of directors at Beck-Bookman Library (at right) approved the purchase of a house at 410 Kansas Ave., directly behind the library, which Librarian Candee Jacobs said will be demolished in the near future for the future expansion of the library. The purchase price of the house, which was sold at a recent sheriff’s sale at the Jackson County Courthouse, was $98,356, it was reported. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  With the purchase of a house at 410 Kansas Ave. finalized earlier this month by the Beck-Bookman Library Board of Directors, the li­brary’s leaders are looking to get the house demolished before con­sidering any plans for the library’s expansion. And when it’s time to make those plans, Librarian...
  A total of 163 championship photos from the Jackson County 4-H Fair, held during the last week of July, are available to view and download for free on The Holton Recorder’s website, www.holtonrecorder.net Photos of 4-H members and their championship animals or exhibits can be viewed online in the...
  On Saturday, Aug. 29, rain or shine, the residents of Hoyt invite everyone in the area to come and share in a lit­tle community pride. The 29th annual Pride of Hoyt Days event will be held Saturday with most events taking place in Hoyt City Park, according to event organizer Melissa Hosier, who...
Jennifer Shaw (left) and Alecia O’Byrne are shown packing boxes of food at the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance New Hope Center Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of the First Christian Church in Holton. Shaw is stepping down as the director of the pantry at the end of the month, and O’Byrne will serve as her replacement. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
  One in seven Kansans reportedly struggle with hunger on a daily basis, but the volunteers at the Jackson County food pantry are making sure area residents don’t go hungry. On a monthly basis, the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance New Hope Center Food Pantry feeds more than 300 people who don’t...
  A 23-year-old St. Marys man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident Wednesday evening on 134th Road on the Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. that day, KHP reports that Artak Nicholas McCarthy was traveling westbound on 134th...

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