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  The Holton Recorder is sponsoring a Mother’s Day Youth Essay Contest. The theme of the essay contest is “My Mother Is Amazing Because...” Essays are due Friday, April 29. The winning essay in each of the three age divisions will be published in the Wednesday, May 4, edition of the newspaper along...
On Tuesday, 25 years to the day after a tornado leveled Andover, a huge chunk of the Midwest — including Jackson County — was getting ready in case another major tornado should tear its way through the region that night. None did, however, although the storm system that covered most of Kansas did...
The Jackson County Commissioners continue to be concerned with a proposed “tax lid” bill as Kansas lawmakers return to work at Topeka on Wednesday. The commissioners and Jackson County Clerk Kathy Mick were able to express some fears associated with that proposed bill to 61st District...
David Yennerell (left) and Rudy Foster, working for LeGrand Construction of Kansas City, Mo., worked on Tuesday morning to replace some external lighting at the Holton Sonic Drive-In, where a week and a half of renovations inside and out were wrapping up on Tuesday. The restaurant — which features new ordering stations, as shown in the photo above — was expected to reopen Wednesday.
On Tuesday morning, Shannon Smith was overseeing a flurry of finishing touches on renovations at Holton’s Sonic Drive-In restaurant. “They’re confident they’ll have it done,” said Smith, regional director of operations for Sonic Drive-Ins in the Topeka and Kansas City area. Although Holton’s Sonic...
Royal Valley USD 337 received two $5,000 grants from CenturyLink recently. One of the $5,000 grants was awarded to the high school technology classroom. Pictured are (from left) Teri Griffiths (teacher), Susan Pfrang (director of curriculum and instruction), Travis Van Vleck (assistant high school principal), Jim Holloman (high school principal) and Steven Rumple (CenturyLink representative).
Meal prices at Royal Valley schools will increase slightly next school year in order for the district to be in compliance with federal regulations. During the USD 337 Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the board agreed to increase lunch prices 10 cents and breakfast prices 5 cents at all...
  At 73.839 mills, Jackson County had the 35th highest mill levy in the state in 2015 out of 105 counties, according to a demographic and taxation report recently released by the Kansas Association of Counties. The annual report breaks down and highlights population, population density, assessed...
  Once again, it’s time for Holton residents to clean out their houses, garages and sheds and bring un­wanted materials to the soccer fields at Countryside Park for the annual Holton City-Wide Spring Cleanup Day. The city’s annual cleanup day, set from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur­day, April 30 at...
The work of Holton High School senior Alexandria Bontrager will be featured in Washburn University's annual Apeiron, set for this Friday.
  It’s a rare occurrence for a high school student to participate in Washburn University’s annual Apeiron, an event that allows stu­dents to showcase research, schol­arship, creative activities and community engagement activities in a setting similar to a professional meeting. “High school students...
Luke Dieckmann of Holton spotted this giant morel mushroom just outside of Holton on Wednesday. The morel is more than eight inches long and three inches wide. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
  The hunt is on for Jackson County residents seeking morel mushrooms – the tasty treasures that are only spied a short season each year. Area residents have already found some success tracking down morels in wooded areas, creek banks, near trees and other secret spots in order to savor the...
After almost six years as Holton’s city manager, Bret Bauer will soon be moving on. The Holton City Commission voted to accept Bauer’s resignation as city manager near the close of Monday’s regular meeting, it was reported. Holton City Clerk Teresa Riley said that Bauer’s last day on the job in...

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