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Jackson Heights athletic director Lyle Alley (left) held onto a weather balloon about to be launched while support staffer Huck Keithline (right) filled the balloon with hydrogen Tuesday morning while fifth-graders from Holton and Jackson Heights looked on in anticipation of the launch. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Fifth-grade students in the Holton and Jackson Heights school districts watched a latex weather balloon lift off on Tuesday morning from the track at the Jackson Heights High School football sta­dium. About two hours later, a chase team from Jackson Heights, led by district technology director Vern...
Law enforcement officers are shown in the photo above investigating the Friday afternoon traffic accident on U.S. Highway 75 north of Holton that resulted in the death of Jackson Heights High School sophomore Afton Burdick. The car-semi accident also caused the Volvo semitrailer to overturn in the ditch, injuring its driver, and resulted in the closing of a four-mile section of U.S. 75 for 10 hours.
A two-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon at the Jackson Heights school entrance on U.S. Highway 75 claimed the life of a Jackson Heights High School student from Circleville. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Afton A. Burdick, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at...
A new Dollar General store, located just off U.S. Highway 75 in Hoyt, is open to the public. The store offers a variety of products and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Dollar General, located just off of U.S. Highway 75 in Hoyt, is open and a grand opening has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. The new store at 13746 S. Kansas Highway 214 opened last week, and Crystal Ghassemi, spokeswoman for Dollar General, said the store offers a variety of products.  “...
Jackson County recycling employees are helping downtown Holton business owners cut down on waste by picking up recyclable materials from their offices on a weekly basis.  “We want to bring recycling to the forefront of people’s minds and the fact that we’re here to help them reduce trash,” said...
Cheyennee Hewitt (left) and her grandmother, Sandy Bottom, spent Tuesday morning getting floral arrangements ready for Valentine's Day at Lee's Flowers in Holton, where Hewitt's mother and Bottom's daughter, Tracee Hewitt, also works. Candy Baker McManigal, owner of Lee's Flowers, said the first...
The Holton school board Monday night approved the Holton Elementary Community Pre-School Handbook and learned about possible new cuts to state aid for public schools. HES principal Beth Smith presented updated copies of the preposed new handbook to board members for their approval. The handbook...
Jackson Heights High School students who take vocational-technical classes through Washburn Tech will start receiving core credit, rather than elective credit, for taking those classes, the USD 335 Board of Education decided on Monday. The board approved a proposal from Joel Hesed, JHHS director of...
This June, another 50 war veterans from Jackson County will receive “Quilts of Valor,” it has been reported. Nominations of veterans are being sought for the third-annual Quilts of Valor Event for Jackson County veterans, which is planned for Saturday, June 24, at First United Methodist Church in...
Presidents Day, a national holiday, will be observed Monday, Feb. 20. Local banks, post offices and government buildings will be closed. The Holton Recorder will be open Monday and will proceed with its regular deadline and printing schedule. Home delivery of the newspaper, however, may be delayed...
Brian Roush (shown above) has purchased Kirk’s Towing and has renamed it Roush & Son’s Towing and Recovery. The business offers a variety of hauling and breakdown services.
Kirk’s Towing of Holton has switched hands and is now Roush & Son’s Towing and Recovery. The business, which is located at 701 Ohio St., is owned and operated by Brian Roush. The business offers assistance for lockouts, jump starts, break downs, rollback service and local and long-distance...

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