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The Holton Community Theatre performed “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” this past weekend at the HHS auditorium. The musical centers around the rowdy Herdman children played by (shown from left) Shayne Dorris, Reece Purling, Madeline Heineken and Darby Ireland. Director Shannon Wittmer estimated...
This weekend’s Jackson County Fair Rodeo will be a homecoming for featured entertainer Brian Bausch, a native of rural Mayetta, who now travels the world performing his cowboy show.  Bausch is the son of Richard and Helen Bausch, who operate a cow-calf operation in the southern part of the county...
Apart from a decline in commercial traffic on Kansas Highway 16 west of Holton, overall traffic on Jackson County’s highways was on the increase in 2016, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Planning, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of...
Three new motor graders have been purchased for Jackson County’s road and bridge department, it has been reported. During Monday’s Jackson County Commission meeting, the commissioners approved the purchase of three new John Deere motor graders at a total cost of $658,000 from Murphy Tractor of...
The “after school’’ enrichment program for elementary students in grades K-5 will continue this year in Holton USD 336 Mondays through Thursdays, it has been determined. At its meeting here Monday evening, the school board approved the program with a $2 per day fee per child. For the last 4 ½ years...
Before the end of this year, a pair of Holton High School alumni are planning to open Cecil K’s Hometown Market in the former Ron’s IGA building. “I think people in general are ready for a small store experience, and we’re really excited to be filling that gap,” said Carly Whorton, a 2006 HHS...
Colby Harris, 11, of Mayetta, was found dead at his home shortly after noon Friday after an apparent explosion occurred there shortly before noon, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said.
  A Friday accident in­volving fireworks and other minor explosive devices at a rural Mayetta residence resulted in the death of an 11-year-old Mayetta boy, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said. Colby Harris was found dead at his home shortly after noon after an apparent explosion occurred there...
Sixteen-year-old Sophia Mellenbruch of the Lucky Stars 4-H Club quickly guided her horse around one of the barrels in the barrel-racing event held as part of Saturday’s Jackson County 4-H Fair horse show. Mellenbruch finished the barrel race in 19.827 seconds, which was good enough for a second-place finish. More Jackson County Fair events are coming up this week and next. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Saturday’s Jackson County Fair horse show was marked by a hot day — and in the coming days, the fair competition’s going to get even hotter. The 92nd-annual Jackson County Fair begins in earnest next Monday, when the county’s 4-H kids and others who participate in open classes put their animals,...
This spring, Dr. Ed Kester opened Kester Animal Clinic in Hoyt along Kansas Highway 214 in the former Hoyt Animal Practice building. Kester is a Hoyt native, and he specializes in small and large animals. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
  Lifelong Hoyt resident Dr. Ed Kester recently opened Kester Animal Clinic in Hoyt. Located just outside the city limits at 13826 S. K-214 Highway, the vet clinic was previously owned by Dr. Darrell Carder, who operated Hoyt Animal Practice.  “Dr. Carder didn’t use this clinic as much because he...
  Nikki Rinkes and Mandy Bontrager purchased Glenn Moore Meadows senior care home on July 1, it was reported. The two women, who also own The Pines of Holton, have renamed the rural Holton facility The Pines South and will continue to provide senior services at both locations. “Mandy and I were...

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