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Isaac Whiteman of Mayetta (far left) and his cousin, Casey Kennedy, helped promote the proposed spray park for Mayetta City Park during the Pioneer Day parade Saturday on Main Street. So far, $30,000 has been raised for the proposed project, which is 50 percent of the goal. For more information,...
Fall harvest is under way in much of Jackson County, and local agricultural experts are in agreement with a U.S. Department of Agriculture report that Kansas’ corn crops this year will be down from last year. The county may also not contribute to USDA’s prediction of a record soybean crop for the...
Jeff Stithem, 46, Hoyt, is seeking re-election to position five on the Royal Valley Board of Education. Stithem has held this position for four years and will face Nathan McAlister in the Nov. 7 general election. “I want to continue to support the administration and teachers to provide a quality...
Former Royal Valley teacher Nathan McAlister, 45, Hoyt, is running for position five on the Royal Valley School Board. Incumbent Jeff Stithem has also filed for re-election to the position. The election will be held Nov. 7. “Our family has made Royal Valley our home, and I have been fortunate to...
Prairie Lake may soon be buzzing with a new pair of beehives that the Lucky Stars 4-H club is trying to obtain for a club project, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday. Commissioners granted the Lucky Stars permission to place two beehives at Prairie Lake’s “pollinator area” at the south...
Wetmore High School has selected its king and queen candidates for homecoming. Candidates include (from left) Ethan Osterhaus, Jossie Shumaker, Beau Henninger, McKayla Henry, Alena Pfrang and Chanler Morfitt. Homecoming is scheduled for Oct. 6 during halftime of the Wetmore football game against...
Royal Valley has received a $25,000 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, in order to further science education at the elementary school. This is the fourth Monsanto grant the district has received in five years. The grant will be used to...
Jacob Schneider
  Jacob Schneider, a 2004 graduate of Holton High School, was in­volved in rescuing nearly 25 people and their pets as part of a two-man Coast Guard water rescue team working in Texas during Hurricane Harvey.  “All in all, the experience as a whole was probably one of the highlights of my career so...
  This is the fifth year the Coats for Kids event is being held in Jackson County as volunteers strive to make sure “no child goes cold this win­ter,” according to Sarah DeDonder, event organizer. DeDonder and other members of the Coats for Kids committee are expecting to serve more than 300...
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers (USACE) is conducting its second five-year review on the former Atlas missile site that be­came the Jackson Heights school district to check whether ground­water issues related to chemical storage at the site have been re­solved some 13 years after clean-up...

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