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Holton residents Ray (right) and Leesa Harshaw (center) recently received the Holton Yard of the Year honor from the City of Holton, represented here by Holton Parks and Recreation Director Mike Reichle. This marks the sixth year for the award, said Reichle, who noted that the city annually accepts...
For the past five years, the Holton City Commission has fought to keep its ad valorem tax levy at a level it deemed reasonable. Starting in 2012, the city approved annual budgets that included a mill levy that averaged about 54.3 mills, helped four out of those five years by increases in the city’s...
The Jackson County 4-H Fair parade – the largest parade in the county each year – is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Clubs, businesses, organizations, church groups, politicians and others are all invited to participate in the annual event.  Line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and...
A busy weekend at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Center to be dominated by horses in riding, racing and roping events will kick off 91st-annual Jackson County Fair, starting with a two-night rodeo beginning this Friday. The main week of the fair runs from Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29,...
Acting Holton City Manager Kerwin McKee will become the new full-time city manager on Aug. 1 after the Holton City Commission voted to offer him the job on Monday. McKee, a 20-year employee of the city, replaces recently-departed city manager Bret Bauer.
Holton’s search for a new city manager is over — and the Holton City Commission didn’t have to look too far to find one. During Monday’s city commission meeting, commissioners voted to offer the city manager’s position to Assistant City Manager Kerwin McKee, a 20-year employee of the City of Holton...
The Hoyt City Council is proposing a 10-mill increase in the city’s budget for 2017.  City council members are proposing a total of 51.936 mills for the next year, which is a 10.108-mill increase from the 41.828 mills used to fund last year’s budget.  According to city council members, the reason...
Francis Awerkamp St. Marys mayor and businessman Republican Francis Awerkamp, 35, is seeking election to the District 61st seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.  Awerkamp faces Republican Dan Brenner in the primary election, which has been set for Aug. 2. The district includes most of...
Holton native and businessman Dan Brenner, 59, is running for the District 61st seat of the Kansas House of Representatives.  Brenner, a Republican, with face Republican Francis Awerkamp of St. Marys in the Aug. 2 primary election. The winner of the primary will face Democrat Lauren Van Wagoner of...
A former KANZA Mental Health & Guidance Center clinical director has chronicled her own personal journey of caring for her husband as he battled mental illness in her new self-published book “Hope, Courage & Triumph.” Connie Bent of Hiawatha shares her memoir of the effect mental illness...
  The date of the Jackson County Relay For Life is being pushed back as new volunteers step forward to help organize the event, it has been reported. In June, Melissa Easterberg, community manager of development for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, put out a call for more local...

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