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  For the second year in a row af­ter a perceived population boost in 2014, Jackson County saw its population declining, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county’s estimated popula­tion on July 1, 2016 was 13,291, a drop of 37 from the July 1, 2015 estimate of...
  Summer chip-and-seal projects on 15 miles of county roads have been approved by the Jackson County Commission. Eric Fritz and Earl Bahret, road and bridge department co-supervisors, recently outlined the proposed projects, which include overlaying existing chip-and-seal roads. Like last year, no...
  A new service club aimed at helping youth in the community may be formed in Holton. State Kiwanis officers are hosting an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Beck-Bookman Library to see if there is interest in starting a Kiwanis Club here. “Kiwanis is a club that is focused on serving...
Derogatory comments made by two Holton police officers and a City of Holton dispatcher last July about a Holton woman and her family — as recorded by one of the officers’ body cameras — have prompted members of the family and their supporters to ask for action from the Holton City Commission....
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers investigated the scene of a single-vehicle fatality accident on Tuesday morning about three miles north of Holton. The accident claimed the life of Topeka resident Anthony Bostick, who was ejected from the vehicle when it crossed the centerline, left the roadway and rolled, ending up in a pasture just north of 262nd Road on U.S. Highway 75.
A Topeka man became the second person to die in a traffic accident in Jackson County in 2017 in a rollover accident that occurred early Tuesday on U.S. Highway 75 about three miles north of Holton. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified 26-year-old Anthony J. Bostick of Topeka as the victim in the...
Pharmacists Joe Gilliland and Johnny Schlodder, both of Holton, have recently purchased Onaga Pharmacy from Pat and Marilyn McCourt. The men also own The West Pharm in Westmoreland, as well as Tallgrass Pharmacy in Topeka with Lesley Harris. Gilliland also owns Medical Pharmacy in Holton.  After 40...
As of Monday, the Jackson County road and bridge department office has moved to the new county shop north of Holton. The office, which is staffed by two administrators and the department co-supervisors, was previously located in the northeast corner in room 106 on the first floor of the Jackson...
Holton Water and Sewer Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft on Monday evening mapped out the area around Holton's Town Square that will be affected when work to replace faulty water valves in the area of Fifth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue is being done.
Three in-ground water main valves at the intersection of Fifth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — all near Holton City Hall — will need to be replaced before Holton’s street department begins brick restoration work on Fifth east of Pennsylvania, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday. As a...
  The number of week-long trials a Holton man is facing was cut from six to four on Wednesday, March 15 in Jackson County District Court. District Court Judge Norbert Marek partially granted a second request from special prosecutor Jacqie Spradling to consolidate all six trials against Jacob Ewing...
  Have you ever gone through a bad breakup? Members of the Holton Community Theatre can guarantee it wasn’t as bad as the breakups portrayed in “The 9 Worst Breakups Of All Time,” a comedy the cast will stage April 1 and 2. Written by Ian McWethy, director Shannon Wittmer said the play portrays...

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