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  Area government and financial institutions will be closed on Monday, July 4, so that employees may observe the Fourth of July holiday with their families. The Holton Recorder office will also be closed on Monday. The Monday, July 4 edition of the newspaper will be printed this Friday, July 1, so...
Nearly five hours of searching for a 3-year-old girl and her dog reported missing on Monday morning in western Jackson County ended in success for the girl’s family, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. “It was kind of a terrifying situation when you have a child go missing like that, not...
John Kennedy, Banner Creek Reservoir director, is shown above with several paddleboards and kayaks now available to rent at the reservoir. The equipment comes in both adult and youth sizes. In addition, two paddleboats (shown in the background) are available to rent.
As summer temperatures climb, northeast Kansans can go to Banner Creek Reservoir to find relief from the heat and an opportunity to try a new water sport as kayaks, paddleboats and paddleboards are now being offered for rent by the hour at the lake. The aquatic equipment can be rented from 4 p.m....
Joe Hyatt (right) loaded up on fireworks Tuesday afternoon at the Stars and Stripes fireworks stand south of Holton, and Sierra Keehn (left) was ready to ring up Hyatt’s purchases to raise funds for Jackson Heights’ Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and the Soldier and Circleville Christian...
The new state finance plan for education is set to increase Royal Valley’s capital outlay fund by $42,731 and decrease its local option budget supplemental general fund by $63,173, board of education members learned Monday. The new bill, which was passed Friday, bumps up school finance by $38...
Another piece of the former Jackson County Fairgrounds could be sold and developed for retail use in the near future, the Holton Planning Commission noted at its regular monthly meeting on Monday. City planners recommended for approval a zoning change on property owned by the Jackson County Fair...
  The new 2016-2017 school year will continue as planned after state lawmakers passed a school finance bill to avoid a threat by the Kansas Supreme Court to shutdown public schools at the end of the month. The new education funding plan boosts aid to school districts by $38 million, it was reported...
The trial of a Mayetta resident charged with first-degree murder has been delayed after the defense attorney's motion to withdraw from the case was granted on Friday in Jackson County District Court. A five-day jury trial had been scheduled to begin on Monday, July 18 in district court for Wilson R...
  Starting today, June 27, the air in Holton and Jackson County will be filled with the sound of crackling, pop­ping, whistling and booming and the scent of gunpowder — all in the celebration of Independence Day. Today marks the official start of fireworks sales in the Holton and Jackson County...
Miriam Krehbiel (center), president and CEO of United Way of Greater Topeka, led the discussion during the first of three "community conversation" events to be held in Jackson County this month. The events are to determine additional ways United Way funding can be used to assist with long-term change in the community. Community members pictured during Thursday's event include (from left) Pam Holaday, Sheila and Mike Day and Kelly Sipes. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
  To help facilitate change and make a lasting impact on the Jackson County community, the United Way of Greater Topeka hosted the first of three “community conversation” events in Holton Thursday evening. A total of 14 people, including representatives from the United Way of Greater Topeka,...

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