Tess Austin, 7, couldn’t resist the fallen snow in front of the Jackson County Courthouse Thursday morning and decided to build a snowman. All three Jackson County school districts cancelled classes that day due to the snow.

County receives first snow of the season

Dreams of a white Christmas came true — a week ahead of schedule.

A pre-winter storm system moved through northeastern Kansas late Wednesday, Dec, 17, dumping up to six inches of snow on the Jackson County area, closing schools and canceling other activities for the day on Thursday. All three Jackson County schools were back in session on Friday, one day before students began a two-week Christmas holiday break.

Snowfall reports in southern Jackson County included six inches at Hoyt and five inches in Mayetta, while about four inches of snow was noted on Holton’s Town Square and in the northern parts of the county. Neither the Holton

Police Department nor the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported a great deal of activity due to the snow, it was noted.

The snow caused the cancellation of a Jackson Heights Middle School and High School Christmas concert scheduled for that evening. It also forced the postponement of a Holton High School wrestling meet with Sabetha High School; a make-up date for the meet has yet to be announced, school officials noted.

A white Christmas is not in the forecast for this Thursday, although there is a slight chance for some snow on Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported today.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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