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David (right) and Evelyn Allen will be inducted into the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame this February. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
As young adults preparing to explore the world beyond Jackson County, David and Evelyn Allen found themselves looking ahead to careers in education. They would eventually return to Jackson County and become known, respectively, for their careers in banking and the law. “We’re certainly Jackson...
Donations of food and volunteer time are still needed to make the upcoming Community Christmas Dinner a success, according to dinner organizer Tammy Elliott. “I have had almost no one contact me to volunteer food or their time,” Elliott said Tuesday. “I still need people to bake about a dozen...
For nearly half a century, Dean Tuley of Holton has been associated with Denison State Bank, starting as an agricultural lender and working his way up the ladder to president before retiring from the bank in 2016. But for Tuley, who’s being inducted into the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of...
Two Christmas-themed comedies will be presented during the holiday season in Holton, one at Holton High School and the other at Holton Community Theatre, according to Shannon Wittmer, who is in charge of both plays. “I’m directing two plays at the same time, which is something I will probably not...
Holton’s getting into the Christmas spirit this Saturday, Dec. 4, with several holiday-themed activities, including two longtime Holton traditions, the Christmas Homes Tour and the 21st Christmas Parade of Lights. Longtime Holton residents and Holton High School alumni Phil and Beth McManigal will...
Longtime educators Cari (left) and Vern Andrews of Holton will be inducted into the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame for their work in the community — Vern with Charitable Vending and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Cari with the Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Vern and Cari Andrews of Holton are, first and foremost, educators — he at Jackson Heights High School, she at Holton Elementary School. But they’re also promoters of the community they call home, Vern through his work with the Charitable Vending program and its affiliation with the Dolly Parton...
The home of Trisha McAlexander (shown with Kamo the dog), located west of Holton, will be featured on this year’s Christmas Homes Tour. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Trisha McAlexander has always had a soft spot for older homes and their history, which is why she found herself moving into a 100-year old two-story farmhouse almost five years ago. “My mom (Maddy Sterrett) lives in the oldest house in town, and I’ve always loved old, old houses. I’ve had so much...
Julia Kabance 1910-2021
The oldest member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the oldest known living female American veteran of World War II has died, it has been reported. Julia Y. Kabance, a former resident of the Potawatomi reservation in Jackson County and a veteran of the Women’s Army Air Corps during WWII,...

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