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Jon Reed (shown above at right), chief operating officer of Fredonia-based Hometown Health Care, has opened the company’s seventh office on the south- west corner of Holton’s Town Square. Reed is shown with Hometown Health Care marketing specialists Maria Petersen (left) and Kristi Noonan.
In the past three years, four home health agencies in northeastern Kansas have closed their doors, depriving those who benefit from the services those agencies provided. That’s according to Jon Reed, chief operating officer of Fredonia-based Hometown Health Care, which has opened a new office on...
According to new data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, Jackson County’s population is down by 230 since the last census 10 years ago. The bureau also reported that 80 of Kansas’ 105 counties, including some of Jackson County’s neighbors, saw a decline in population since the last census...
Holton native Kurt Zibell is the new director of Banner Creek Reservoir. Zibell, who graduated from HHS in 2009, began working as the director at the start of the month. He replaces Lu Griffiths, who died earlier this year. Zibell graduated from Washburn University in 2013 with a degree in public...
The proposed county budget for next year includes a 1.12-mill decrease and raises for all full-time county employees. With an $4.5 million increase in county valuation, the decrease in the county mill levy will still generate an additional $181,252 in county taxes next year. The proposed mill rate...
A Friday night utility terrain vehicle rollover accident near Denison resulted in the death of a rural Holton man, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said. Aaron Jack Minde, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident — reportedly the second fatality accident of 2021 on Jackson County roads...
The Holton school board here Monday evening approved a list of operational guidelines for the new school term that states that face masks are not required to be worn in school buildings but are recommended in school buildings for anyone not vaccinated against COVID-19. All those traveling by...
As students across the country return to school amid increases in COVID-19 cases, many school districts are mandating that even if facial coverings are optional in the classroom, masks should be worn by all students riding buses to school. Members of the Jackson Heights USD 335 Board of Education...
Face masks will be optional for students and staff at Royal Valley schools this fall, but the policy is subject to change if the number of COVID-19 cases and students in quarantine begins to rise dramatically in the district.  “I don’t think we’re know what’s going to happen unless we try it,”...
Joel Hesed
Joel Hesed has resigned as principal of Royal Valley High School, and the position will be filled this school term by Noah Slay, director of curriculum and instruction, and other administrators, it has been reported. Members of the board of education accepted Hesed’s resignation during their...
Dear editor,  I am writing this with a heavy heart as our community is in yet another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of how our organization and coworkers have come together over the course of the last year and a half to keep each member of our community safe. Each member of our team...

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