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The five-year Kansas school funding bill passed by state legislators over the weekend contains an error that could be viewed as taking away almost $80 million from schools in the first year of the bill, it was reported. The Kansas State Department of Education said Senate Bill 423, passed by slim...
Rural Jackson County residents are reminded that they need to register or re-register their dogs with the county each April if those dogs are pit bulls or a hybrid of that breed. “It’s helpful for the county to know where they are at,” Jackson County Commissioner Rob Ladner said of the dog breed. “...
Following a lengthy discussion in executive session here Monday night, the Holton school board, by unanimous 7-0 vote, decided to seek a new principal for the Holton Elementary School. Current Principal Beth Smith, of the pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school, will serve out this school term...
More than $65,000 in technology purchases for the Jackson Heights school district’s 2018-19 school year were approved Monday evening by the USD 335 Board of Education, including a last-minute addition of a “touch screen TV” as a test replacement for “smart board” technology. During the board’s...
Ways to improve school security at the elementary school and high school at Royal Valley were discussed during the board of education’s meeting Monday night. Superintendent Aaric Davis reported that he has received one bid from a company in Manhattan so far to increase security at both the...
Tyler Warner of Holton (center) was recently named the Wildlife Biologist of the Year by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Warner serves region two, which includes Jackson County. Warner is shown accepting his award from Jake George (left), KDWPT wildlife division director, and...
The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will host a spring fashion show on Saturday at Your Place Or Mine, 501 E. Fifth St. in Holton, it has been announced. At noon, several vendors will be set up and available, showcasing a variety of products, including clothing, make-up, facial care items...
With the onset of spring comes the annual high school tradition of prom, and this Saturday, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley students will be stepping out to honor that tradition. The theme for this year’s Jackson Heights High School prom will be “City Of Lights,” a theme that prom sponsor Katie...
Olympic gold medalist bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz challenged Jackson Heights students on Friday to face their fears and set and surpass their goals as they go through life. “Winning doesn’t mean having the most points on the scoreboard,” Tomasevicz told grade school students Friday morning. “It’s...
Kansas Sampler Foundation executive director Marci Penner (left) autographed copies of "The Kansas Guidebook" following her Founders Day dinner presentation. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
For Marci Penner, eight is a magic number. Penner, who founded the Kansas Sampler Foundation in 1993 with her father, the late Mil Penner, told those present at this year’s Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society’s annual Founders Day dinner that each and every one of Kansas’ hundreds of...

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