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Members of the Beck-Bookman Library Board of Directors asked the Holton City Commission for extra funds to cover operations costs at the Holton library — funds that would come from a special city property tax levy — for fiscal year 2019. The commission responded by agreeing to meet the library...
The budget requests for fiscal year 2019 are in at Holton City Hall. On Monday, July 2, members of the Holton City Commission heard budget requests for the coming year from the city’s police, fire, street, parks and recreation and administrative departments, the five departments combined seeking...
A Royal Valley High School alumnus died in an early Sunday vehicle-pedestrian accident on Interstate Highway 70 about 13 miles southeast of Manhattan in Riley County, it has been reported. Matthew J. Bailey, 21, of Mayetta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 3...
Beth Amon (left) and Shirley Pool are opening Everything Home, a new home décor and furniture store this week on the south side of Holton's Town Square. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Lifelong friends Beth Amon and Shirley Pool are opening a new home décor and furniture store this week on the south side of the Holton Town Square. The business, Everything Home, will open Thursday at 107 W. Fourth St. The building was previously used by Ann’s Home Health. New decor items, such as...
Editor’s note: This is the 94th in a series of stories about past and present Jackson County residents who earned the Purple Heart Medal, which is awarded to military personnel wounded or killed in the line of duty. The names of those profiled in these stories are among those placed on a special...
During the 2018 Legislative session, Kansas lawmakers passed 118 bills, and of those, 87 have provisions that took effect on July 1. The laws span from school finance to taxation to adoption. A new wrongful conviction compensation statute (HB 2579) was also passed during the session. Individuals...
The Holton regional center of Highland Community College, located at the southern edge of town along the east side of U.S. Highway 75, will not be the site of any college courses this fall, it has been learned, fueling speculation that the site may be in the process of being sold. A spokesperson...
Just as July Jubilee was getting under way at Banner Creek Reservoir on Saturday, Mother Nature stepped in. Hard rain, hail and strong wind early Saturday evening at the reservoir cancelled most of July Jubilee activities and postponed the fireworks display until Sunday night. Activities began at 5...
Kansas children are in a strong position, as the state ranks 13th nationally in overall child well-being, but that progress could be at risk with an undercount of the state’s youngest children, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book released June 27 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Despite the...
The third Missouri resident charged with several thefts from different businesses in a four-state area, including the Holton Walmart, received prison time during a Friday morning hearing in Jackson County District Court. Raven A. Neece, 36, of Ferrelview, Mo., was one of three residents of the...

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