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Local and regional artists, along with area musicians, will gather in downtown Holton next Friday, April 27, for the annual Jackson County Art Walk. “Art Blooms In April” is the theme for this year’s art walk, which is organized by members of the Jackson County Arts group. The event will be held...
When an oversized tractor-trailer came through Holton on Thursday afternoon, April 12, bearing a 256-ton power transformer and taking a convoluted path from west of Leavenworth to the Iatan power station in Platte County, Mo., northwest of Kansas City, it drew a lot of interest from people in town...
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, a woman known for her plainspoken manner and her championing of literacy, died Tuesday at the age of 92, it was reported. Bush was the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who reportedly was at his wife’s side when she died, and the mother of former U.S....
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...

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