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The Royal Valley Board of Education is considering the possibility of adding a community pre-school to the elementary school next year.  During the board’s meeting Monday evening, Superintendent Aaric Davis reported that applications are now being accepted by the state for districts to receive...
Reinstating the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) program at Jackson Heights High School could be somewhat costly to the district, but the Jackson Heights USD 335 Board of Education learned this week that there is some interest in bringing the program back. During the board's regular monthly...
The state budget, the need for a state auditor and conceal carry age limits were all discussed by local lawmakers Saturday during a Legislative forum in Holton. Sponsored by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, about 40 people attended the forum at the meeting room at the Jackson County...
Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory Mike Ford is seen here with the 20-inch telescope that will soon be replaced with a 24-inch telescope. The 20-inch scope has been in use at the science center and its predecessor, Elk Creek Observatory, for nearly 15 years. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
For nearly 15 years, a 20-inch reflector telescope served the scientific needs of Holton’s Elk Creek Observatory and its successor, the Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory. Last June, however, the telescope’s control box was “fried” by a bolt of lightning, rendering the tele scope “useless...
The trial of a Hoyt resident accused of sexual crimes involving a 3-year-old girl will go on as scheduled after a Jackson County District Court judge denied a defense motion to postpone the trial in order to review witness statements that had the potential to “turn the entire case on its head.”...
The 20th annual Wichita Women’s Fair Feb. 16-18 will bring the latest trends to Wichita’s Century II through chef demos, motivational speakers, fashion and hair shows, makeup workshops, health screenings, beauty products, a Doggy Fashion Show, karaoke contest, wine tasting and more than 300...
The Holton City Commission dealt with a handful of water and sewer-related items during its regular meeting on Monday, including discussion of how to handle the discharge of wastewater from the city’s sewer lagoons and the approval of an emergency water operations plan. Holton Water and Sewer...
A Mayetta woman charged with attempted second-degree murder in a November incident is currently free on bond, it has been reported. Nicole Leann Martinez, 31, was arrested Monday morning on a Jackson County District Court warrant on the charge of attempted second-degree murder, which also included...
Holton native and jazz trumpeter Jim Seeley was honored with a sixth Grammy award on Jan. 28 as part of his collaboration efforts with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, it was reported. Seeley performed on “Three Revolutions,” which won Best Instrumental Composition at the 60th annual awards ceremony...
Jackson County Deputy Sergeant Travis Spiker is shown above with Ike, a Belgian Malinois and a new member of the county’s K-9 unit.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has added a new dog to its K-9 unit, a Belgian Malinois named Ike.  At the end of 2017, Ike and Jackson County Deputy Sergeant Travis Spiker completed 11 weeks of intense training through the Kansas Highway Patrol’s K-9 program, according to Jackson County...

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