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Royal Valley’s Christopher “Buddy” Lundin-Burger (right) and Holton’s Cooper Sheldon (left) were named first and second place, respectively, in this year’s Jackson County Spelling Bee.	(Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Christopher “Buddy” Lundin-Burger, a sixth-grader at Royal Valley Middle School, won the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday after correctly spelling the word “hoarsely.” Cooper Sheldon, who won the bee last year, was named runner-up. Both Lundin-Burger and Sheldon will compete at the regional...
From left, Holton High School students Alexis Twombly, Sarah Bond, Athena Baldwin and Gladys Heitzmann rehearse a scene from “Delval Divas,” a comedy to be presented on the HHS stage at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Holton High School drama department will stage the comedy “Delval Divas” with an all-female cast this coming Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10-11. Written by Barbara Pease Weber, the play centers on four well-educated, professional women who live at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional facility...
A major expansion for the Prairie Band Casino & Resort was recently approved by Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal members, it has been announced.   The expansion and upgrade, which was approved on Jan. 20, is set to span a 2.5-year period.   The plan includes a new 80-room hotel tower with...
After a Topeka resident charged with attempted first-degree murder and other charges stemming from an October incident in Holton pleaded no contest to a reduced charge, a new charge was filed against him in Jackson County District Court that may result in probation rather than a prison sentence, it...
Jeff "Tigger" Erhardt, radio and rodeo host, entertainer, motivational speaker and recent transplant to the Holton area, addressed the recent Jackson County Livestock Association annual meeting. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
When it comes to raising top-quality livestock, who’s the boss ― the producer or the consumer? According to Jeff “Tigger” Erhardt ― a radio and rodeo host, entertainer, motivational speaker and recent transplant to the Holton area ― it’s the latter. “Consumers will, forever going forward, dictate...
A fifth-grade student at Holton Elementary School was honored recently for sending legendary Kansas aviatrix Amelia Earhart into space, it was reported. Victoria Breen, daughter of Ron and Sherri Breen, wrote a fictional play, “Amelia Earhart Goes To Space,” which she entered in an elementary...
February is National Heart Month and it is a perfect time to focus on heart health. Despite the fact that we are bombarded by data and statistics every day, there are a few numbers from the American Heart Association that we all need to know: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death...
Wendell Castle, a 1951 graduate of Holton High School who went on to become recognized as “the father of the art furniture movement,” died recently at his home in upstate New York, it has been reported. He was 85. Castle, who was trained as an industrial designer and sculptor, was a teacher and...
Jeff Colyer, 57, was sworn in as the 47th governor of Kansas Wednesday afternoon after Gov. Sam Brownback’s resignation to serve as a United States ambassador for religious freedom.  On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Brownback’...
The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual update on current happenings in the Kansas Legislature with comments from area legislators at the annual Chamber Legislative Forum, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in the commission chamber on the first floor of the Jackson County...

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