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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, located at 210 U.S. Highway 75 in Holton, is one of several law enforcement agencies throughout the state that will be collecting unused leftover medications on Saturday, April 28, it has been reported. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to...
 Design plans for a new 30-foot by 18-foot concession stand were approved by the Royal Valley Board of Education Monday evening.  Bids will now be sought for the construction of the structure, but as Superintendent Aaric Davis explained during the meeting, if bids come in too high, there’s still...
With the end of another school year just around the corner, summer work and maintenance projects at all three of Jackson County’s school districts are being considered, apart from the “usual” jobs such as floor maintenance and general cleaning. Holton’s school board members have approved tuck...
A natural gas leak discovered Wednesday morning at Holton Elementary School has prompted an evacuation of the school, according to HES Principal Beth Smith. The leak, noted shortly after 9:30 a.m., prompted school officials to evacuate students to the district’s storage building across the street (...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Hoyt on Thursday morning. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure when the city's water tower was being refilled on Sunday. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss...
An updated contract for the purchase of electric power may provide the City of Holton with a minimal savings that likely won’t affect how much the city’s utility customers pay monthly for power — but there’s a possibility that the city may save some money on the power it purchases in the long run....
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...

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