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A former volunteer firefighter charged with setting a series of grass fires in southwestern Jackson County earlier this year was given a 180-day jail sanction as a condition of probation on Friday in Jackson County District Court. In passing down the sentence on Jacob Grant, 27, of Mayetta,...
More than 70 area students submitted essays for The Holton Recorder’s 11th annual Mother’s Day essay contest. This year’s theme was “What My Mom Means To Me.” Students at Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley schools submitted essays.  Quinn Kennedy, 17, a junior at Holton High School, took...
Holton’s municipal swimming pool in Rafters Park is entering its ninth decade of keeping area kids of all ages cool during the hot summer months, and the Holton City Commission is interested in adding attractions to the pool to maintain public interest in the historic structure. During the...
This weekend and next, high school seniors in the Jackson County area will collect their diplomas and switch the tassels on their mortarboards to the tune of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1” at commencement ceremonies, while graduates from years past prepare to celebrate their class...
The Aug. 7 primary election ballot will not include a question asking Jackson County voters whether to renew the county’s current .4 percent retailers’ sales tax. A state bill that would have given Jackson County the authority to place the sales tax question on the local ballot failed to pass the...
Paul Davis, 46, a Lawrence Democrat, was in Holton recently campaigning for Congress. Davis announced his entrance into the race for the 2nd District congressional seat last August. Davis spent time at Holton Community Hospital and Medicalodges. The 2nd District seat is currently held by Lynn...
The recent award of $10,000 in grant funds for further construction on the concrete fitness path at Countryside Park has put a Holton Middle School group within $20,000 of its fund-raising goal for the path, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday. The Holton KAYS Action Team (H-KAT), an...
A “Paint The Park” one-mile fun run and walk was held last Sunday morning at the new fitness trail at Countryside Park in Holton. Runners Chris (left) and Lindsey Heineken are shown above during the race where colored cornstarch was thrown at participants as they ran. Proceeds from the event will...
Many aspects of the annual Jackson County Fair — including animals, foods, arts and crafts and other projects from the county’s 4-H youth — will be on display this July at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex. But there is one regular feature of the fair that won’t be present at this year’s event...
Topeka native Steve Watkins, 41, is a graduate of West Point Military Academy, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Afghanistan, a candidate for Congress and one of a handful of Kansans who has climbed Mount Everest. Watkins — whose father, Steve Watkins Sr., grew up in Holton — has also...

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