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Dee Guillory, national VFW president.
  Holton VFW Auxiliary 1376 will host National VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) President Dee Guillory for a special dinner during her two-day visit to Kansas, it has been reported. The dinner will be held at 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the VFW Memorial Post, 926 W. Sixth St. in Holton. All...
  A plea deal has been reached in the final two Jackson County Dis­trict Court cases involving a Holton resident facing multiple sex-related charges, those cases involving at­tempted rape and possession of child pornography. On Friday, Jacob Ewing, 22, en­tered a “guilty by Alford” plea to a charge...
  The Jackson County Commissioners have approved the county’s 2018 budget and allocated $7,000 in alcohol prevention funds to purchase a new police dog for the sheriff’s office. A budget hearing was held during a recent commission meeting to discuss and approve the 2018 budget. No one from the...
  Sonja Willms of Hoyt is no longer seeking election to position six on the Royal Valley Board of Education. “Due to serious complications from my double transplant, just three years ago, I will be ending my run for the board,” Willms said. “It’s not the best time for me. It’s unfortunate.” Willms...
Ann Kelly
Ann Kelly, 51, of Hoyt is seeking re-election to position six on the Royal Valley USD 336 school board during the Nov. 7 general election. Kelly was elected to the board in 2013 and is completing her first four-year term. Sonja Willms has also filed for the position but is withdrawing from the race...
  After pleading no contest on a burglary charge in July, a former Holton resident who had been on the “Jackson County Most Wanted” list for a Whiting burglary in August of 2016 was granted the opportunity to withdraw the plea and take her case to trial, it was noted on Friday in Jackson County...
The Jackson County Commissioners are interested in “throwing the county’s hat in the ring” as Tyson Foods searches for a new location to build a $320 million plant in the state, according to Commission Chairman Rob Ladner. “We’re interested,” Ladner said. “It would be a shot in the arm for our...
Tate Beller (right), a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, talked with first-grade students at Jackson Heights about airplanes and what it takes to get them and keep them up in the air during a Friday visit from UNO's Aviation Institute. Beller, who told kids he has been flying since...
At about 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2015, 70-year-old Joan Rebar, a resident of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Jackson County, left the Meriden VFW to go home after spending the evening there with friends. Two years have passed, and there is still no sign of Rebar. But the investigation...
Allen G. Arnold, 73, of Holton is seeking re-election to position four on the Holton USD 336 school board. Arnold is currently serving his second four-year term on the board.  Michelle Evans has also filed for the position but is moving to a different part of town and is no longer eligible for the...

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