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Every three years since 2009, Holton High School has sent a group from its vocal music program to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. HHS vocal music director Randall Bond is aiming to take another group of Wildcat singers back to the celebrated concert hall in May of 2018, but first, he’ll...
A concert in support of area servicemen and women will be held Saturday evening at Banner Creek Reservoir featuring The Blake Camp Band.  The event is being sponsored by Banner Creek Reservoir and the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Based at Atchison, The Blake Camp Band will perform “...
By day, Evan Cundell is a seventh-grade student at Holton Middle School who enjoys playing football with his friends. On weekends, Cundell likes to climb into a “quarter midget” race car and hit the Topeka Kansas Quarter Midget Association track, where he’s racing his way to a points championship...
Royal Valley Middle School educational technology specialist Brenda Hainey is shown here with three quilts that she and sixth-grade students, along with some volunteer help, created for the Quilts of Valor program. The school is seeking names of local war veterans for a drawing, and the three quilts will be presented to the drawing’s winners at an upcoming Veterans Day assembly at RVMS. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  Earlier this year, Royal Valley Middle School educational tech­nology specialist Brenda Hainey and sixth-grade students sought help with the creation of three quilts for their Quilts of Valor pro­gram. Now, they’re seeking the pub­lic’s input on which war veterans should receive the quilts....
  Nominations for the 13th round of inductees into the Holton/Jack­son County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame are still being accepted this week, but time is running out to get those nomina­tions in, it was reported. “We haven’t had any new nomi­nation forms returned,” said Lori Banks, Chamber...
  Audiences will take a step back in time to the Wild West during the Holton Community Theatre’s production of “The Treasure Of Shiver River.” The melodrama was written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus and features a 12-member cast under the direction of Shannon Wittmer. “The script is really funny...
  The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for a Christmas Homes Tour this December. The tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and will include Hotel Josephine in Holton and homes owned by Sara Fox, Janet Carpenter, Andrea Johnson of Holton and...
  City of Mayetta water customers were under a boil water advisory for two days recently after the city’s water system reportedly lost pressure due to a scheduled valve repair Thursday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the boil water advisory for city customers at 11 a.m....
Isaac Whiteman of Mayetta (far left) and his cousin, Casey Kennedy, helped promote the proposed spray park for Mayetta City Park during the Pioneer Day parade Saturday on Main Street. So far, $30,000 has been raised for the proposed project, which is 50 percent of the goal. For more information,...
Fall harvest is under way in much of Jackson County, and local agricultural experts are in agreement with a U.S. Department of Agriculture report that Kansas’ corn crops this year will be down from last year. The county may also not contribute to USDA’s prediction of a record soybean crop for the...

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