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For Holton USD 336 Superintendent Bob Davies, figuring out what to do with the former Central Elementary School plays into the district’s vision for the future. On one hand, Davies said it’s been suggested that the old school building could be either sold or used by the district to alleviate issues...
From left to right, Michelle McClintock, Eric Bjelland, David Allen and Gary McKnight got together at Holton Family Health Clinic on Wednesday for a monthly jam session that McKnight said is “good therapy.” The quartet has been playing together for about a year, he said, mainly at the clinic. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
On Wednesday afternoon, the strains of Pure Prairie League’s 1970s hit “Amie” could be heard filling the halls of the Holton Family Health Clinic. But in this particular case, the music was coming from four familiar faces at the clinic — Dr. David Allen, Eric Bjelland, Michelle McClintock and...
The construction of rental cabins at Banner Creek Reservoir continues to be a topic of discussion at Jackson County Commission meetings, along with the construction of a community building on the north side of the reservoir. During a recent commission meeting, John Kennedy, Banner Creek Reservoir...
Two people were found dead in the remains of a Netawaka house that burned Friday morning, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. The cause of the fire, which totally destroyed the house at 421 White Way in Netawaka, is currently under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and...
Republican Rob Ladner is seeking re-election to the first district seat on the Jackson County Commission, according to the Jackson County Clerk’s Office. The deadline to file for the election is noon on Friday, June 1, at the Jackson County Clerk’s Office on the second floor of the Jackson County...
The Holton school board Monday evening approved the purchase of 10 computer tablets and the necessary related software to track the 10 routes of school buses and the students onboard traveling to and from school at a cost of $31,308 for a three-year contract. The Verizon-based tracking system idea...
The Royal Valley Board of Education is considering the possibility of adding a community pre-school to the elementary school next year.  During the board’s meeting Monday evening, Superintendent Aaric Davis reported that applications are now being accepted by the state for districts to receive...
Reinstating the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) program at Jackson Heights High School could be somewhat costly to the district, but the Jackson Heights USD 335 Board of Education learned this week that there is some interest in bringing the program back. During the board's regular monthly...
The state budget, the need for a state auditor and conceal carry age limits were all discussed by local lawmakers Saturday during a Legislative forum in Holton. Sponsored by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, about 40 people attended the forum at the meeting room at the Jackson County...
Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory Mike Ford is seen here with the 20-inch telescope that will soon be replaced with a 24-inch telescope. The 20-inch scope has been in use at the science center and its predecessor, Elk Creek Observatory, for nearly 15 years. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
For nearly 15 years, a 20-inch reflector telescope served the scientific needs of Holton’s Elk Creek Observatory and its successor, the Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory. Last June, however, the telescope’s control box was “fried” by a bolt of lightning, rendering the tele scope “useless...

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