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The Jackson County Museum is opening a new exhibit this weekend honoring the teaching career of Robert “Bob” Brown, who served as Holton High School’s music teacher for almost a quarter of a century. “A Tribute to Bob Brown: The Music Man” will open Friday at the museum, 327 New York Ave., and will...
A retirement celebration was held at Holton Elementary School last Thursday afternoon for the four retiring  staff members shown above (from left) Nancy Lundin, Mary Porter, Sheila Day and Robin Fernkopf. The last day of classes for Holton students is Wednesday. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
When the school term comes to a close in Holton on Wednesday, four USD 336 staff members will be retiring after more than 100 years of combined service.  Pre-K special education teacher Mary Porter has taught in Holton for the Special Education Cooperative for 37 years.  Robin Fernkopf is retiring...
Some ongoing facility issues in USD 336 had the full attention of the Holton school board here Monday evening. The board approved a motion to purchase and install 92 new video security cameras  as part of a new digital watchdog surveillance system. A total of 35 of the new video security cameras...
It’s been 75 years since Edwina Pollock — known to friends and family as “Winnie” — graduated from Soldier Rural High School with the class of 1943. This past Saturday, at the school’s annual alumni banquet, Pollock was honored for not missing a banquet in the years since her graduation. “It’s kind...
In many cases, military veterans struggle to find good jobs and housing once their military service is complete. That’s a problem that Phil and Wendy Connor, as the leaders of the Veterans of Kansas firm based in Holton, would like to see eliminated. “We’re here to find quality jobs for quality...
The trial of a Hoyt resident charged with sexual crimes involving a 3-year-old girl ended sooner than attorneys said they expected with a pair of guilty verdicts on Tuesday afternoon in Jackson County District Court. Following an hour of deliberations, a jury found Theodore J. Purdy III, 26, guilty...
Four longtime staff members at Royal Valley are retiring at the end of the school with a combined 89 years of service in the district.  Jan Shenk is retiring as a first-grade teacher from RVES.  “I’ve taught for the RV district my entire teaching career of 35 years,” Shenk said. “I’ve taught second...
Heather Hundley will serve as the principal of Royal Valley Middle School next school year after the USD 337 Board of Education approved the contract during a special meeting Sunday. Prior to the RV graduation ceremony, members of the board of education held a special meeting to approve several...
Royal Valley Board of Education President Cindy Broxterman (right) presented a high school diploma to Chaley Lemmon on Sunday - one of 49 seniors from the Class of 2018 - as Superintendent Aaric Davis looked on. Also shown in the photo are RVHS Vice President John Martin in the background, who read the names of all the graduates, and senior Dawson Lyming (far left) who was next to receive his diploma. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Forty-nine Royal Valley High School seniors graduated on Sunday – Mother’s Day – at the high school gym. “We know without your soft encouragement or harsh tones, some of these seniors wouldn’t be here today,” RVHS Principal Jim Holloman said, addressing all the mothers in attendance. Members of the...
Jackson County’s Banner Creek Reservoir Department and the Holton Fitness Center are sponsoring a run in June in memory of three community members and longtime runners while also raising funds for a future community building at the reservoir. The Ron and Scott Strader and Tom Davies Memorial 5K run...

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