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A Topeka resident charged with the December 2013 rape and attempted murder of a Holton woman will likely be tried in Jackson County District Court this spring. During a hearing on Wednesday, District Court Judge Micheal Ireland denied a motion for a change of venue in the trial of Filip Chase...
The Holton Square will be ‘jumpin’ this Saturday with a performance by blues and jazz musician Kelley Hunt. Hunt’s performance at Complete Chiropractic Care Event Center is part of the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming “Second Saturday” promotion, set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in...
A case of “road rage” appears to be the motive behind an incident on New Year’s Eve that involved a man shooting a firearm from a moving vehicle at motorists in southern Jackson County, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report early...
The proprietors of a Christmas light display near Larkinburg have expressed their disappointment that someone would “shoot up” the display that has been providing area residents with holiday joy for more than a decade. But they’re also expressing their resilience in repairing the damage and vowing...
Three new state laws took effect Jan. 1, 2015 - one phases out the state’s mortgage registration fee, another removes a special vehicle category for electric vehicles and the third standardizes business filings.  HB 2643 The state’s mortgage registration fee is being phased out in the next five...
A bond issue was approved for a new Holton elementary school, the recall of Denison’s mayor, primary elections, pit bulls and “Second Saturdays” were just a few of the topics talked about in the middle third of 2014, according to Holton Recorder headlines. Here’s the second of three articles...
Once again, the Community Christmas Dinner was a huge success, with more than 400 dinners served, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. Approximately 401 people were served at Thursday’s dinner, which was in its second year at the Evangel United Methodist Family Life Center after being held...
The Kevin and Lisa Smith family of rural Mayetta enjoys training their dogs for search-and-rescue missions in the Jackson County area. From left to right are Kevin, MaRyka, Otis (bloodhound), Karsen, Laudie (border collie), Lisa and Mister (white German shepherd).
Lisa Smith of rural Mayetta and her family know that a dog is more than just “man’s best friend” — at times, a dog can also save a man’s life just by finding him. Proof of this lies in the fact that three of the Smith family’s dogs — Mister, a white German shepherd, Otis, a bloodhound, and Laudie,...
The Jackson County Commissioners have adopted a resolution to raise the county’s bed tax rate from three to five percent. Earlier this fall, members of the Jackson County Tourism Council, which directly benefits from the tax collected, asked the commissioners to consider increasing the rate. Since...
A few food items — mainly fruit and vegetable salads — are still needed in order to make the annual Community Christmas Dinner this Thursday a success, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. “What I need are the salads. I’ve only got about six salads,” said Galer, who estimated that another 20...

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