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During her years at Holton High School, Doris Hill Winters made it a point to stay active. Winters served as vice president of the HHS Student Council, was a cheerleader, a member of the massed chorus, the girls’ glee club and the orchestra, and she sold advertising for the school newspaper, The...
Local resident Barbara Deghand  (right), mother of fallen soldier Master Sgt. Bernard "Bernie" Deghand, stood in front of the memorial honoring Bernie and other soldiers Monday before placing flowers on the memorial during a special Memorial Day service here in Holton. The fallen soldier memorial is located on the southeast corner of the Jackson County Courtyard.
Master Sgt. Bernard Lee “Bernie” Deghand of Mayetta, who was killed in action in 2006 while serving with the Kansas National Guard in support of the War on Terror in Afghanistan, will be posthumously honored in September by his fellow members of the 35th Infantry Division with a place in the...
The ninth annual Festival of Roses will be held Saturday, June 6, at Muscotah City Park and activities will include a car, tractor and motorcycle show, a parade, a rose tour, a garden tractor pull and several friendly competitions.  The full day of events will kick off at 8 a.m. with the start of...
Holton water customers were recently notified that in spite of a recent violation of a drinking water contamination standard, there is no cause for alarm. On May 13, city officials issued a statement saying that results for a public water standard collected during the first quarter of 2015 showed...
A special mass is being planned for Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, located on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta.  Laura Thackery, one of the organizers of the celebration and a member of the church for 28 years, said that Archbishop...
Public outrage nationwide over incidents such as the shooting of a reportedly unarmed teen last year by police in Ferguson, Mo., and the shooting death of a fleeing suspect in April in North Charleston, S.C., that resulted in murder charges against a police officer have prompted police departments...
Jackson County’s contract with Jackson County EMS for emergency services is up for renewal at the end of 2015, and the commissioners and EMS representatives recently began discussions about a new contract. Brent Teter and Jay Watkins, owners of with Jackson County EMS, recently met with the...
In the fall of 2010, a young bond trader from Chicago went to New York to pursue his photography hobby after losing his job in the Windy City. That hobby has grown into one of the most popular Web sites of today and has spawned a number of similar projects. One of the most recent of those projects...
Meadowlark Extension District #7 has found a new home in Holton on the north side of the town Square. The extension district board is seeking a lease purchase agreement to purchase a building on the north side of the Holton Square at 114th W 5th St. The building previously housed BNB Group...
On Jan. 9, 1970, U.S. Army Specialist Four Danny J. Petersen made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, putting himself in harm’s way so that the men of his Army unit could get to safety during a battle with North Vietnamese Army forces. On Saturday, June 6, members of Petersen’s unit will hold a “...

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