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In light of recent budget cuts, the Royal Valley Board of Education has decided to increase its textbook rental fee by $15 per student for 2015-2016. The new rate will be $65 per student or $195 maximum per family. During the USD 337 Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Superintendent John...
When the Elk Creek Observatory was opened in mid-October of 2000 near the Holton High School track, Mike Ford, then a science teacher at HHS, had no idea that the observatory would be as successful as it has been. “I can’t believe it’s been that long since it’s been open,” Ford said. The...
Chris Gross (left) is shown receiving the Farmer of the Year Award from Holton Lions Club member Allen Arnold (right).
Chris Gross recently received the 2015 Farmer of the Year Award from the Holton Lions Club. Gross graduated from Holton High School and attended Benedictine College and Kansas State University. He grew up on a farm near Denison helping his dad from an early age. He was active in 4 H and FFA until...
The Jackson County Commissioners have approved the construction of a new Holton sign on the southwest corner of the Jackson County Courtyard and have agreed to allocate $12,885 in county funds for the project. The commissioners agreed to move forward with the limestone sign on Monday after...
Holton High School alumna Viola Row of Topeka recently clutched a photo of fellow HHS graduate, Second Lt. George Zellers, remembering a bracelet she gave him that was recently found in the Arizona desert. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  Viola Row remembers the bracelet that she bought for her sweetheart, Second Lieutenant George W. Zellers, sometime in the early 1940s while Zellers was in the Army getting ready to go to Europe to fight in World War II. Row — formerly Viola Richter, a member of Holton High School’s Class of 1944...
  One of Holton Parks and Rec­reation Director Mike Reichle’s long-time goals for his department has been the installation of a foun­tain at Elkhorn Lake in Holton’s Rafters Park. A fountain, Reichle has stated, would aerate the lake’s water and eliminate the problem of algae on the lake surface,...
  A new website for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been completed recently to bridge the gap between the sheriff’s office and members of the public, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. The website (www.jasoks.org) features, among a variety of things, a list of outstanding...
Jim Birkbeck (right) of Denison State Bank recently received the Kansas Ag Bankers’ 2015 Pio¬neer Award. Birkbeck was presented the award by Troy Soukup, president of the Kansas Bankers Association’s Ag Bankers Division. (Submitted photo)
  The Kansas Ag Bankers, a divi­sion of the Kansas Bankers Asso­ciation, is pleased to announce that Jim Birkbeck of Holton is the re­cipient of its 2015 Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award is presented to an agricultural banker that ex­emplifies the best in agricultural lending by continually...
  Registered Jackson County voters can cast their vote in advance for the April 7 spring election beginning Tuesday at the Jackson County Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of the Jackson County Courthouse. Advanced voting for the election, which includes positions for city council, school...
Matt Werkowitch of Chris Cakes of Edgerton (shown at right) demonstrated his pancake flipping and tossing skills this morning at Penny's in Holton as part of Denison State Bank's celebration for National Agriculture Day. Erin Lassey, who owns and operates Penny's, and her daughter Rebekah, 6, kept...

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