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From left to right, Holton USD 336 Board of Education members Steve Bowser, Denise Sweet, Allen Arnold, Bob Phillips, Shelby Patch, Cindy Stavropoulos and Mike Ford turned ceremonial dirt on Wednesday afternoon at the construction site of the new Holton Elementary School, near the existing Colorado Elementary School. Shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony, the old Chandler house that stood behind them at the intersection of Fifth Street and Colorado Avenue was demolished. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  Wednesday afternoon at Colo­rado Elementary School in Holton marked a time to tear down and a time to build. The former involved the demoli­tion of the last house standing on the block immediately west of the school — the former Chandler house, as some remember it — while the latter was marked by...
During Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins’ (right) visit to Holton City Hall on Friday, Jenkins and Holton Mayor Robert Dieckmann shared a laugh about another recent visit from the congresswoman to her home town, as reported in The Holton Recorder. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  With both houses of Congress working together to pass a balanced budget, and both of the major po­litical parties working together on Medicare reform, Congresswoman and Holton native Lynn Jenkins appeared on Friday to be optimistic about what’s happening in Wash­ington. “The stars just kind of...
Batesville, Ark. native Tye Sturgeon and his horse Edward passed through Jackson County last week on their trip across the continental 48 states to raise awareness and funds for the Western Wishes charity. Sturgeon and his horse spent Thursday night in Netawaka with the Bruce Meininger family, who helped him celebrate his 21st birthday.	 (Photo by Brian Sanders)
  An Arkansas man making a horseback journey across the United States passed through Jack­son County last week, staying at the home of a Netawaka family who helped him celebrate his 21st birthday. Tye Sturgeon, riding across the country to raise awareness of and funds for the Western Wishes charity...
  As Jackson County students push through their final semester of the school year, several spring concerts and commencement programs will be held to showcase the students’ talent and honor their hard work. • 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 – Royal Valley Elementary School third and fourth grade spring...
Mark McKinsey of Holton (left) signed in to vote during Tuesday’s general election with some help from election volunteers Gayle Dunn (right), Cletamae Brown (second from right) and Carol Baum at the Veterans Club. Tuesday’s election was the first to be held at the Vets Club, as opposed to the former Jackson County Fair Building, a polling place for Holton voters in previous elections. Signs were placed outside the old fair building to remind people of the new polling place.
Tim Morris was re-elected to the Holton City Commission during Tuesday’s spring election, and many familiar faces are returning to the Royal Valley Board of Education after a tight race between several candidates. With a 10 percent turnout of Holton voters during the election, incumbent Tim Morris...
Corinne Haverkamp of Wetmore High School (second from left) won Washburn University's Tri-County Challenge with her business Corinne's Creations. Haverkamp is shown receiving a $2,500 scholarship from Rick LeJuerrne (left), director of the WU Entrepreneurship Initiative; Mary Ann Riederer (second from right), WU Kansas Small Business Development Center in Glacial Hills; and Dr. David Sollars, dean of the WU School of Business.
On Wednesday, April 1, the Washburn University School of Business recognized 14 local students for their achievements as finalists in the Tri-County Challenge, an entrepreneurial competition for high school students in Brown, Jackson and Nemaha counties.  More than $10,000 in scholarships were...
Ask Dr. Michael L. Keehn of Netawaka who inspired him to become a family doctor, and he’ll give you a list of some of his favorite TV shows from the 1960s and 1970s. “I don’t think that there was one individual who was an inspiration, but I do remember ‘Doc’ Adams from ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘Marcus Welby M.D...
The preliminary hearing for a Netawaka resident charged with several sex-related crimes involving a child has been postponed, with the new date depending on the outcome of another Jackson County District Court case, according to Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller. Scott James Buchheit, 35, faces...
Next week, Impact World Tour, an outreach of Youth With A Mission, is bringing its Team Xtreme International and GX International live-action programs to local schools to reach students and families with a positive message. Performances have been set for 7 p.m. April 14 at Jackson Heights, 7 p.m....

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