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  Jackson County’s population is on the rise, according to data recently released by the United States Census Bureau. Census officials estimated that Jackson County grew by 166 people from 13,373 on July 1, 2013 to 13,539 on July 1, 2014. This is the highest population estimate the county has ever...
Elkhorn Lake at Rafters Park gets a new fountain, thanks to the generosity of Holton resident Jan Hodge. Funds for the fountain were donated by Hodge in memory of her husband Harold, and Parks and Rec director Mike Reichle says installing a fountain at the lake has been a longtime goal of his...
Ken Weigel (left) and Chad DeMoss of Ken Weigel Painting of Topeka are shown covering the tile on the first floor of the Jackson County Courthouse Tuesday evening as they prepared to paint the walls. Last Wednesday, the company began work on painting the interior of the Courthouse. Weigel said he likes to use a paint sprayer to coat the larger areas of the walls but that the finer details on some of the molding must be brushed by hand.
Ken Weigel Painting of Topeka has been hired to paint the interior of the Jackson County Courthouse. Painting began last Wednesday as it expected to continue for at least an additional week. 
Kansas grocery and convenience store owners are teaming up in an attempt to get legislation passed that would allow package liquor, wine and strong beer to be sold at their stores, while liquor store owners are asking legislators not to pass it. The “Uncork Kansas” group argues that Kansas’ liquor...
This Saturday, Jackson County and area residents will have two opportunities to support the men and women, past and present, of America’s military. Starting at 4 p.m., Circleville Christian Church will host a fund-raising dinner for the Honor Flight program at Jackson Heights High School, featuring...
A second used motor grader has been purchased for the county at a cost of $115,000 with trade-in. During Monday’s commission meeting, a used 2011 John Deere 770G motor grader with 2,470 hours was purchased from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. of Topeka. This purchase includes a warranty of up to...
The Jackson County Historical Society will host “Diverse Cultures Help Kansas Communities,” a presentation and discussion by Ron Wilson at 6 p.m. on April 17 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Cheyenne Ave. in Holton. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the...
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...

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