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Sterrett McCauley, a first-grade student at Colorado Elementary School in Holton, used an iPad with an “augmented reality” (AR) app to answer a question about whether country singer Martina McBride is a Kansas native (answer: McBride was born and raised in Barber County). The school is displaying a bulletin board this week that uses AR technology to answer ques¬tions about Kansas people, places and things in honor of Kansas Day, which is Thursday.
Every Kansas Day, Jan. 29, first-grade students at Colorado Elementary School in Holton put together a report on something about Kansas that they enjoy. But this year, they’ve put together a series of reports to share with their fellow students and their teachers that utilizes a new technology...
The deadline to file for the spring election has passed, and 49 Jackson County residents have announced they are seeking a seat on their city council or local school board. A total of 16 people are running for positions one, two, three and seven on the Jackson Heights, Holton and Royal Valley...
The Jackson County Commissioners continue to brainstorm ways to remodel the southwest corner of the Courthouse courtyard with donated funds from Holton Main Street. In the past two weeks, the commissioners have met with Chad Phillips, head custodian, and Jana Lutz and Vickie Pruett of Holton Main...
Royal Valley Board of Education members voiced their support Monday evening for keeping school board elections in the spring. The board approved a resolution that states they favor keeping the election cycle as is, with board members being elected in the spring and then taking office July 1, which...
Thirty-five high school seniors from Jackson and Nemaha counties will gather Wednesday evening, Feb. 25 at Holton’s First United Methodist Church for the annual Kansas Honors Program recognition of the top 10 percent of this year’s graduating class. The University of Kansas Alumni Association and...
Regarded as one of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s greatest modern tribal leaders, Gary E. Mitchell died Friday at a Topeka hospital, it has been reported. Mitchell, 63, is being remembered as a driving force for the Potawatomi tribe in the 1990s and 2000s, when the tribe and state of Kansas...
Alyssa Carlisle (left), a sixth-grade student at Royal Valley Middle School, won the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday, while Kassidy Fisher (right), a sixth-grade student at Holton Middle School, took second place in the bee. Both will go to the regional spelling bee on Saturday, March 7 at Seaman High School in Topeka.
Halfway through the annual Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday, Royal Valley Middle School sixth-grader Alyssa Carlisle was sitting in the audience as its champion, having proven herself able to jettison her competition early. Carlisle correctly spelled “jettison” to win the spelling bee and...
A Mayetta teen convicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a 3-year-old girl received a 16-month juvenile detention sentence on Wednesday, with the possibility that the sentence may last another 10 years if he violates the terms of the juvenile sentence. Jackson County District Court Judge...
A Topeka teen charged with the abuse of a 7-month-old Holton boy received a sentence of nearly nine years in prison during a sentencing hearing Friday morning in Jackson County District Court. Koylen McKinney, 18, showed no emotion as District Court Judge Micheal Ireland pronounced sentence on the...

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