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The Royal Valley girls basketball team took second place last weekend at the Kansas Class 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament at Hutchinson. In the process of doing so, the Lady Panthers had to knock off Big Seven League powerhouse Nemaha Ccntral on the big stage at Hutchinson - avenging two...
There will be a benefit held at Heritage Hall in Holton on Sunday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 15-year-old Dagan Ruckman and for 19-month-old Oakleigh Correll. Billed as the “Stand Tall and Breathe Easy Benefit,’’ a pulled pork meal will be offered for a free will donation. There will also...
The ornamental pear trees that were planted around Holton’s Town Square as part of the Heritage Walk project in the early 1990s have certainly matured since 2005, when Kim Bomberger of the Kansas Forest Service first reported to Holton city officials that the trees were in “good condition.”...
New fish habitats are being installed at Banner Creek Reservoir and Prairie Lake this week in order to help increase the survival rates of smaller fish, it has been reported. Nick Kramer, district fisheries biologist with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, spent Tuesday submerging “...
The K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever’s plan to plant a “pollinator area” at Holton’s Prairie Lake will benefit more than just quail, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday before approving the plan. Greg Tanking, Holton street superintendent and a member of the Quail Forever chapter, proposed...
Spring parent-teacher conferences at Royal Valley’s middle school and high school looked a little different this year with students taking the lead during the conferences. At a recent USD 337 Board of Education meeting, board members received information on all the conferences held Feb. 19.  “We...
Considered the leading authority on rural Kansas communities and tourism, Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation has been announced as the featured speaker at the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society’s 39th-annual Founders Day program, it has been reported. Penner, who founded...
March 21 has several special meanings to Satin Swisher and her adoptive mother Dena Swisher, Holton High School special education teacher. March 21 will mark five years since Satin was officially adopted by Dena. They refer to the day as their “Gotcha Day,” according to Dena, and it is also World...
If a water slide were to be added at Holton’s municipal swimming pool, it wouldn’t be as simple as putting up a slide next to the pool and fastening it to the concrete, Holton Parks and Recreation Director Mike Reichle said. Still, Reichle is hopeful that a slide of some kind could be added at the...
The Holton School District USD 336 recently received a report of an alleged threat at Holton Middle School, according to Superintendent Bob Davies. The administration investigated the threat last Wednesday and determined that it was not a “serious or credible threat.” “I personally investigated it...

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