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About 31 percent of the county’s annual budget to purchase gravel for county roads has already been spent in six weeks. The budget for rocking county roads is depleting quickly this year, and Jackson County Commissioners and road and bridge administrators are hoping to find a better solution for...
Royal Valley has received a $40,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help purchase two new school buses for the district. USD 337 is one of six districts in the state, and one of 76 in the nation, that will use the funds to upgrade its bus fleet to new, cleaner buses through the...
This photo was taken Tuesday on the south side of the Holton Square. Additional winter weather is expected this weekend.
The National Weather Service of Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Jackson County from 6 p.m. this evening until 9 a.m. Saturday.  According to the NWS, by this evening, precipitation will transition from rain to a mix of freezing rain and sleet. Sleet and snow are expected through the...
Seven-year-old Cash Robinson, a first-year member of the Lucky Stars 4-H club, presented a show-and-tell at Jackson County 4-H Day about his horse, Roper. Robinson said he enjoys riding and helping take care of cattle on the family farm with Roper, adding that he has had the horse “kind of a long...
The county’s policy on dangerous dogs has been updated, and the Jackson County Commissioners are now requiring that certain breeds owned by county residents be registered yearly with the sheriff’s department. The commissioners made a motion to approve resolution 2015-5 Tuesday regarding dangerous...
There’s plenty of street brick available for the City of Holton’s brick street restoration program, Holton Street Superintendent Rex Cameron informed the Holton City Commission, and this year, brick street restoration work will continue on Wisconsin Avenue. During the city commission’s regular...
Six weeks after implementing a new district wide technology initiative that included purchasing Chromebook laptops for USD 337 middle and high school students, things are going “very well,” according to Mark Haefke, RV technology coordinator. Haefke gave an update on the initiative Monday evening...
Dr.  Alex Gilliland
Note: The Holton Recorder is publishing a series of stories about local doctors in the community. This is the third story in the series. Dr. Alex Gilliland of Holton Dental completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Kansas State University in 2002. He then pursued a career in general...
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (left) presented Candi Marr, owner of Heart To Home in Holton, with a certificate honoring the store’s “success and positive contributions... to its community and the State of Kansas” during the governor’s Friday morning visit to Holton. Brownback was in town that morning to talk about small business, but he also heard concerns from area citizens about cuts in education funding.
During Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s visit to Holton on Friday, the governor’s aim was to hear the concerns of, and champion, small businesses. But a small group of protesters also wanted Gov. Brownback to hear their concerns over what they saw as reductions in funding to public education. The...
The Royal Valley Native American Singers & Dancers were recognized before the Kansas Legislature and also performed at the state capitol in honor of Native American Legislative Day, which was Feb. 4. The photo above shows the group with Gov. Sam Brownback.   Photo submitted by the Potawatomi...

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