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Beck-Bookman Library employee Gail Schmitz is shown in the photo above with a grandfather clock that dates back to the early 1800s. The clock was donated to the library by the family of a former librarian, Ellen "Nell" Lowell.
A grandfather clock previously owned by several generations of a family dating back to early 19th century New England — and turn-of-the-century Holton — now has a new, permanent home at Holton’s Beck-Bookman Library. The rare clock is a gift from the family of a Holton woman who had been a patron...
A used 2012 Caterpillar motor grader has been purchased for the county from Foley Equipment of Topeka at a cost of $149,660. The price includes trading in one of the county’s 2007 Volvo motor graders. During a recent Jackson County Commission meeting, the commissioners approved the purchase of the...
Pat Tuck Pat Tuck, 54, Hoyt, is seeking her fourth four-year term on the Royal Valley Board of Education in the April 7 election. She will face Jason Klotz for the position three seat. Tuck has lived in Jackson County for 29 years and all five of her children graduated from Royal Valley High School...
A faulty clothes dryer has been identified as the cause of a fire at the Jackson County Jail early this morning, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. At 5:16 a.m. today (Wednesday), a fire in the laundry room of the jail was reported.  The Holton Fire Department responded to the scene...
Dr. Samantha Rieschick, D.D.S., has been practicing dentistry for four years, the last two of which have been with Holton Dental. Rieschick, 28, is a native of Wellington who graduated with honors from both Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry....
  An Arizona man with an interest in aviation history is looking for descendants of a 1940 Holton High School graduate who perished along with 16 others in a World War II-era airplane crash near Phoenix. The purpose of Robert Kropp’s search is twofold. First, the Mesa, Ariz. resident is looking for...
  With more and more people using cell phones instead of landlines, how easy is it to pinpoint a cell phone’s location during an emergency? That answer varies based on a number of factors, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse and Sherri Ladner, 911 administrator.  “It depends upon the...
  If Kansas Gov. Sam Brown­back’s proposal to retool state aid to schools as “block grants” is ap­proved by the Kansas Legislature, the Jackson Heights district doesn’t stand to lose as much in overall state aid as some big­ger districts in the state, but it doesn’t stand to gain much, either....
Dorothy (Dode) Henry of Wetmore has played the organ for nearly 75 years, many of those as the organist for St. James Church in Wetmore. Henry will be honored at the church’s 6:30 p.m. mass on Saturday, March 28, it was reported. (Submitted photo)
  As yet another Easter ap­proaches, Dorothy (Dode) Henry of St. James Church in Wetmore con­tinues to punch out notes as she carries on her legacy in playing the organ. With her 75th year of play­ing the instrument quickly ap­proaching, Dode took a look back at her life on the bench. Under her...
Royal Valley is expected to lose $181,245 total in state aid from the classroom this year and the next two years if lawmakers approve a bill to fund schools through flexible block grants. Superintendent John Rundle told board members, building principals and other members of the public present at...

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