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Local school districts and area colleges and universities will be closed for spring break from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, it has been reported.  All three Jackson County school districts – Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley – as well as students who attend schools in Prairie...
The trial of a Jackson County man accused of alleged sexual crimes involving a 12-year-old girl in August of 2016 has been postponed until June to allow his attorney to review “a considerable amount of material” that was recently introduced into the case, it was noted on Thursday in Jackson County...
The History channel’s “American Pickers” television show is coming to Kansas, and if there’s enough interest, maybe even Jackson County, according to Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce personnel.  Producers for the show have reached out to several communities throughout Kansas and contacted...
Grant funds for construction of a concrete fitness trail at Holton’s Countryside Park have been received by a student group from Holton Middle School, the Holton City Commission noted, and work on the trail is likely to begin this week. During the commission’s regular meeting on Monday,...
A House bill has been introduced this session at the Kansas Legislature that would allow Jackson County to place a special .4 percent retailers’ sales tax in front of voters for approval during the Aug. 7 primary election, it has been reported. House Bill 2749 was introduced in the House of...
Following last night’s public meeting at the Holton Elementary School’s cafeteria/commons room, it’s likely that Superintendent Bob Davies will recommend to the school board that it postpone any plans to move the sixth grade class out of the Holton Middle School for the next school term. Supt....
Longtime Holton resident Carolyn Bell hadn’t been outside her home since just after Thanksgiving, because the wheelchair-accessible GMC Safari van that she and husband Gary own had been out of commission since then, according to the Bells’ daughter, Lori Mellenbruch. About three weeks ago,...
A Holton-based contractor drew upon some comments received from local residents about bringing more business and industry to the Holton area in asking the Holton City Commission to consider ramping up its economic development efforts. During Monday’s commission meeting, Mark Aeschliman expressed an...
Cash Robinson, a fourth-year member of the Lucky Stars 4-H club, gave a junior demonstration on how to saddle a horse during Saturday’s Jackson County 4-H Club Day at Jackson Heights High School. Junior and senior demonstrations covered a wide range of topics, it was noted.
Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks number five on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list in its 19th appearance on the prestigious list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. The firm is the highest-ranking financial-...

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