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The Jackson County Commissioners have adopted a resolution to raise the county’s bed tax rate from three to five percent. Earlier this fall, members of the Jackson County Tourism Council, which directly benefits from the tax collected, asked the commissioners to consider increasing the rate. Since...
A few food items — mainly fruit and vegetable salads — are still needed in order to make the annual Community Christmas Dinner this Thursday a success, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. “What I need are the salads. I’ve only got about six salads,” said Galer, who estimated that another 20...
The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau served 762 needy individuals this Christmas, and organizers are looking for a group or individuals to coordinate the event for next year. The annual Christmas “store” was held Dec. 12 at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. “We received...
As the year 2014 draws to a close, The Holton Recorder takes its annual look back at the year that was in Holton and Jackson County. Highlights from the first four months are listed below, with the remainder of the year to be covered in two up­coming issues of The Re­corder.   January  ...
Tess Austin, 7, couldn’t resist the fallen snow in front of the Jackson County Courthouse Thursday morning and decided to build a snowman. All three Jackson County school districts cancelled classes that day due to the snow.
Dreams of a white Christmas came true — a week ahead of schedule. A pre-winter storm system moved through northeastern Kansas late Wednesday, Dec, 17, dumping up to six inches of snow on the Jackson County area, closing schools and canceling other activities for the day on Thursday. All three...
A Topeka teen has changed his plea to guilty regarding child abuse charges in connection with an April incident involving a 7-month-old Holton boy, according to Jackson County District Court records. Sentencing for Koylen McKinney, 18, was set for 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 in district court...
The Holton Recorder will publish one edition of the newspaper instead of two this week and next, it has been announced. The Christmas week edition was published on Monday, Dec. 22. The New Year’s week edition will be published on Monday, Dec. 29. The Recorder office will be closed on Christmas Eve...
Jackson County residents seeking election to area school boards and city councils this spring have until noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to file. Positions one, two, three and seven on Jackson Heights, Holton and Royal Valley school boards will be included on the April 7 ballot. Incumbents Shelby Patch (...
Gunnery Sgt. Max Coons (left) of the U.S. Marine Corps and Jack Pittaway of the Holton VFW Riders stuffed red bags full of toys and other “stocking stuffers” at the Holton National Guard Armory on Tuesday morning in preparation for distribution through the Toys for Tots program. This is the first year that the program, involving the collection and distribution of new toys to children in need during the Christmas season, has been done in Holton, Pittaway said, but the first time has been a huge success.
Jack Pittaway of the Holton VFW Post 1367 Riders spent Tuesday morning at the Holton National Guard Armory with some of his fellow veterans putting toys into a big red bag — just like kids imagine Santa Claus would do the night before Christmas. These toys — cars, teddy bears, dolls, sports...

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