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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts had lunch at Holton High School, his alma mater, on Thursday and discussed the federal requirements for school lunches with a handful of students. Pictured with Roberts are Tel Wittmer (left) and Maddie Reith (center). Roberts serves as the chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and he said he hopes to visit 10 Kansas schools this year before the federal food lunch program is reauthorized.
School lunches at Holton High School have changed a lot in the past 60 years  - a fact Sen. Pat Roberts can personally attest to after dining with students at the cafeteria Thursday. “We didn’t have the mandates telling us what we could and could not eat,” Roberts told members of the HHS Student...
Attracting residential growth to Holton could be an easier task for Holton city officials with a few slight modifications to the city’s subdivision and zoning regulations, Holton City Attorney Dennis White told the Holton City Commission. During the commission’s meeting on Tuesday — held a day...
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...

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