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Think you’ve got the best Christmas display in Holton? Or do you know someone who does? The City of Holton is seeking nominations for its annual Christmas lighting contest, with participants eligible for utility bill rebates to help cover the cost of lighting their homes for the holiday season. The...
A 53-year-old rural Denison resident has been “tentatively identified” as the victim of a trailer fire that occurred last week southwest of Denison, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said Monday morning. Morse said Timothy W. Michael of rural Denison had been listed as the owner of the property at...
The annual Christmas Parade of Lights around the Holton Town Square on Friday evening was enjoyed by a big crowd and a good turnout of participants. Parade watchers lined all four sides of the Town Square and as the parade started, the Christmas Lights outlining the Town Square businesses were...
Attendance at Thursday’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner was down again, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer, but those who came to the dinner were thankful for the food and hospitality. “We didn’t have as many as we wanted, but it was such a beautiful day,” said Galer, who noted that...
Although Holton Main Street will cease to exist after the coming holiday season, officials in the downtown promotion organization are waiting until after the holidays to determine how Main Street will leave its final mark on the Holton community. Main Street President Lynne Mulroy said that after...
A new archery-based Christian ministry is starting in Jackson County to teach youth and families the fundamentals of the sport and to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. On Target for Christ is a new ministry started by Marty DeVader of Holton, members of Holton First Baptist...
The cause of a Monday evening fire that destroyed a mobile home southeast of Denison and claimed the life of a person reportedly inside it — as well as the identity of the person — remains under investigation, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. According to a press release issued...
The Barta family, which includes (from left) Mason, Tabor, Tonya and Brooks, are opening up their home on 214th Road next Saturday as one of five stops on the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” homes tour.
For the Brooks and Tonya Barta family, Christmas is about traditions, and it’s also about snowmen – lots and lots of snowmen. “I’ve been collecting snowmen since Brooks and I have been married,” Tonya said, who serves as the president and CEO of Farmers State Bank. “I will buy any kind that catches...
Mike Ford’s love of astronomy helped him to launch the Elk Creek Observatory at Holton High School, and the observatory played a major part in the development of the Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory west of Holton. Ford has been named to the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame for 2015.
Mike Ford’s love of astronomy began as a child in the 1950s, when he would watch science fiction programs and movies on television. “It just got my curiosity aroused about the real stories behind some of these things,” said Ford, a former Holton High School teacher and one of this year’s Holton/...
There will be plenty of turkey for those who visit Evangel United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center on Thursday for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. “We’ve got all the turkey cookers,” Galer said. “I’m going to have four people cooking two...

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