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Congressman Steve Watkins (at left in photo above) paid a special visit to Holton Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon to discuss “smart savings” with fourth-grade students at the school. Watkins teamed up with Denison State Bank to demonstrate the benefits of saving money for a rainy day. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, April 22 edition of The Holton Recorder: • Holton’s middle and high schools have been selected to take part in the fourth phase of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Find out what that means in today’s edition; also, learn more about an informational meeting...
A “virtual student” robot that attends classes for Jackson Heights sophomore Alex Edwards, shown at left, made a recent presentation in Brad Alley’s world history class at JHHS. The robot is controlled remotely by Edwards and allows him to have a presence in school while he recuperates at home from heart transplant surgery. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, April 8 edition of The Holton Recorder include: • A “virtual student” has been put together to help a Jackson Heights High School student recovering from heart transplant surgery to have a continued presence at the school while he recuperates at home. Find out more about...
Toward the end of his Thursday night presentation at the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Founders Day program, Kansas folklore expert and author Jim Hoy pulled out his guitar to illustrate the path that an old English folk song took to become the cowboy standard “Streets Of Laredo.” The program marked 40 years since the historical society's inception. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, April 1 edition of The Holton Recorder include: • The Kansas Court of Appeals has ordered the conviction of Jacob Ewing of Holton reversed and remanded back to Jackson County District Court for possible retrial. Learn why the state’s top appellate court reversed Ewing’s...
Ari Hunniford (right), fund-raising campaign director for Holton Community Hospital’s proposed $17.6-million expansion project, talked with Tim Morris (center) about the expansion project while Morris’ wife, Sandra, browsed a set of plans that detailed the hospital’s plans for construction of a new rural health clinic during an informal public social at The Hot Spot on Friday. More community meetings about the hospital’s expansion plan are proposed for April. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, March 25, 2019 edition of The Holton Recorder include: • A new state law effective April 1 allows grocery and convenience stores to sell beer with an alcoholic content of up to 6 percent by volume. How will that affect liquor stores in Jackson County? Find out what local...
Jackson Heights High School student Ed Mandala (second from left) and Holton High School student Aaran McAllister (right) recently met with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (seated) to discuss the “Safe 75 Initiative,” a student-led effort to encourage safety improvements along U.S. Highway 75 between Holton and the Kansas-Nebraska state line. With the students is JHHS Student Council adviser Katie Morris. (Submitted photo)
Here are some of the top stories in the Wednesday, March 20 Holton Recorder: Jackson Heights assistant principal Joel Hesed has been named the new principal at Royal Valley High School, taking over for Jim Holloman, who is retiring at the end of the current year. Learn more about Hesed in today’s...
The new Beck Bookman Library logo was revealed last Wednesday at Cecil K’s Hometown Market. Amy Austin, library director, is shown at right along with daughter Tessa, at left, with the new logo, which features a cat sitting under a tree. More than 40 entries were submitted in the contest, and the winner of the contest has chosen to remain anonymous, it was reported. (Submitted photo)
Top stories in the Monday, March 18 edition of the Holton Recorder include: • Property valuation notices were recently mailed to Jackson County property owners, and Jackson County Appraiser Jason Claycamp said property values “remained steady” this year. Find out more about property valuations in...
Layne Hunley, president of the Jackson County Historical Society, shows two examples of historical window displays created by volunteers to showcase the history of various buildings and businesses around Holton’s Town Square. The window displays will be featured at the Historical Society’s upcoming Founders Day Dinner on March 28 at First United Methodist Church in Holton. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Wednesday, March 13 Holton Recorder include: • The Jackson County Historical Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of window displays that honor the history of businesses and buildings on Holton’s Town Square, as well as with its Founders Day dinner, which...
The Royal Valley High School girls varsity basketball team won the Class 3A state girls basketball tournament on Saturday in a thrilling overtime victory over Cheney, 55-52. It was the first state basketball title — and the second state championship in any sport — in school history. (Photo by Michael Powls)
Top stories in the Monday, March 11 Holton Recorder include: • Royal Valley High School’s Lady Panthers varsity volleyball team beat Cheney in the Kansas Class 3A State Basketball Tournament title game to win the first state basketball championship in the school’s history. Learn more about the Lady...
Jackson County road and bridge foreman Eric Fritz is shown at left loading road rock into a county dump truck being driven by county crew member Brandon Hundley (at right) at the county shop yesterday morning. The department has been hauling rock to the “worse locations” first, according to Dan Barnett, road and bridge supervisor, as the snow and rain this winter has taken its toil on county roads. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Top stories in the Wednesday, Feb. 27 edition of The Holton Recorder include: • Winter weather has had such a bad effect on Jackson County’s roads that road and bridge workers in the county have termed keeping up the roads a “non-stop battle.” Learn more about what Jackson County’s road crews are...
More than 400 meals were served on Friday at the Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton during the John Zibell Sr. Memorial Luncheon, which benefited the Zach Estrada family. Volunteers shown include, at left (front to back) Karen Gordon, Rosalie Lassiter and John Apel and at right (front to back) Gladis Gomez and Karen McCrory. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Top stories in the Monday, Feb. 25 Holton Recorder include: • The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police Department were recently awarded a total of nearly $275,000 between the two law offices for the purchase of updated equipment. We’ll tell you how much each...

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