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The Royal Valley Board of Education is considering using some federal COVID-19 funds received this year to make much-need improvements to the HVAC system at the elementary school in Hoyt.  During the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Superintendent Aaric Davis outlined funds the district has...
Cliff Givens (left) and P.J. Oldehoeft of Holton’s water and sewer department spent Monday morning, Feb. 22 cleaning out a riser that goes down to a water service line valve on the south side of Holton’s Town Square that was involved in a water line break over the weekend. City water employees and area plumbers noted a significant number of water line breaks due to recent cold weather, it was reported. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
It’s a cold fact of nature that freezing temperatures can do some serious damage to water lines, large and small, as a number of Holton residents and business owners were reminded with the recent deep-freeze. But about 18 businesses in Holton that require more water than others have been allowed to...
It’s been a little more than 40 years since Gale Gakle joined the Holton Police Department as a dispatcher. Since then, Gakle has moved up the ranks in the department, serving the Holton community today as its chief of police. “I’ve loved working here,” he said. “I probably wouldn’t have done this...
Replacing the Holton Fire Department’s primary fire engine has been identified by Holton city officials as a priority in recent years, although the projected cost of a new fire engine has been the main obstacle for the city to overcome. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that...
A Holton man charged with second-degree murder in the September 2018 shooting death of his father will spend the next 10 years in prison, it was noted in Jackson County District Court. Derrick G. Bohnenkemper, 51, was sentenced on Friday to 155 months — one month short of 13 years — in prison by...
Students at Jackson Heights High School are looking forward to resuming a longstanding tradition — prom — this year after COVID-19 canceled the event last year, but it’s possible that this year’s prom may be held after school is out for the year, and not at the school. That’s what JHHS Principal...
Mayetta city voters will be asked in March to decide on whether the city will increase its sales tax by one-half percent to help cover the cost of extending a city sewer line to the new Dollar General store. A “special question election” will be held Tuesday, March 9 to decide whether an additional...
Olivia Rickel, a sophomore at RVHS, has organized a “blessing box” in front of Hoyt Baptist Church for community members who need groceries or essential items.
Royal Valley High School sophomore Olivia Rickel, 16, has organized a “blessing box” in front of Hoyt Baptist Church for community members who need groceries or essential items. “I’ve seen blessing boxes in other communities, and I thought it would be a good idea if we put one up here,” Rickel said...
Citing the need to keep up with what other school districts in northeast Kansas can offer students, Holton USD 336 Superintendent Bob Davies is proposing the district increase its local option budget (LOB) to keep Holton’s schools competitive without putting too much more of a burden on district...
   More than 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were administered to Jackson County community members here recently as part of a drive-through clinic coordinated by area health care agencies and other organizations, it has been reported. The vaccines were given to residents age 70 and above with...

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