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Dear editor,  I am writing this with a heavy heart as our community is in yet another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of how our organization and coworkers have come together over the course of the last year and a half to keep each member of our community safe. Each member of our team...
A National Night Out event was held recently on the east side of the Jackson County Courthouse courtyard. Several local law enforcement and emergency services agencies participated in the event and held demonstrations. In the photo above, kids had a chance to explore law enforcement vehicles,...
Holton’s electric power customers will see a monthly increase of “about two or three dollars” in their electric bill for 52 months as the result of the Holton City Commission’s approval of the city’s share of a bill from Oklahoma’s Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) related to electrical price spikes...
More than 50 people attended a special delinquent tax sale on Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse where 10 tracts of land in Jackson County were sold for a total of $34,925. The owners of the lots for sale were delinquent on paying their taxes for the past three years and failed to pay the...
Matthew Browning and Justin Moore, who are seeking a Jackson Heights Board of Education position, and Rochelle Falk and Ryan Phillips, who are seeking a Holton Board of Education seat, will all advance to the general election in November. Yesterday’s primary election narrowed down the field of...
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Jackson County and elsewhere in Kansas, with many of the new cases arising from the delta variant of the virus, according to Interim Jackson County Health Officer Ty Compton. Compton reported on Monday that the county had 34 active cases of COVID-19 — double...
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall (shown at right) chatted with Holton businessman Dan Harris prior to the start of the senator’s recent “town hall” meeting at the Jackson County Courthouse. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Climbing COVID-19 case numbers, due largely to the spread of the delta variant, should prompt anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated against the virus to speak with their doctors, Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall told an audience of about 40 at the Jackson County Courthouse on Friday afternoon....
Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination rate is less than 50 percent, which Gov. Laura Kelly says is concerning as a recent surge in positive cases of the virus has been noted here. “It worries me a lot,” Gov. Kelly said of the state’s vaccination rate on Tuesday, July 20, which was at 47.8 percent yesterday...
David Ellis of Ellis Boys Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Holton is shown at right with wife Elise (center) and son Adam. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
The Ellis Boys Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Holton has been in business here for only three years, but owner David Ellis has already seen vehicles his company has sold making their way across the nation. One of Ellis’ vehicles was recently delivered to Dublin, Calif., a community in the...
Holton Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguard Mallori Mulroy (shown at left in the photo above) helped Khloe Meier with a swim noodle last Friday during the last day of swim lessons at the pool. According to pool staff, a total of 127 youngsters participated in swim lessons during the June session,...

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