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High school baseball and softball programs have once again been proposed for Jackson Heights students who are looking for a spring sports opportunity other than — or in addition to — track, the USD 335 Board of Education noted on Monday. Jeremy Melvin, elementary teacher and middle school boys...
Good news that Holton High School has been ranked 20th best in the state of Kansas this year by the U.S. News And World Report national magazine was tempered at the school board meeting here Monday night by the news that the district’s audited student (FTE) full time equivalency total was down 41...
The Jackson County Commissioners are soliciting bids for ambulance services in Jackson County for 2023. Requests for proposals for emergency services were sent to Techs, Inc., which operates Jackson County EMS (and currently serves the county), and Global Medical Response, Inc. of Colorado, which...
At the request of Kansas Sen. Dennis Pyle (R-Hiawatha), the Kansas bipartisan Legislative Joint House and Senate Committee has passed an extensive election system audit empowering auditors to examine alleged security vulnerabilities, election procedures, statutes and security of voting machines,...
April Lemon of More Than Lemons is shown above with some of the glass orbs that she created and will be hidden throughout public places in Jackson County this summer to boost tourism. The first round of 34 orbs will be hidden Memorial Day weekend for people to find, keep and register with the Holton/ Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
A scavenger hunt featuring 100 glass orbs crafted by April Lemon of More Than Lemons will be held this summer in Jackson County. The Jackson County Glass Orb Project is being organized by the Jackson County Tourism Council and will kick off Memorial Day weekend. Glass orbs, about the size of an...
A 25-year veteran of Holton’s volunteer fire department has been selected to serve as the city’s new fire chief, it has been reported. Scott Baum (pictured), who has served in several capacities with the Holton Fire Department in his quarter-century of service, was recently selected by his fellow...
General contractor bids are now being sought for the construction of the community center building at Banner Creek Reservoir. Kurt Zibell, Banner Creek Reservoir director, recently presented the final plans for the community building on the north side of the reservoir at a recent Jackson County...
After taking two years off due to COVID-19 concerns, the Prairie Lake Pickin’ Party will return for three days of old-time country, bluegrass and gospel music this June — and Ron Meier’s ready to see the annual festi­val make a grand return. “We’re really happy to be back,” Meier said of the 27th-...
Keith Glotzbach
Keith Glotzbach, 42, the assistant principal and athletic director at Emporia Middle School, will serve as the new principal at Royal Valley Middle School in Mayetta next school year.  The Royal Valley Board of Education approved the employment contact with Glotzbach during its meeting Monday...
Derek Smith
Derek Smith, recently hired as the new middle and high school princi­pal in the Jackson Heights district starting in the next school term, says his background in the U.S. Air Force is key to his successes in the field of education. Smith, currently a science teacher at Royal Valley High School,...

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