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The 26th-annual Prairie Lake Pickin’ Party this past weekend featured the music of 15 groups, including Legacy, which took the Prairie Lake stage on Friday evening. Band members — from left to right, Randy Rahberg on banjo, Don Anderson on bass and Jim Rood and Bob Hirt on guitars — said their appearance at this year’s Pickin’ Party marks the band's 20th appearance at the annual event. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, June 10 edition of The Holton Recorder include: • Holton Community Hospital officials noted that the campaign for the hospital’s proposed expansion project has so far raised more than $1.4 million. Find out more about the expansion project as well as how you can make a...
Plans are being finalized to welcome more than 800 bicyclists from across Kansas and around the Midwest as they ride into Holton on Friday, June 14 as part of the 45th-annual Biking Across Kansas event, it has been reported. Participants in the eight-day bicycle ride, which begins on Saturday, June...
Later this month, the air will be filled with the sound of fireworks being discharged to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, as sales of Class C fireworks in Kansas — and the discharging of fireworks in Holton — will begin on Thursday, June 27. For some, however — particularly pets and military...
Holton Mayor Robert Dieckmann was in attendance at a Beck Bookman Library board meeting on Tuesday, May 21 when the city’s tornado sirens began to sound, prompting Holton residents in the area to seek shelter at the Public Safety Building. “I heard you could not get another person in there,”...
Recent showers and thunderstorms have dumped more than nine inches of rain on Holton in May, filling Prairie Lake, Elkhorn Lake and Banner Creek Reservoir — but not yet to an extent where flooding is a major concern, according to Holton Water and Wastewater Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft. As of...
Former Royal Valley teacher Justin Moore will serve as the new principal at Royal Valley Elementary School after board action last week. During a special board of education meeting last Tuesday, the board approved several employee resignations, as well as new employment contracts. Moore worked at...
A total of 38 Jackson County residents have filed for positions on area school boards, city councils and the Meadowlark Extension District Governing Board. The deadline to file as a candidate for the Nov. 5 general election was noon on Monday, and several candidates are running for the same...
Top stories in the Monday, May 20 Holton Recorder include: • High school graduations in the Jackson County area continue as Jackson Heights honors its 50th graduating class and Holton High School’s Class of 2019 remembers one of its own who died during the past school year. • Plans for a new rock...
May brings graduations and young adults who are eager to move out on their own. But an array of choices await: everything from shopping on a budget to choosing the right foods and getting enough exercise requires knowledge and planning, and parents or mentors may no longer be close by to help....
Holton Elementary School’s third-graders donned party hats — and other kinds of hats — for their spring concert last Tuesday in the Holton High School auditorium. The headgear was key to the musical presented by the class, titled “Hats! A Musical That Celebrates What’s Underneath.” (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in today’s (Monday, May 6) edition of The Holton Recorder include: • A proposed wetland project at Banner Creek Reservoir was given preliminary local approval at a recent Jackson County Commission meeting. We’ll have more about plans to establish a wetland at the reservoir, as well as...

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