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The recent mass shooting at a south Florida high school that left 17 people dead — mostly students — has Jackson County school officials taking action to ensure that a similar situation does not occur at their schools. Holton USD 336 Superintendent Bob Davies, Royal Valley USD 337 Superintendent...
Daylight Saving Time for 2017 will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time is observed everywhere in the United States except Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin...
Members of the Bernie Deghand American Legion Post 423 of Mayetta will be conducting two flag retirement ceremonies Saturday, April 14, for those wishing to retire an American flag, it has been reported. Flags are now being collected in the southern part of the county for the ceremonies, which will...
Former county commissioner Ed Kathrens, a Republican, is seeking election to the District One seat on the Jackson County Commission, it has been reported. Incumbent Rob Ladner, also a Republican, has filed for re-election to the first district seat. Kathrens lives in Circleville and served one term...
The Holton Community Theatre is hosting a double feature this spring that will include two plays, it has been announced. “Fishing For Fate” and “Late Sunday Afternoon, Early Sunday Evening” will both be performed Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at the event center at Penny’s on the west...
Severe Weather Awareness Week starts Monday in Kansas, and a statewide tornado safety drill has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, it has been announced. March 5 – 9 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state to remind Kansans of the dangers of severe weather. According...
The two victims of the Feb. 16 fatal house fire in Netawaka have been identified, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. Richard D. Willits, 55, and Denise Willits, 47, both of Netawaka, died in the fire that destroyed the house at 421 White Way in Netawaka. Sheriff Morse said the autopsies...
Holton Elementary School is expanding enrollment activities for students entering kindergarten in the fall, it has been reported. The school is hosting a new Kindergarten Parent Night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, for parents who will have an incoming kindergartener in the fall of...
On Saturday, young people from Jackson County’s 4-H clubs will converge upon Jackson Heights High School for the annual 4-H Club Day, in which the numerous talents of club members will be on display. But this year, the county’s clubs will have a special guest — 4-H club members from Nemaha County....
The trial of a Hoyt resident accused of sexual crimes involving a 3-year-old girl has been postponed until May after last-minute plea negotiations were stalled, according to Jackson County District Court documents. Theodore J. Purdy III, 27, was scheduled to stand a three-day jury trial starting...

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