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Holton residents are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks in front of their homes, and as the Holton City Commission noted this week, that includes restoring sidewalks that have been removed due to construction or demolition. During the commission’s Monday meeting, Commissioner Tim Morris...
Local schools will be closed for a few days next week for Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 27. Jackson Heights, Holton, Royal Valley and Prairie Hills school districts will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, next week for the holiday. Classes...
Same-sex couples can now apply for a marriage license in Jackson County. Applying for a same-sex marriage license and having that license approved are two different things, however. “Just because they can apply for a license, doesn’t mean they’d be issued one,” clarified Jackson County Clerk of the...
Jackson County residents looking for ways to give back to their community this holiday season have a variety of opportunities. Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau The JCMA Christmas Bureau is accepting a variety of donations for its Christmas “store,” which has been set from 9 a.m...
Several local homeowners are decking their halls this Christmas and are inviting northeast Kansans to stop by and come inside Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and in part by the Jackson County Tourism Council, the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” homes tour has been...
Erin (shown above) and Dr. Vance Lassey of Holton have opened Penny’s on the west side of the Square. The front portion of the building serves as a coffee shop while the back of the building has been remodeled as a large event space available to rent.
Erin and Dr. Vance Lassey of Holton have transformed the former J.C. Penney building on the west side of the Holton Square into a coffee shop with a large event space available for receptions, parties and other special occasions. Penny’s, which is a nod to the department store that occupied the...
The National Weather Service of Topeka has posted a winter weather advisory for Jackson and surrounding counties this weekend. The weather advisory has been posted for all north central, northeast and east central Kansas from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to form...
“Fiddler on the Roof,” one of the most popular Broadway musicals, is being staged this weekend by Holton High School students. In the scene above, Motel, a poor tailor played by Tel Wittmer, rejoiced over the fact that he could afford a sewing machine for his business. Additional cast members, who were also excited for Motel, included from left Emma Wittmer, Anne Bowser, Mary Gorden and Torin Kaboudan.
The plight of Jews and Orthodox Christians in pre-revolutionary Russia may not make for great comedy, but it inspired one of the most popular Broadway musicals in history, and Holton High School will bring that musical to its stage this weekend. And while “Fiddler on the Roof,” to be presented at 7...
Royal Valley High School students will present “I Hate Shakespeare,” a two-act play, this Friday and Saturday at the elementary school auditorium. The play is a compilation of several of Shakespeare’s most famous works. In the scene above, Kyle Meyer (left) and Hannah Sutton (right) play Hamlet’s parents, the king and queen of Denmark.
Royal Valley High School’s fall production of “I Hate Shakespeare!” will give audience members a new perspective on some of the playwright’s most famous work. The humorous two-act play, which is directed by Stephanie Allen and Jenny Simpson, will take center stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at...
Bill and Debra Brown, owners of Red Rock Guest Ranch east of Soldier, have been named to the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame this year.
Bill and Debra Brown, owners and operators of Red Rock Guest Ranch east of Soldier, don’t look at themselves as special. “We’re just in the community, and we’re just trying to make good use of the gifts that God has given us. We share them however we can,” Deb says. But their dedication to...

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