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Next Friday, Dec. 19, will be the last day of school in 2014 for Jackson County students. Holton schools will dismiss for winter break after a full day of classes that Friday. Holton High students, however, may be dismissed closer to 1 p.m. once finals are completed, it was reported. All Holton...
Debbie Calhoun shows off a handful of the colorful and bright Christmas light displays at her home near Larkinburg. The displays stretch for one-eighth of a mile and comprise more than 50 individual displays with about 26,000 lights, she said.
Ten years ago, in 2004, Debbie Calhoun was feeling a little bit of “empty nest syndrome” as the Christmas season was getting started. “The kids had moved out and we were on our own,” said Calhoun, who lives southwest of Larkinburg with husband Roy. “I used to decorate the inside of the house from...
Not much is known about the man tentatively identified by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department as the victim of a Nov. 24 trailer fire southeast of Denison. Sheriff Tim Morse said Timothy W. Michael, 53, had worked for Waste Management and also as a diesel mechanic, and he had some family in the...
Jackson County has fewer “deficient” bridges then most other northeast Kansas counties, according to information released by Norm Bowers, Kansas Association of Counties local road engineer. In a monthly newsletter sent out by the KAC, Bowers outlined the number of deficient bridges in the state and...
The bells of Christmas — namely the Lady Belles Handbell Choir from Holton’s First United Methodist Church — will fill the air as part of the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming “Second Saturday” promotion, set for this coming Saturday, Dec. 13, on Holton’s Town Square and sporting...
The Black family of Holton, which includes (from left) Kobe, 10; Brady, Khloe, 4; Brooke and Kenzington, 15 months, are opening up their home on Saturday during the “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” homes tour. The tour features five homes and is sponsored by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce as a fund-raiser for the organization.
Brady and Brooke Black and their three children are gearing up to celebrate their third Christmas in their new home in the Oak Ridge subdivision in Holton. Decorated in bright, festive colors, the home is one of five stops on Saturday’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” homes tour. The Blacks and their...
A Holton resident’s request for assistance with a local family whose house was destroyed in a recent fire prompted the Holton City Commission to note a number of ways that families who have fallen on hard times — particularly during the Christmas season — can receive assistance. During Monday’s...
Phillip and Ginger Lloyd (shown above) are one of five families included on this year’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” homes tour. The Lloyds have an expansive collection of Christmas decor  at their home south of Holton.
Phillip and Ginger Lloyd’s collection of Christmas décor includes a bit of everything – Santas, snowmen, angels, gingerbread displays and even a bathroom dedicated to the Grinch. “We have two storage units and an area in the basement full of Christmas decorations,” Ginger said. “I think we counted...
Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton is hosting a dinner theater, “Inspiring the Soul III,” at the church this Saturday. The event is a fund-raiser for the maintenance needs of the church’s Family Life Center, which is used by a variety of organizations and groups throughout the year,...
With craft beers and microbreweries gaining popularity across the country, a Holton couple is planning to open a microbrewery of its own just west of the downtown area. But before that can happen, there may need to be a change in the city’s zoning laws. That’s what Holton resident Sean Willcott...

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