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The Barta family, which includes (from left) Mason, Tabor, Tonya and Brooks, are opening up their home on 214th Road next Saturday as one of five stops on the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” homes tour.
For the Brooks and Tonya Barta family, Christmas is about traditions, and it’s also about snowmen – lots and lots of snowmen. “I’ve been collecting snowmen since Brooks and I have been married,” Tonya said, who serves as the president and CEO of Farmers State Bank. “I will buy any kind that catches...
Mike Ford’s love of astronomy helped him to launch the Elk Creek Observatory at Holton High School, and the observatory played a major part in the development of the Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory west of Holton. Ford has been named to the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame for 2015.
Mike Ford’s love of astronomy began as a child in the 1950s, when he would watch science fiction programs and movies on television. “It just got my curiosity aroused about the real stories behind some of these things,” said Ford, a former Holton High School teacher and one of this year’s Holton/...
There will be plenty of turkey for those who visit Evangel United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center on Thursday for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer. “We’ve got all the turkey cookers,” Galer said. “I’m going to have four people cooking two...
Santa Claus is coming to Holton’s Town Square with the Christmas Parade of Lights this Friday! The jolly old elf and Mrs. Claus are inviting kids of all ages to the Jackson County Courthouse after the end of the Christmas Parade of Lights to share their holiday wish lists. The Parade of Lights...
The Holton Recorder will be printed a few hours earlier than usual on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The deadline for submitting advertising for the Wednesday paper is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. While the Wednesday edition will be available on the newsracks that evening, the U.S. Postal Service...
An opinion issued by the Kansas Attorney General in recent days that continuous mill levy approval for school district capital outlay funds is unconstitutional has prompted the Holton school board to schedule a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Dennis Stones, superintendent of schools,...
Sentencing for a Mayetta teen charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child has been set for January after the teen entered no contest pleas on two of the three counts Thursday in Jackson County District Court. Weston Hasty, 17, saw one of the three indecent liberties...
Familiar Christmas melodies can be heard in abundance this December as Jackson County schools present their annual Christmas programs. The first program is set for Dec. 1 and that will kick off three weeks of music programs and band and choir concerts. The schedule includes: n 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec...
Judges within the 2nd Judicial District have clarified their stance on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in northeast Kansas. Judge Mike Ireland, who serves Jackson County, said that all the judges within the district held a meeting with Chief District Judge Gary Nafziger on Thursday to...
The home of Andrew and Breann Hinman of rural Holton was destroyed in an early Saturday fire. Family, friends and community members are rallying around the Hinman family to provide support in the wake of the fire.
An early Saturday fire may have destroyed the home of a rural Holton family, but family and friends have helped them to begin recovery efforts in earnest, it was reported. The home of Andrew and Breann (Young) Hinman and their two children — Brooklyn, 2, and Kellan, 5 months — was declared a total...

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