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One “last, big push” for funds is still needed to cover the cost of the spray park planned for Mayetta’s city park, it was reported. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Sunday afternoon for the future home of the 40-foot by 50-foot spray park, and committee members are still seeking $21,000...
Holton Elementary School students will be starting school a little earlier when they return from spring break. After spring break, and for the rest of the school term, HES students will start school at 7:59 a.m. instead of 8:05 a.m., it has been reported. HES needs to make up four hours and three...
The Holton School District USD #336 recently received a report of an alleged threat at Holton Middle School. The administration investigated the threat and determined that is was not a serious or credible threat. The issue has been addressed by the school and has been referred to local authorities...
With construction on the new concrete fitness path at Holton’s Countryside Park under way, the group that set plans for the path in motion is planning a fund-raising event for it, it has been reported. “Paint The Park,” a one-mile fun run and walk in the style of the popular “Color Run,” will be...
Two weeks after a Topeka man led area law enforcement on a three-county manhunt after fleeing the Jackson County Courthouse, the man, now in custody, was ordered to spend five months in jail on a felony charge of interference with law enforcement in connection with the incident. Matthew John...
First District Sen. Dennis Pyle (R-Hiawatha) has sent a letter to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer encouraging the creation of a Kansas State Guard, in part to offer volunteer security assistance in schools, it has been reported. During the 2007 Kansas Legislative session, Sen. Pyle initially introduced...
Local school districts and area colleges and universities will be closed for spring break from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, it has been reported.  All three Jackson County school districts – Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley – as well as students who attend schools in Prairie...
The trial of a Jackson County man accused of alleged sexual crimes involving a 12-year-old girl in August of 2016 has been postponed until June to allow his attorney to review “a considerable amount of material” that was recently introduced into the case, it was noted on Thursday in Jackson County...
The History channel’s “American Pickers” television show is coming to Kansas, and if there’s enough interest, maybe even Jackson County, according to Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce personnel.  Producers for the show have reached out to several communities throughout Kansas and contacted...
Grant funds for construction of a concrete fitness trail at Holton’s Countryside Park have been received by a student group from Holton Middle School, the Holton City Commission noted, and work on the trail is likely to begin this week. During the commission’s regular meeting on Monday,...

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