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Editor’s note: This is the 83rd in a series of stories about past and present Jackson County residents who earned the Purple Heart Medal, which is awarded to military personnel wounded or killed in the line of duty. The names of those profiled in these stories are among those placed on a special...
A parole absconder was captured in Nemaha County Thursday evening after fleeing the Jackson County Courthouse that morning, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew John Shipley, 33, Topeka, was in Jackson County District Court on the third floor of the Courthouse when he was...
March is Sleep Awareness Month, promoted by the national sleep foundation. Sleep Awareness month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of sleep for overall health. Why is sleep important? Sleep has a profound effect on mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. While you are sleeping,...
Darin Johnson of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Holton put ice melt on the store’s parking lot in an effort to clear ice from the lot on Tuesday afternoon following a round of freezing rain earlier that morning. “This ice is just so thick that you can’t keep up with it,” Johnson said. 
Kansas residents who need to renew their driver’s licenses now have the option to upgrade to a Real ID, it has been reported.  By Oct. 1, 2020, every person 18 years of age and older will need a Real ID compliant license or ID card in order to travel on a domestic flight and to enter some federal...
Restoration work in the 600 block of Iowa Avenue will have a continuous four-block section of that street between Fourth and Eighth streets in Holton back in good shape, Holton Street Superintendent Greg Tanking told the Holton City Commission this week. During the commission’s regular meeting —...
For Holton USD 336 Superintendent Bob Davies, figuring out what to do with the former Central Elementary School plays into the district’s vision for the future. On one hand, Davies said it’s been suggested that the old school building could be either sold or used by the district to alleviate issues...
From left to right, Michelle McClintock, Eric Bjelland, David Allen and Gary McKnight got together at Holton Family Health Clinic on Wednesday for a monthly jam session that McKnight said is “good therapy.” The quartet has been playing together for about a year, he said, mainly at the clinic. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
On Wednesday afternoon, the strains of Pure Prairie League’s 1970s hit “Amie” could be heard filling the halls of the Holton Family Health Clinic. But in this particular case, the music was coming from four familiar faces at the clinic — Dr. David Allen, Eric Bjelland, Michelle McClintock and...
The construction of rental cabins at Banner Creek Reservoir continues to be a topic of discussion at Jackson County Commission meetings, along with the construction of a community building on the north side of the reservoir. During a recent commission meeting, John Kennedy, Banner Creek Reservoir...
Two people were found dead in the remains of a Netawaka house that burned Friday morning, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. The cause of the fire, which totally destroyed the house at 421 White Way in Netawaka, is currently under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and...

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