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Holton Mayor Robert Dieckmann was in attendance at a Beck Bookman Library board meeting on Tuesday, May 21 when the city’s tornado sirens began to sound, prompting Holton residents in the area to seek shelter at the Public Safety Building. “I heard you could not get another person in there,”...
Recent showers and thunderstorms have dumped more than nine inches of rain on Holton in May, filling Prairie Lake, Elkhorn Lake and Banner Creek Reservoir — but not yet to an extent where flooding is a major concern, according to Holton Water and Wastewater Superintendent Dennis Ashcraft. As of...
Former Royal Valley teacher Justin Moore will serve as the new principal at Royal Valley Elementary School after board action last week. During a special board of education meeting last Tuesday, the board approved several employee resignations, as well as new employment contracts. Moore worked at...
A total of 38 Jackson County residents have filed for positions on area school boards, city councils and the Meadowlark Extension District Governing Board. The deadline to file as a candidate for the Nov. 5 general election was noon on Monday, and several candidates are running for the same...
Top stories in the Monday, May 20 Holton Recorder include: • High school graduations in the Jackson County area continue as Jackson Heights honors its 50th graduating class and Holton High School’s Class of 2019 remembers one of its own who died during the past school year. • Plans for a new rock...
May brings graduations and young adults who are eager to move out on their own. But an array of choices await: everything from shopping on a budget to choosing the right foods and getting enough exercise requires knowledge and planning, and parents or mentors may no longer be close by to help....
Holton Elementary School’s third-graders donned party hats — and other kinds of hats — for their spring concert last Tuesday in the Holton High School auditorium. The headgear was key to the musical presented by the class, titled “Hats! A Musical That Celebrates What’s Underneath.” (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in today’s (Monday, May 6) edition of The Holton Recorder include: • A proposed wetland project at Banner Creek Reservoir was given preliminary local approval at a recent Jackson County Commission meeting. We’ll have more about plans to establish a wetland at the reservoir, as well as...
The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, in the Jackson County Courtyard.
The St. Marys Church at St. Benedict will host the Emporia State University A Cappella Choir and the Emporia Chorale at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th. The ESU A Cappella Choir, the auditioned mixed choir, and the Emporia Chorale, Emporia's community chorus, will be in concert performing Gabriel...
Congressman Steve Watkins (at left in photo above) paid a special visit to Holton Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon to discuss “smart savings” with fourth-grade students at the school. Watkins teamed up with Denison State Bank to demonstrate the benefits of saving money for a rainy day. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Top stories in the Monday, April 22 edition of The Holton Recorder: • Holton’s middle and high schools have been selected to take part in the fourth phase of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Find out what that means in today’s edition; also, learn more about an informational meeting...

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