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Bids for the construction of a new two-story addition at Royal Valley High School came in under budget, and the board of education awarded the project to Shirley Construction of Topeka for a total cost of $3,005,866. During the board of education’s meeting Monday evening, the board met with Maria...
Across the country, inflation has surged to a four-decade high, leading to a decline in donations to food banks that serve lower-income residents already facing a squeeze on their wallets due to the high cost of food, it has been reported. That’s not a good situation for food banks, such as the...
Here are The Holton Recorder Football Pick’Em Contest entries for the week ending Friday, Sept. 2:   1. Aeschliman Construction: Royal Valley at Hiawatha 2. Denison State Bank: Horton at Jackson Heights 3. Beverley Brown Boutique: ACCHS at Valley Falls 4. Champion Pest and Lawn:...
Cities in Jackson County are putting American Rescue Plan Act funds - available through the county - to good use, it has been reported.  Last February, the Jackson County Commissioners announced that each city was eligible to receive up to $25,000 in ARPA funds through the county. The county has...
Supply chain issues are plaguing cities and counties across the country that need certain pieces of equipment to continue to operate smoothly and efficiently, and as the Holton City Commission was reminded on Monday, Aug. 17, the City of Holton is no exception. Commissioners approved a bid of $25,...
The proposed 2023 budget for the City of Holton will generate more than $76,000 in city taxes on a mill levy that remains unchanged from the city’s 2022 budget, it has been reported. That increase in revenue generated on the proposed 59.117-mill levy, unchanged from the city’s 2022 budget, follows...
Jackson Heights art teacher Katie Morris took advantage of a relatively cool Monday afternoon to put some finishing touches on a sunflower mural at Holton’s municipal swimming pool, a project that got started during last month’s Jackson County Art Walk when as many as 35 people were on hand at one...
In late 2007, voters in the Jackson Heights school district approved a $3 million bond issue for construction of a 10-classroom addition to the middle and high school building, with the bond to be paid down over a 20-year period. But because of “excellent accounting and stewardship of taxpayers’...
The proposed county budget for the new year includes a .666-mill levy decrease and pay raises for all full-time county employees. With an $8.6 million increase in the county’s assessed valuation, the new proposed budget will still generate an additional $540,899 in county taxes. The county’s...
What began in 1986 to mark the centennial of Hoyt has continued to grow over the years into a celebration of the southern Jackson County community. This year’s Pride of Hoyt Days, the 35th-annual town festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, promises to keep the celebratory spirit going, according...

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