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Jackson County 4-H kids and others looking to enjoy carnival rides and games at this year’s Jackson County Fair will have to wait until the week after the fair is over. Jackson County Fair Association secretary Deb Dillner reported Friday that the fair board learned last week that “there was a...
At the end of 2017, Holton resident Jacob Ewing had been sentenced to a total of more than 34 years in prison after juries in two different Jackson County District Court trials found Ewing guilty of sex-related crimes and other offenses. But after Ewing’s conviction in one of the trials was...
The 16th annual Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame banquet was held June 16 at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex exhibition hall. Those inducted this year into the Hall of Fame included (shown above, from left) Tim Morris, Carrie Saia and Brooks Barta. Jay and Rogette Branam...
July Jubilee is back this year after COVID-19 precautions canceled last year’s activities. The annual event, which is hosted by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, at Banner Creek Reservoir and will feature music, vendors and activities that...
Assessed valuations on real estate and personal property in Jackson County increased by 3.36 percent this past year. Each school district in the county also noted increases in their assessed valuations, as well as several cities in the county. The increase in assessed valuation will help local...
Four-year-old Jackson Kibbee of Holton made some cotton candy recently with the help of Banner Creek Science Center volunteer Holly Wendorff as part of the science center’s “Summer Of Science” promotion. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Outside the Banner Creek Science Center southwest of Holton recently, nine-year-old Emberly Stout of Holton brushed the hair on the back of Petey, a miniature horse that was one of two animals that Gary Baldridge of Holton’s G&C Petting Zoo brought to the science center that day. “The more you...
As we age, we may focus on negatives such as new aches and pains. But age also brings some advantages, including time and resources that can help us focus on our health and quality of life.  Upon enrolling into Medicare Part B at age 65, beneficiaries are eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime...
Having a source of solar energy to help power Holton’s homes and businesses would be good for the city’s “portfolio” of power sources, Electrical Production Superintendent Ira Harrison told the Holton City Commission during its regular meeting on Monday. Harrison and the city commissioners touched...
Jacqie Spradling, the Iola attorney hired in 2017 to prosecute the trials against Jacob Ewing that year in Jackson County District Court, should be disbarred over “prosecutorial misconduct” in the Ewing trials and in another high-profile trial conducted in Shawnee County, according to a...
Face masks are now optional at Royal Valley schools following a 4-3 vote during the RV Board of Education’s retreat last week. The new policy took effect on June 7. At the board’s retreat on Wednesday, June 2, at RVHS in Hoyt, board member Ann Kelly made a motion to make the district’s face...

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