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Foster Ford at Holton wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and has announced its holiday hours. The business will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, and reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27. 
There won’t be as much in funds to distribute from the City of Holton’s Sitzler Fund this year, but members of the Holton City Commission noted that city residents in need during the holiday season would not be left out in the cold. During the commission’s regular meeting on Monday, commissioners...
Members of the USD 113 Prairie Hills Board of Education are looking into the viability of keeping the Wetmore Academic Center open, it has been reported. Prairie Hills includes school campuses at Sabetha, Wetmore and Axtell, and board members have recently been discussing concerns with the Axtell...
David and Connie Powls
Community service is second nature to David and Connie Powls, owners of The Holton Recorder. “This is what good newspapers are supposed to do. They are supposed to better their community. So we figure this is just an extension of our job,” David said of the couple’s hand in establishing several...
Nine-year-old Clay Goodman (center) recently took a toy display to the National Farm Toy Show in Dyersville, Iowa, and took third place in the nation for his age group. Clay is shown with his parents, Jeff (left) and Ashley Goodman, along with some of the toys Clay works with in his displays. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
One of the more eye-popping exhibits at this year’s Jackson County Fair was a “self-determined” display created by Clay Goodman, incorporating scaled-down versions of farm equipment, buildings and livestock to create a scene similar to what goes on at his father’s and grandfather’s farms. But since...
A mural honoring the late Danny Petersen, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, was dedicated last week in Holton. The mural was completed by Sandra Pemberton of Neosho, Mo. in August and depicts Petersen in battle engaging the enemy during the Vietnam War with the words “Our duty is to...
The Roebke House Memorial is looking a little different these days — but what people are seeing is part of an effort to keep the historic Holton structure a destination for history-minded visitors to Jackson County. Recently, a crew from Matthews Construction of Kansas City could be seen tearing...
Gary (left) and Marian Schlaegel will join the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame this February.
The end of the year is usually a busy time for Gary and Marian Schlaegel of rural Whiting, as they and members of their family are usually fielding orders for popcorn, raised, flavored and packaged at their farm northwest of Whiting. In the past, it’s also served as a reminder that tax season is...
An Auburn man has been formally charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 2021 traffic accident that left a Topeka woman dead and four others injured, according to Jackson County District Court records. Robert E. Love Jr. also faces three felony charges of aggravated battery while...
Holton Elementary School Principal Randy Fox is shown at the recent Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon discussing a new volunteer reading program at the school. The luncheon was held at The Courtyard Event Center on the east side of the Holton Square. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Holton Elementary School is launching a new reading program, and volunteers are needed to help listen to or read to students, as well as build healthy relationships with the children, according to HES Principal Randy Fox. Fox and Karla Tanking, district reading specialist, were the featured...

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Holton, KS 66436
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