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Four longtime staff members at Royal Valley are retiring at the end of the school with a combined 89 years of service in the district.  Jan Shenk is retiring as a first-grade teacher from RVES.  “I’ve taught for the RV district my entire teaching career of 35 years,” Shenk said. “I’ve taught second...
Heather Hundley will serve as the principal of Royal Valley Middle School next school year after the USD 337 Board of Education approved the contract during a special meeting Sunday. Prior to the RV graduation ceremony, members of the board of education held a special meeting to approve several...
Royal Valley Board of Education President Cindy Broxterman (right) presented a high school diploma to Chaley Lemmon on Sunday - one of 49 seniors from the Class of 2018 - as Superintendent Aaric Davis looked on. Also shown in the photo are RVHS Vice President John Martin in the background, who read the names of all the graduates, and senior Dawson Lyming (far left) who was next to receive his diploma. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Forty-nine Royal Valley High School seniors graduated on Sunday – Mother’s Day – at the high school gym. “We know without your soft encouragement or harsh tones, some of these seniors wouldn’t be here today,” RVHS Principal Jim Holloman said, addressing all the mothers in attendance. Members of the...
Jackson County’s Banner Creek Reservoir Department and the Holton Fitness Center are sponsoring a run in June in memory of three community members and longtime runners while also raising funds for a future community building at the reservoir. The Ron and Scott Strader and Tom Davies Memorial 5K run...
The Holton schools’ band concert is headed outside this Thursday as students in grades 5-12 will perform on the east side of the Jackson County Courthouse. Jayme Malsom, Holton band director, said the “Pops Concert On The Square” will start at 6:30 p.m. with the high school jazz ensemble, followed...
Graduating Jackson Heights seniors (from left to right) Dawson Boell, Grace Bowhay, Charlie Burks, Dalton Chartier and Hanna Davault listen to the valedictory remarks of classmate Braden Dohl during JHHS commencement ceremonies on Sunday. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
For the 32 members of Jackson Heights High School’s graduating class of 2018 and their families and friends, Sunday afternoon provided an opportunity to look back at the past 13 years while looking ahead to the future. Commencement speeches from co-valedictorians Braden Dohl, Kate Lierz and Hanna...
Three Missouri residents charged with several thefts from different department stores in a four-state area, including the Walmart in Holton, will face sentencing in mid-June on reduced charges, it was reported in Jackson County District Court. Raven A. Neece, 36, and Joshua B. Thigpen, 31, each...
A former volunteer firefighter charged with setting a series of grass fires in southwestern Jackson County earlier this year was given a 180-day jail sanction as a condition of probation on Friday in Jackson County District Court. In passing down the sentence on Jacob Grant, 27, of Mayetta,...
More than 70 area students submitted essays for The Holton Recorder’s 11th annual Mother’s Day essay contest. This year’s theme was “What My Mom Means To Me.” Students at Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley schools submitted essays.  Quinn Kennedy, 17, a junior at Holton High School, took...
Holton’s municipal swimming pool in Rafters Park is entering its ninth decade of keeping area kids of all ages cool during the hot summer months, and the Holton City Commission is interested in adding attractions to the pool to maintain public interest in the historic structure. During the...

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Holton, KS 66436
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