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Brent T. Warner, 47, of Hoyt died as the result of a rollover crash Friday night in northern Shawnee County, it was reported. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office identified Warner as the driver of a pickup that crashed in the 3500 block of N.W. 86th St., just east of U.S. Highway 75 at 8:20 that...
Wind power is coming to Holton through an agreement between the city and a western Kansas “wind farm,” the Holton City Commission noted during their regular meeting on Monday. According to the agreement, which received commissioners’ unanimous approval during the meeting, the city will receive a...
Patty Sorensen (right), polling volunteer, showed Holton resident Gary Stous how to cast his vote on a new touchscreen voting machine at the First Baptist Church in Holton Tuesday during the general election. The election had an 11.7 percent voter turnout, it was reported. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Nathan McAlister, a former Royal Valley teacher, was elected to the USD 337 Royal Valley Board of Education Tuesday after securing more votes than incumbent Jeff Stithem. A total of 971 registered voters – just 11.7 percent of the total number of registered voters in the county – voted in Tuesday’s...
Veterans Day will be celebrated in Holton with a parade on Friday, Nov. 10, and a special dinner for vets Saturday.  A Veterans Day parade is being planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday around the Holton Town Square, it has been announced.  Line-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade...
A recent Jackson Heights High School graduate was named second in the nation in extemporaneous public speaking during the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., where FFA chapters from all three Jackson County schools earned national recognition. John Kennedy, a 2017 graduate...
From left to right, Jackson Heights High School students Drew Holliday, Kate Lierz, Kassidi Strathman and Hunter Sturgeon act out a scene from “Crumpled Classics,” in which the Romeo and Juliet story plays out over a proposed fast-food merger. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
A handful of classic stories including Romeo and Juliet, the Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein’s monster will be turned into “fractured fairy tales” that high school students can relate to in the hands of Jackson Heights High School’s drama department this weekend. “Crumpled...
Royal Valley High School will present “Hotel Nashville” on Friday and Saturday at the elementary school gym in Hoyt. In this scene, Greta, a knife-wielding chef played by Hanna Allen (left), accuses Mary, played by Noah Spencher (center), and Mary’s grandmother, played by Gabi Simmons (right), of stealing one of her kitchen knives. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
A failing hotel, a knife-wielding chef, geriatric spies and an unscheduled music competition will keep audiences on their toes this weekend as Royal Valley High School presents “Hotel Nashville.” Written and directed by RV’s Stephanie Allen, “Hotel Nashville” centers around Mary, who is struggling...
Veterans Day will be celebrated in Holton with a parade on Friday, Nov. 10, and a special dinner Saturday.  A Veterans Day parade is being planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday around the Holton Town Square, it has been announced.  Line-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade north on New...
A total of 327 requests for coats for Jackson County children in need were fulfilled during Friday’s Coats for Kids event in Holton. “This is our biggest year yet,” said organizer Sarah DeDonder prior to the start of event, which was held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Senior...

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