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County songwriter and musician Wynn Varble, known for writing such hits as “Waitin’ On A Woman” and “I’m A Little More Country Than That,” will perform a free concert next Wednesday, July 27, at the Jackson County fairgrounds. Varble will perform from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. that evening at the outdoor...
On a 2-1 vote on Monday, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a new three-year contract with Jackson County EMS for ambulance service in the county starting in January of 2023. Commissioners Dan Brenner and Ed Kathrens voted in favor of the contract, and Commissioner Keith Kelly voted against...
Josie Barrow (at left in the photo above) and Charlotte Cyphers prepared school lunches for families who drove to Holton Elementary School on Monday to pick them up. The meals for the day, part of the school’s summer meal program, included hamburgers and the next day’s breakfast. Summer meals, available for children ages 1-18 at no cost, are being offered at Holton and Royal Valley through Friday, July 29.
Summer youth meal programs in the Holton and Royal Valley school districts have seen good responses this year, according to food service directors in both districts. The Summer Food Service Program, a federally-funded, state-administered program operating under the auspices of the U.S. Department...
Holton Community Theatre will present “Shrek The Musical” this month, as well as host two special events this weekend. Director Shannon Wittmer said the musical features both adults and children, and the cast features more than 30 people.  The musical, based on the movie of the same name, follows...
The Holton school board, acting for the sponsoring school district of the Holton Special Education Cooperative, voted 7-0 here Monday evening to approve the HSEC purchase of the property and building located at 118 E. Fifth St. in Holton for $350,000 plus closing and title costs. “This has been a...
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse is requesting an additional $108,835 in county tax funds to fund the new budgets for the jail and the sheriff’s office. During the Jackson County Commission meeting yesterday, the commissioners met with Sheriff Morse, Undersheriff Darrel Chapman, Jackson County...
Retired Meadowlark Extension District agents Jody Holthaus (left) and Nancy Nelson will serve as grand marshals of this year’s Jackson County Fair Parade, set for Wednesday, July 27. Holthaus and Nelson came to Jackson County in 1988 and were familiar faces around the Extension office until their retirements in late 2021. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
For more than 30 years, Jody Holthaus and Nancy Nelson served the people of Jackson County as Kansas State University Extension agents, providing advice on agricultural and home science topics and working with 4-H kids to build a better Jackson County Fair. This year, Holthaus and Nelson, both of...
Leaders of Holton’s various departments met with the Holton City Commission yesterday to present their budget requests for 2023, with most department heads saying that proposed budget increases are symptomatic of fuel and other prices going up. During the meeting — held a day later than usual due...
Royal Valley Elementary School is getting new playground equipment and an outdoor classroom area this fall after action taken during the recent board of education meeting. The board is also moving forward with replacing the roof on two portions of RVES. Superintendent Aaric Davis reported that...
Two local businesses have offered to cover the first 50 admission fees on Wednesdays and Thursdays through the end of July at Holton’s municipal swimming pool in Rafters Park — and that means the first 50 people who come to the pool any day of the week will be admitted free. GNB Holton has offered...

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