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On a vote of 6-1 here Monday night at the high school library, the Holton school board voted to return to a school policy making mask wearing optional inside all school buildings for all pre-K through 12th grade students and all staff and to also make provisions for those in close contact of a...
The Royal Valley Board of Education will continue to require face masks in school buildings.  During the RV B.O.E meeting on Monday evening, members learned that district administrators and staff members are working to secure a grant to test “close contact” students and teachers in order to keep...
The 100th anniversary of the construction of the Jackson County Courthouse building will be celebrated during Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 9, with a rededication ceremony and tours of the historic building. The Jackson County Commissioners will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony outside on the...
Retired Marine Lt. Col. Nancy Fontaine of Holton was one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Linscott Park, sharing her experiences as an employee at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, when a commercial jetliner was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon’s west side. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
In the months after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, America “changed in a good way,” coming together to stand as one nation in defiance of enemy forces that wanted to see the country in ruins, Holton resident Erich Campbell said. “Everywhere you looked there were American...
The Holton City Commission will soon be back at full strength with the appointment of a local health clinic administrator to fill a vacancy on the commission. Eric Bjelland (pictured), who has served as the facility director at Holton Family Health Center for 14 years, was approved on Tuesday as...
Bob and Kelly Gay, who are shown above at left and right, are opening The Great Pumpkin Farm on Sept. 18 off of 190th Road north of Mayetta. The couple are shown above with their granddaughter, Juliet Brackenbury, who helps out on the farm.
Families looking for some fun this fall season will find a host of activities at The Great Pumpkin Farm north of Mayetta. Five acres of Bob and Kelly Gay’s farm at 14805 190th Rd. is being transformed into a pumpkin farm that will also feature a petting zoo, obstacle courses, zip lines, wagon rides...
Remembrances from local military veterans will be the focus of a Saturday morning ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil that changed the nation forever. John Chiles, who serves as commander of Holton’s Mary L. Bair American Legion Post...
Local reactions to the completed 2020 U.S. Census have varied as some parts of Jackson County — and the county as a whole — have seen population declines in the past 10 years while others have seen modest increases. “We’re glad to see that we have grown a little bit,” Holton City Manager Kerwin...
Qing Fa Lin and his wife, Min, are the new owners of China Restaurant in Holton.
China Restaurant in Holton is under new ownership. Qing Fa Lin, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 14 years, and his family arrived in Holton in early August to take over the restaurant, which had been owned and operated by Jessica Li and Eason Yang for the past five years. Previously,...
A mask mandate for all students and staff that took effect on Monday, Aug. 23, at Royal Valley is continuing after a 6-0 vote by the USD 337 Board of Education during their meeting on that same Monday. More than 45 district patrons attended the board meeting at the district office in Mayetta that...

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