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New businesses, special elections and notable anniversaries dominated The Holton Recorder headlines in 1970. Some of the top stories reported 50 years ago included: * W. Bill Mercer was named the president of the Holton Chamber of Commerce.  * For the first time in several years, Jackson County...
With the implementation of “Phase 1.5” of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to reopen the state, hair salons like Ginger Snips on the south side of Holton’s Town Square were able to reopen this past Monday for appointments only. Staff members donned face masks to welcome back their customers that day...
Holton High School will be hosting a Cruise Night from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, to honor the graduating Class of 2020, it has been reported. Each senior family is encouraged to decorate their car (ex. window chalk, balloons, etc.) to celebrate their senior and cruise the Square...
This afternoon, Gov. Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-32, which establishes a new phase to the “Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of...
Five employees at the Johnsonville sausage plant have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the past week, prompting the plant to temporarily halt operations starting this afternoon (Wednesdasy), a Johnsonville spokesperson said yesterday. The five confirmed COVID-19 cases increased the...
Many people utilized Holton’s Countryside Park during Gov. Laura Kelly’s stay-at- home order to get some fresh air and get outside their house. Recently, Bob Dewater of Denison (shown above) flew some of his model airplanes at the park. Dewater said he has been flying model plans for 40 years as...
In the photo at above left, Royal Valley High School senior Jessica Rose (left), who received first place in The Hol ton Recorder’s Mother’s Day essay contest, is shown with her mother, Sheri, who died in March. And in the photo at above right, Jackson Heights High School freshman Mallori Mulroy (left), named honorable mention in the contest, is shown with her mother, Janice.
Local high school students submitted essays for The Holton Recorder’s 13th annual Mother’s Day essay contest. This year’s theme was “My Mother Is My Hero Because...” This year’s contest was open to high school students. Students at Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley schools submitted essays...
Jackson County's plan for reopening its economy closely mirrors the plan issued on Thursday by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly for the state. But the county plan, issued on Friday by Jackson Health Officer Angela Reith, adds two specifics for businesses that serve "prepared food or drink," including...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s detailed framework for gradually, safely reopening the Kansas economy and getting Kansans back to work if social distancing guidelines are maintained was spotlighted in a televised address on Thursday, it was reported. Gov. Kelly’s framework, “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen...
Incumbent Bob Dieckmann (Republican) has filed for re-election to position three on the Holton City Commission, according to the Jackson County Clerk’s Office. This position, as well as position five on the city commission, will be included in the Aug. 4 primary election and the Nov. 3 general...

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