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Public safety dispatchers are the “true first responders” to any emergency in Jackson County and are “the vital link between those in need and emergency services,” according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. Sheriff Morse and Undersheriff Darrel Chapman recently presented an annual report to the...
Jody Holthaus and Nancy Nelson have recently retired as Meadowlark Extension District agents at the Holton office, it has been reported.  Holthaus retired on Oct. 1 and Nelson retired on Dec. 31.  “Jody led our district livestock and natural resources program. We will miss her many years of...
Holton’s full-time city employees will receive a six-percent across-the-board pay increase for 2022, in line with what the Holton City Commission budgeted for the current year as a cost-of-living allowance, as well as a $10,000 increase in their default life insurance plan, which is paid for by the...
Changes in Kansas’ four Congressional district boundaries that would split Jackson County’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives between the First and Second districts has passed the Kansas Senate and was recommended for approval in the state House of Representatives, it has been...
Holton eighth-grade student Maggie Turner (shown above at right) won the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday at Royal Valley Middle School. Holton sixth-grader Maggie Emert (shown above at left)  was named runner-up. Turner will now compete at the Sunflower State Spelling Bee in March.
Holton eighth-grade student Maggie Turner was named the champion of the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday after successfully spelling the word “Des Moines.” Turner went head-to-head with Holton sixth-grader Maggie Emert for several rounds navigating words such as “Darwinism,” “padre,” “...
The 74th annual meeting of the Jackson County Conservation District will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Holton, 1401 W. Fourth St., it has been reported. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with entertainment by the Legacy Bluegrass Band and a business...
A pair of “good Samaritans” were involved in rescuing two Jackson County residents from a burning pickup after it crashed and caught fire Thursday morning near Denison, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said Friday. “We have not released the names of those who were involved in the initial rescue. We...
With two new members on the USD 335 Board of Education, Jackson Heights District Superintendent Jim Howard noted on Monday that it is a good time for the board to start considering short-term and long-term goals. During Monday’s regular board meeting — the first of 2022 for the board, and the first...
Recent repairs on Banner Road at Holton’s southern edge may have felt like “speed bumps” to drivers, but Holton City Manager Kerwin McKee told the Holton City Commission on Monday that he is looking at funding options for necessary — albeit expensive — asphalt overlay work to smooth things over. At...
It’s time for a new calendar and a new burn permit as the New Year begins in Jackson County. Jackson County residents are required to apply for a new burn permit for 2022 as the county’s previous permits expired on Dec. 31. Since 2015, county burn permits expire every two years on Dec. 31 of every...

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