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A new handrail system is being added to the bleachers at the Royal Valley High School football stadium and gymnasium to improve safety for district patrons at a total cost of $48,221. At the Royal Valley USD 337 Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Superintendent Aaric Davis outlined the new...
Fund-raising for a new vortex slide at Holton’s municipal swimming pool is going slowly, according to Holton City Manager Kerwin McKee. McKee noted that more than $200 was raised in free-will donations at the pool’s 2018 opening on May 26, but that amount is far less than the $24,000 proposed by...
As part of the Kansas Legacy Run, American Legion Riders from across Kansas stopped on Friday morning at the Purple Heart monument at Holton’s Linscott Park to pay tribute to the late Pfc. Cody Baker and other fallen soldiers from the area. In the photo above, Baker’s parents, Candy (left) and Mike (center) McManigal are shown during the ceremony along with Theardies “T-Man” Fisher of Wichita. About 40 motorcycle riders participated in the run that went through Holton. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
About 40 motorcycle riders stopped at Holton’s Linscott Park on Friday morning to honor area fallen soldiers as part of the American Legion Riders’ fourth annual Kansas Legacy Run. The group of riders, who were traveling from Topeka, were escorted into town by Jackson County Sheriff Office...
Ballots for the fall general election and the August primary election have been set as many are seeking national, state and local positions. The primary is Tuesday, Aug. 7, and the general election will follow on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Several candidates have filed for the U.S. Second District...
Summer chip-and-seal projects for county roads have been set and include covering three new stretches of roads. The plan also includes building up several other roads in preparation for chip-and-seal next year. At a recent Jackson County commission meeting, the commissioners approved a bid of $1.69...
It’s been a quarter of a century since a small group of bluegrass and old-time country music aficionados from the Holton area and around northeastern Kansas first got together for a couple of days at Prairie Lake northeast of Holton to play a little music. Twenty-five years later, campers are...
The Holton Police Department continues to advise area citizens to lock and remove valuable items from their vehicles at night in the wake of more automobile burglaries and thefts occurring in recent days. Several area citizens have reported the break-ins, which reportedly occurred between the hours...
More than 200 quilts will be on display in downtown Holton on Saturday for the fifth annual Quilts In The Courtyard event. The outdoor quilt show, which is hosted by Quilting On The Square, will take place in the courtyard of the Jackson County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Fifty special...
The city of Denison is hosting “Smokin’ For The Park” on Saturday – a barbecue competition and car show – to raise funds for city park improvement. Members of the Denison City Parks and Recreation committee are organizing the event, which will also include a parade and a meal, to raise funds to...
Free lunches are available for local children each weekday this month at the commons area of Holton Elementary School, it has been announced. From 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, children 18 years of age and younger will be able to receive a shelf stable meal that includes a protein, a...

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