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In just a few weeks, the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of Jackson County’s 4-H youth bringing out their livestock, food and other projects for all to see at the 97th-annual Jackson County Fair. “We are pretty much back to ‘normal,’ whatever normal is,”...
Bryce Barnett, who is an agricultural lender at The Farmers State Bank, is shown above with his two sons, Colt (at left) and Carston (at right).
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series about young professionals in the Jackson County community who returned to their hometowns after college to build successful careers. By Brian Sanders After earning his master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine College in 2017,...
Teachers will receive a 2.65 percent salary increase as part of new salary negotiations approved Monday night during the Royal Valley Board of Education meeting.  As part of the new contract, the board also agreed to increase the district’s contribution to all employees’ health insurance premiums...
Mid-States Materials plans to expand its rock quarry near Denison, but the Jackson County Commissioners want a few concerns with the quarry addressed before a special use permit is issued to the company for the expansion. Rich Eckert, Cole Anderson and Chad Gerhardt of Mid-State Materials recently...
Assessed valuations on real estate and personal property in Jackson County increased by 5.4 percent this past year. Each school district in the county, as well as all the cities in the county, also noted increases in their assessed valuations. The increase in assessed valuation will help local...
Jackson County area residents will have two options for public fireworks displays this Independence Day weekend. The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual July Jubilee at Banner Creek Reservoir will be held this Saturday, July 2, featuring a fireworks display at dark provided by Jesse...
Motorists who get traffic tickets in Holton will soon be paying more in municipal court fees, according to action taken this week by the Holton City Commission. During the commission’s regular meeting on Monday evening, commissioners approved a charter ordinance raising the city’s court costs from...
More than two years after plans for Holton High School’s first Honor Flight were first put to paper, a group of 16 local veterans and 16 HHS students, past and present, boarded a plane at Kansas City in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 5, for a flight to Washington, D.C. to visit military...
Starting with the 2022-23 school year, Jackson Heights High School students will have the opportunity to play baseball or softball instead of — or in addition to — going out for track in the spring. At the Jackson Heights USD 335 Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, board members...
The ninth season of the Jackson County Community Band is under way — and more local musicians are being invited to join the band, according to Holton High School band director Jayme Malsom. “We always love to have new members. As long as folks have some previous band experience, they are welcome to...

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