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“Can I change your mind? Can I get you to change your mind?” Those questions have been asked a lot of Dr. Joel Hutchins in recent months, he said, given his plans to retire as one of the area’s top physicians after more than 35 years of service to the Holton and Jackson County community. Dr....
Kansas Sen. Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha announced recently that he is running for governor. “Due to the continual gross negligence in protecting and assisting citizens, my family and I have decided it is in the best interest of our state that I pursue running for governor to enact solutions to stop the...
The Jackson County Commissioners have received two bids for ambulance services in Jackson County starting in 2023, it has been reported.   The commissioners solicited bids from Techs, Inc., which operates Jackson County EMS (and currently serves the county), and Global Medical Response, Inc. of...
A rumor that the recent Holton High School alumni banquet might be the last one spurred Jackie Sommers of Topeka and her four siblings — all of whom graduated from HHS — to return to their alma mater and former hometown to relive their “glory days” over Memorial Day weekend. “I just thought the...
U.S. Senator Dr. Roger Marshall and five sheriffs from Kansas visited the southern border in Texas recently to discuss the immigration and drug crisis. Here, Sen. Marshall (at left) is shown with Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse (center) and Shawnee County Sheriff Brian Hill (at right) on a heavily-armed boat on the Rio Grande with members of the Texas Department of Public Safety. (Submitted photo)
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse has visited the southern border in Texas several times, but his recent trip with U.S. Senator Dr. Ron Marshall and four other Kansas sheriffs shed new light on the growing immigration crisis. “It was very eye-opening. Things have gotten from bad to worse,” Sheriff...
For the past year, recent Royal Valley High School graduate Karlie Albright has served as the president of her school’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter and as vice president of the state FFA organization’s Northeast district. On Friday, June 3, Albright was elected to serve as president of...
The legacy of the late Carl Bruce was education, as evidenced by his years as a teacher and administrator for Kansas City USD 500 and the honor paid him by the district in naming the school where he’d served as a principal for 18 years after him. But before he became known as an educator, Carl...
Republican Jeff Morrow, 38, of Topeka was appointed the new Jackson County Attorney during a special convention of the local Republican committee on May 26. Morrow has served as the assistant Jackson County Attorney, while Shawna Miller was county attorney, for the past two and a half years and...
Plans for a new community building at Banner Creek Reservoir are headed back to the drawing board after officials reviewed the submitted bids for the construction of the building yesterday (Tuesday). Four bids for the construction of a community building at the reservoir were opened during...
A payroll increase for Jackson County Sheriff’s Office personnel has been requested as the county commissioners continue to discuss the new 2023 county budget. During a recent Jackson County Commission meeting, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse and Undersheriff Darrel Chapman requested $133,845 for...

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