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Ballots for the 2018 Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal election were mailed to registered voters recently, and 24 candidates have filed for six open positions on the Tribal Council, Gaming Commission and Ethics Commission. Liana Onnen, current Tribal Council Chairperson, is seeking her second four-...
The Holton school district will likely have new and stricter rules for students riding school buses in the fall, following comments made at Monday evening’s school board meeting. New and stricter rules for student attendance are also in the works, it was reported. Bob Davies, superintendent, said...
The disappearance and death of Joan Rebar of Mayetta continues to remain a mystery, and law enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance with the case. “Her cause of death is probably going to be inconclusive,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said Tuesday. Rebar was last seen about 2 a.m...
A 46-year-old agreement between Jackson Heights USD 335 and Jackson County Rural Water District 3 regarding water meters was called into question by members of the RWD 3 board of directors this week, with both sides noting that the agreement needs to be updated. During the USD 335 board of...
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...

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