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New public notice and public hearing requirements enacted this year by the Kansas Legislature will not only require Holton and other cities across Kansas to speed up their budgeting processes for 2022 — they could also result in “a cut in services for most cities” if they choose to stick to those...
Angie Reith, Jackson County local health officer, has resigned from her position due to a personal family matter, it was reported. Reith’s last day is Friday. “It was an extremely difficult decision, but it’s the right one for my family right now,” Reith said of her resignation. “It has been an...
Holton High School’s alumni won’t have an alumni banquet this year, but they — and other graduating classes from Jackson County’s schools — will still have the opportunity to get together with classmates on a float in the annual Alumni Parade, part of this year’s Glory Days celebration. The Alumni...
Candidates have started to file for the Nov. 2 general election, which will include positions on area school boards, city councils and the Meadowlark Extension District council, it has been reported. Incumbent Ann Kelly of Hoyt has filed for re-election to position six on the Royal Valley Board of...
For the last five years, Holton resident Sean Willcott has been looking forward to the day when his beer could be enjoyed by the public at large. That day came last Wednesday, April 21, with the first tappings of First Exposure Wheat, the “maiden brew” of Willcott Brewing Company at Boomers’ Grill...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly recently announced that 10-digit dialing will begin soon in Kansas area codes 785 and 620. This change will make it easier for persons in crisis to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, it has been reported. “Ten-digit dialing will help those in crisis reach the...
Dustin McBride, Holton Middle School technology teacher, is shown at left with a group of seventh-grade students as they work to code a robot to travel through the school. Coding, robotics and 3D printing are some of the options available to HMS students in tech courses offered by McBride. Seventh-graders shown with McBride include Kolbie Noel (front) and (back, from left) Jacob Warner, Andrew Keithley and Kylie Carlsen. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Students at Holton Middle School are given hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technology, such as 3D printers, robotics and virtual simulators, as part of the technology classes available at the school. Dustin McBride, who is in his second year as the technology teacher as HMS, has...
(Note: The following corrects the date and time for the Royal Valley graduation from the April 21 edition.) Last year, Jackson County’s high schools were forced to postpone their graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, high school seniors will collect their diplomas during...
The Holton Recorder is hosting its 14th annual Mother’s Day Youth Essay Contest. The theme of the essay contest is “My Mother, My Hero.” Essays are due Friday, April 30.  The top winning essay in each of the three age divisions will be published in the Wednesday, May 5, edition of The Holton...
On a recent Friday morning at the Soldier Grill, Rosemary Junod could be found preparing four take-out meals of chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes, corn and cookies. “Usually on Wednesdays, we have eight or nine, and on Mondays and Fridays, we have about four or five,” Junod said of the take-...

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