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   Each city is eligible to receive up to $25,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds through the county following recent action taken by the Jackson County Commission. The commissioners – Ed Kathrens, Dan Brenner and Keith Kelly – agreed to allocate $25,000 in ARPA funding to each of the nine cities...
Recently-completed sewer line point repairs in Holton took a little longer — and cost a little more than planned — due to extensive repairs needed on a sewer interceptor line at the south edge of the city, members of the Holton City Commission were told during their regular meeting on Monday...
“We can do better.” That’s how Kansas Senator Dennis Pyle views the “Ad Astra 2” Congressional redistricting map, which splits Jackson County into two Congressional districts and received the Kansas Senate’s approval before going on to the House of Representatives, where the map was approved...
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 4 heard oral arguments on whether the former Shawnee County prosecutor who served as a special prosecutor for the Jacob Ewing trials in 2017 should lose her license to practice law. At issue was a recommendation from the Office of Disciplinary Administration...
Public safety dispatchers are the “true first responders” to any emergency in Jackson County and are “the vital link between those in need and emergency services,” according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. Sheriff Morse and Undersheriff Darrel Chapman recently presented an annual report to the...
Jody Holthaus and Nancy Nelson have recently retired as Meadowlark Extension District agents at the Holton office, it has been reported.  Holthaus retired on Oct. 1 and Nelson retired on Dec. 31.  “Jody led our district livestock and natural resources program. We will miss her many years of...
Holton’s full-time city employees will receive a six-percent across-the-board pay increase for 2022, in line with what the Holton City Commission budgeted for the current year as a cost-of-living allowance, as well as a $10,000 increase in their default life insurance plan, which is paid for by the...
Changes in Kansas’ four Congressional district boundaries that would split Jackson County’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives between the First and Second districts has passed the Kansas Senate and was recommended for approval in the state House of Representatives, it has been...
Holton eighth-grade student Maggie Turner (shown above at right) won the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday at Royal Valley Middle School. Holton sixth-grader Maggie Emert (shown above at left)  was named runner-up. Turner will now compete at the Sunflower State Spelling Bee in March.
Holton eighth-grade student Maggie Turner was named the champion of the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday after successfully spelling the word “Des Moines.” Turner went head-to-head with Holton sixth-grader Maggie Emert for several rounds navigating words such as “Darwinism,” “padre,” “...
The 74th annual meeting of the Jackson County Conservation District will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Holton, 1401 W. Fourth St., it has been reported. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with entertainment by the Legacy Bluegrass Band and a business...

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