Opinion

Congratulations and thanks to the Holton Community Theatre group. The theatre group has now produced four plays, one musical and two children’s musicals here. The establishment of a local community theatre group is a wonderful thing that many other towns of our size across the state and region...
There is no place in a trial for a sleeping judge. A divided Kansas Court of Appeals recently overturned a man’s firearms convictions in Sedgwick County because the judge in the case fell asleep. Daquantrius Johnson was convicted by a jury of criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated assault and...
Sales tax collections in Jackson County were up big time in February from the same month in 2016, according to information released in recent days by the Kan­sas Department of Revenue Jackson County saw its sales tax receipts rise a whopping 12.2 percent from February 2016, when $132,374.08 was...
The Holton Recorder is now scheduling advertising messages and photos for the upcoming special section called “Meet The People’’ that will be published this summer, it has been reported. This popular special section will feature local business profiles, some history about the local businesses,...
Asset forfeiture laws, which give law enforcement agencies the ability to seize property deemed to be instrumental in the perpetration of a crime, are getting increased attention across the country. A total of 12 states now require conviction before forfeiture, according to the Institute of Justice...
The 2017 Kansas Legislature, desperately seeking ways to avoid a state tax increase this year, reportedly is looking at making a withdrawal from the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office’s Unclaimed Property Fund. While the property and cash in the fund belong to Kansas citizens, the state may have some...
One of the most influential people I’ve ever known was born and raised at Hiawatha and was a teacher and coach at Horton before moving to Garnett in 1949. Raymond E. “Coach’’ Meyer, Sr., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Garnett. Because coach Meyer was a long time teacher, coach, mentor and counselor...
Tickets are still available for the 12th annual Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame recognition dinner, set for Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Evangel United Methodist Church Family Life Center! The Chamber’s 2017 Hall of Fame class, including Mike McManigal, Emily Jane Stoll, Margaret...
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set positive goals that you can resolve to reach for every day. As we say good-bye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017, we want to wish all of our readers and business associates a very happy, healthy, joyful and prosperous new year! We have also...
At Christmas time, we give thanks to the community for its unwavering support of us throughout the entire year. We really appreciate it. Thanks to all of our readers for encouraging us in our daily work of chronicling the events big and small taking place among us. Thanks to all of our business...

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