Opinion

Here in Holton and Jackson County, much of what’s good about our country today, I think, is reflected in our normal, everyday lives. Some times, however, it is easy to take it for granted. Take summer, for example. Summer in a small town means things like kids swimming at the local pool to cool off...
In the first months of 1967, January through May, leading up to the graduation of the local high school classes, the following news made headlines in The Holton Recorder: *United Telephone to upgrade rural phone services to reduce party lines *Dial phones planned for Mayetta and Denison *Lake Nebo...
President Donald Trump and members of his administration are intensifying their efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, it has been reported. It’s a matter of national defense and national security. The Trump administration...
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...

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