Opinion

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...
About 500 people were on hand at the Holton Town Square on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, to watch the 15th annual Christmas Parade of Lights. A light drizzly rain started to fall after the Christmas parade was over. There were several beautifully-lit reglious floats in the parade, thanks to the efforts...
Excuse me, but is now a good time to remind you that this was the fifth time in U.S. history reportedly that the candidate with the most votes in a presidential election was not elected president by the Electoral College? The framers of the Constitution adopted the Electoral College, which gives...
  The United States of America is in trouble. Even middle school age children sense it. At a mock election held recently at Mayetta, featuring the two presidential frontrunners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Royal Valley...
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has pledged its support for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, along with about 100 other Indian nations, as it protests the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The $4 billion crude oil Dakota Access Pipeline currently being constructed is expected to stretch more than 1...
The Great Saturday Sampler Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 around the Holton Town Square! The local chili cook-off has been a fun, fall tradition in the community since 1999.  The Holton Recorder sponsored the event last year and will sponsor it again this year. Last year, proceeds...
The Labor Day holiday coming up on Monday is, in my opinion, one of the most important federal holidays because it acknowledges that it takes the honest day’s work of all people in all honorable fields, crafts, professions and endeavors to make this country great. Labor Day was created by the labor...
President Barack Obama’s administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to the government of Iran seven months ago was, indeed, contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners after all. Earlier, the Obama administration had refused to acknowledge any link at all between...
After state governors have finished their terms of office, they automatically become part of a small, elite group of former leaders in the state and you rarely hear or learn about one of them knocking the current one, even if they are from different political parties. That is, until now, in Kansas...
The construction of the new Holton Elementary School for grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade has entered its final stretch. The construction work is on schedule and everything should be ready to go on the first day of classes. An open house at the new school is tentatively planned for 2 p.m...

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