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Holton and Jackson Heights high schools were recently ranked as the top two schools in the Topeka metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best High School rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, it was reported. At...
Republicans Bethany Lee of Holton and Jeff Morrow of Topeka have both filed for the county attorney position, which will be included in the primary and general elections, it has been reported. Lee has been a licensed attorney since 2012, serving 11 of those years as a prosecutor.  She is currently...
Sirena Mick (at right) of Heartland Veterinary Clinic prepares a feral cat for sedation as part of the clinic’s TNR (trap-neuter-release) program for feral cats in the area. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
Eight live cat traps, each one containing at least one cat, were brought Monday morning to Heart­land Veterinary Clinic so that each of the cats inside could be spayed or neutered, given some necessary vaccines and then taken back to the “colonies” where they were found. Clinic co-owner Dr. Amy Sun...
On the morning of April 26, 2023, Virginia Wagner of Lawrence was driving north on U.S. Highway 75 just south of Holton when she noticed “a little four-door black car” coming up behind her at a high rate of speed. “You definitely take notice of a car that’s going that fast,” Wagner said. Wagner,...
Jackson County Youth Coalition representatives from Jackson Heights, Holton and Royal Valley high schools recently shared an annual report with the Jackson County Commissioners. Those shown in the photo above include (front row, from left) Madison Lawson and Emirson Frtiz of Jackson Heights, Alec Frazier, Renn Deters, Emily Lin and Emily Ditzler of Holton, Averie Stithem and Mya Snyder of Royal Valley and (back row, from left) Commissioners Keith Kelly, Dan Brenner and Mark Pruett.
Annual efforts at Jackson County high schools to curb alcohol and drug use were highlighted Monday afternoon during the Jackson County Commission meeting. Members of the Jackson County Communities That Care Coalition (JCCTCC) from Jackson Heights, Holton and Royal Valley schools outlined some of...
It’s been a long-time goal of Holton Parks and Recreation Director Mike Reichle to get a slide or two installed at Holton’s municipal swimming pool, and this summer, Reichle’s hoping to have at least one slide installed before the pool opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend. There’s one hitch...
Although the upcoming visit from more than 700 bicyclists with the 50th-annual Biking Across Kansas (BAK) event to Holton is about a month and a half away, Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce director Ashlee York says plans are being finalized for the Friday, June 14 visit. It’s the fifth...
Holton native Jessica Hubach has a passion for dermatology and serves as an advanced practice registered nurse at KMC Dermatology locations in north Topeka and Manhattan. “I feel like there is something new to learn every day. Not everybody’s skin is the same so I’m constantly learning and seeing...
A proposal by Delaware Watershed Joint District 10 to adopt Holton’s Prairie Lake into its watershed plan is likely to result in repairs to the lake’s flood control structures that the city has been looking at for some time, the Holton City Commission was told at its regular meeting on Monday....
In the photo above, Jackson Heights students Mason Hare (at left) and Jennifer Mellies (at right) arrived to the school’s prom last Saturday evening on dirt bikes and walked the red carpet as family and friends looked on.
In the photo above, Jackson Heights students Mason Hare (at left) and Jennifer Mellies (at right) arrived to the school’s prom last Saturday evening on dirt bikes and walked the red carpet as family and friends looked on.   

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