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It’s been more than two decades since the City of Holton last updated its comprehensive land use plan, and Holton City Manager Teresa Riley believes it’s past time for an update. On Monday, the Holton City Commission authorized Riley to solicit proposals for an update of the city’s comprehensive...
For about 12 years, the lowest pool level recorded at Banner Creek Reservoir was 63 inches — five feet, three inches — below normal. That record was broken in mid-March, when the reservoir saw its level drop to 64 inches below normal, and drizzly rain received in recent days isn’t expected to help...
On Monday, April 8, the second solar eclipse in a year will cross North America — a total solar eclipse much like the one that was experienced in this area back in August of 2017, it has been reported. Jackson County residents who still have their eclipse-viewing glasses stashed away from that...
First, second and fourth-grade students at Royal Valley Elementary School had the opportunity to play arcade games created by third-graders at school to earn tickets for a chance to win several prizes. Here, third-grader Gannon Herbers (left) is shown explaining his arcade game, “Lighty Brighty,” to first-grader Korianna Ribelin. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Royal Valley third-grade students developed and built their own cardboard arcade games this semester to raise funds for a good cause. The third annual project was spearheaded by the third-grader teachers at Royal Valley – Elizabeth VanHoutan, Chanity Daily and Ronette Oestreich – and the students’...
Jackson County is faring about the same as the average county in Kansas for health factors and outcomes, and better than the average county in the nation. That’s according to the annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, compiled by The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute...
New graduation requirements were approved for the Class of 2028 and beyond at Royal Valley following action Monday evening by the board of education.  The state has approved new graduation requirements, which Cassie Geis, RVHS principal, outlined during the board meeting. Instead of four credits of...
Joe Pruett of Holton (shown above at top right) recently opened Easy Choice Plumbing and Pipe, a “veteran-owned, family-run business.” Shown with Pruett are wife Cheyenne (top center), son Wyatt (top left) and daughters Tillie (front center) and Nova (front right).
After 10 years of working as a commercial plumber and pipefitter for McElroy’s in Topeka, Joe Pruett of Holton decided to strike out on his own. “My wife and I had talked about it, and I’d kicked around the idea,” Pruett said of opening his own business, Easy Choice Plumbing and Pipe. “I liked the...
About 12 percent of registered Republican voters and 8.3 percent of registered Democrat voters in Jackson County participated in yesterday’s Presidential Preference Primary election here, which saw former President Donald Trump (Rep.) and current President Joe Biden (Dem.) receiving the most votes...
Scott Bartlett (shown above) has recently installed some vintage gasoline pumps, signs and gas pump globes at his former business, Scott’s Shop, along Vermont Avenue in Holton.
Before Scott Bartlett purchased the building at 326 Vermont Avenue that became known as Scott’s Shop, it had been the site of a gas station, owned or leased by several different people through the years. Bartlett — who’s been semi-retired for “about four or five years” but still comes down to the...
Plans to expand U.S. Highway 75 north of Holton to four lanes moved forward on Thursday, March 7, when Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that those plans have been added to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s IKE Development Pipeline and that $126 million in state funds has been earmarked for...

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