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Kansans are now paying less tax at the grocery store as the state tax rate on food dropped from four to two percent on Monday. During the 2022 Legislative session, lawmakers passed the “Axe The Food Tax” bill, which phases out the state tax on food at the grocery store. At the start of 2023, the...
In the photo above, Holton High School seniors Natalie Willcott (at left) and Braun Teter (at right) were named winter royalty queen and king during the HHS wrestling dual against Spring Hill.
In the photo above, Holton High School seniors Natalie Willcott (at left) and Braun Teter (at right) were named winter royalty queen and king during the HHS wrestling dual against Spring Hill.  
Jill Tosh of Holton’s Quality Monuments describes herself as “very much a people person.” “I love to listen to people,” said Tosh, who took over as office manager at Quality Monuments on Nov. 1. “I’ve always tended to be someone that anyone can just kind of unload upon, and when you’re dealing with...
Jackson County residents are reminded that their current burn permit expires at the start of the New Year. County residents are required to obtain a new free burn permit for 2024 as the county’s current permits expire on Sunday. Since 2015, county burn permits expire every two years on Dec. 31 of...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (center) unveiled her latest proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas last Thursday in the lobby at Holton Community Hospital. The Cutting Healthcare Costs For All Kansans Act includes a work requirement for Medicaid enrollees. Also shown in the photo is Carrie Lutz, HCH CEO, at far right. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Gov. Laura Kelly was at Holton Community Hospital last Thursday to unveil her newest proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas.  “Each year I’ve been in office, I have introduced a bill to expand Medicaid with support from both sides of the aisle. This year, we’re going a step further to meet...
A first-degree murder charge against an Auburn man in connec­tion with a May 2021 traffic acci­dent north of Holton that left a Topeka woman dead and four oth­ers injured has been dismissed as part of a plea deal that could still result in a 10-year prison sentence, it has been reported. At an...
Volunteering is an important part of life for Rusty Douglas of rural Mayetta. For several years, Douglas, shown at right, has volunteered his services at the Jackson County Fair’s beef show, helping future generations of Jack­son County farmers and ranchers show their steers and heifers. He’s...
A masterplan will be developed by HTK Architects of Topeka to help guide the Royal Valley Board of Education as it considers how to best use a 98-acre piece of land the district purchased last spring. During the board of education meeting on Monday, the board approved a masterplan proposal from HTK...
Jude and Russel Gentry have opened Sweet Sassy Molassy on Main Street in Mayetta offering homemade baked goods and dinner options six days a week. Sweet Sassy Molassy is located at 128 East Main St. and is open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. “We offer good...
About 90 square miles of land has been transferred from Prairie Hills USD 113 to Jackson Heights USD 335 following two days of mediation proceedings last week, putting an end to discussions between a three-school coalition, including Jackson Heights, and USD 113 on how to transfer land into the...

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