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Mayetta’s city sales tax will be increased by half a percentage point following yesterday’s special election, in which city electors voted to increase the sales tax, it has been reported. According to unofficial election results, the vote count was 21-5 in favor of increasing the city’s sales tax...
The aftermath of the mid-February cold snap that brought double-digit sub-zero temperatures to a huge swath of the country is starting to hit in the form of excessively high electric and natural gas bills — and many communities are finding that impact may be too much to bear without government...
When Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly reinstated the Kansas Main Street program in late 2019, 25 communities that had been part of the program — including Holton — were “grandfathered back into” the program, according to Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce executive director Ashlee York. Last year,...
Sam (Eubanks) Correll has opened Finer Than A Frog Hair Bar & Grill at 113 Central Ave. in Denison.
Sam (Eubanks) Correll has opened Finer Than A Frog Hair Bar & Grill at 113 Central Ave. in Denison (a longtime bar and grill location) and is serving up a variety of entrees, breakfast plates and homemade desserts. Correll purchased the restaurant, formerly known as Racks & Reels Bar &...
The Oak Roots restaurant at Hotel Josephine is open, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Shown in the photo above in the restaurant’s dining area are (from left) Chef Aspen Cripps, Sara Fox (hotel owner) and Tracer Fox (hotel manager). (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Oak Roots restaurant recently opened at the historic Hotel Josephine in Holton offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Our family had lightly discussed opening a farm-to-table style steakhouse in the area for a couple of years, and when Hotel Josephine came available with such historic, intimate...
The Royal Valley Board of Education is considering using some federal COVID-19 funds received this year to make much-need improvements to the HVAC system at the elementary school in Hoyt.  During the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Superintendent Aaric Davis outlined funds the district has...
Cliff Givens (left) and P.J. Oldehoeft of Holton’s water and sewer department spent Monday morning, Feb. 22 cleaning out a riser that goes down to a water service line valve on the south side of Holton’s Town Square that was involved in a water line break over the weekend. City water employees and area plumbers noted a significant number of water line breaks due to recent cold weather, it was reported. (Photo by Brian Sanders)
It’s a cold fact of nature that freezing temperatures can do some serious damage to water lines, large and small, as a number of Holton residents and business owners were reminded with the recent deep-freeze. But about 18 businesses in Holton that require more water than others have been allowed to...
It’s been a little more than 40 years since Gale Gakle joined the Holton Police Department as a dispatcher. Since then, Gakle has moved up the ranks in the department, serving the Holton community today as its chief of police. “I’ve loved working here,” he said. “I probably wouldn’t have done this...
Replacing the Holton Fire Department’s primary fire engine has been identified by Holton city officials as a priority in recent years, although the projected cost of a new fire engine has been the main obstacle for the city to overcome. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that...
A Holton man charged with second-degree murder in the September 2018 shooting death of his father will spend the next 10 years in prison, it was noted in Jackson County District Court. Derrick G. Bohnenkemper, 51, was sentenced on Friday to 155 months — one month short of 13 years — in prison by...

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