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Despite COVID-19 restrictions in place during the school year, members of the Jackson County Communities That Care Coalition continued their efforts to reduce tobacco and drug use at their schools, as well as raise awareness about seatbelt use and bullying. During the Jackson County Commission...
Preliminary results from an investigation into the recent house explosion that left a Holton man dead and severely injured his wife revealed that the explosion likely stemmed from a propane leak, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said on Monday. The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Jackson...
A rural Holton man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a Monday evening explosion at their residence about four miles north of Holton, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse. Billy “Lu” Griffiths, 61, who was currently employed as Banner Creek Reservoir director, was pronounced dead...
A Holton man whose conviction on charges of rape and other alleged sex-related crimes in two criminal cases was overturned on appeal in 2019 pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery on Friday in Jackson County District Court, according to Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller....
Twenty years ago, in 2001, Holton city officials were looking into the development of a 13-acre plot of land at the southern edge of the city into a new park where young people from the area could play soccer. They were also looking for someone to lead a new soccer program as the city’s parks and...
A memorial is being erected at Holton Community Hospital this summer to honor those who have died due to COVID-19. Becky Bratcher of Holton and her family are organizing the memorial as a tribute to Becky’s husband, Rocky, and many others who have died as the result of the coronavirus. Bratcher is...
Gov. Laura Kelly recently announced that, due to increasing evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for young people, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now be available to those ages 12 and older in Kansas. “Health experts’ thorough, deliberate review process demonstrates that...
After a little more than a year of offering general transportation services here in Jackson County, the Northeast Kansas Area on Aging (NEKAAA) is looking to expand. Karen Wilson, NEKAAA executive director, and Justina Cockerham, NEKAAA transit coordinator, met with the Jackson County Commissioners...
High School By Kryndon Proffitt Freshman at Jackson Heights High School (Mother: Tonya Proffitt) I was born back on April 27, 2005. My mother already had my sister for about five years before I was born. So you can say she already knew how to take care of a handful. Although I was a little bit of a...
Low supply and high demand for lumber have driven up building supply prices in the past year, but that’s not slowing the construction of new houses or putting the brakes on all do-it-yourself projects — or dampening optimism that prices could come back down as the U.S. economy returns to pre-...

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