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With passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan, Kansas public schools should receive approximately $1 billion to address COVID-19 related expenses, such as learning loss, according to a news release from the Kansas Association of School Boards. The new bill — called the American Rescue...
Last year, small local businesses that found themselves adversely affected due to COVID-19 pandemic-related closures and slowdowns were able to benefit from Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal government. A second round of PPP funding was launched in January by the U.S. Small...
The road and bridge department is being restructured with a goal of making the county department more efficient, according to the Jackson County Commissioners. The restructuring was announced after Dan Barnett resigned from his position as director of the department after a 10-minute executive...
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...

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