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Stithem’s Hoyt Services & Tire in Hoyt noted the station’s 25 years in business. Those shown here are (from left) manager Jerry Thornburg and owners Jeff and Brenda Stithem. (Photo by Ali Holcomb)
Full-service gas stations are few and far between these days but community support has kept Stithem’s Hoyt Services & Tire in business for 25 years. “I opened it up because the town needed it,” said owner Jeff Stithem. “I never dreamed what it would be. Our goal is to provide a service to the...
Mike Reichle
On Saturday mornings in the spring and fall, Holton’s Countryside Park, located at the southern edge of the city, is jam-packed with young fans of soccer and their families — and every one of those kids on the park’s soccer fields brings a smile to Mike Reichle’s heart. Reichle, the City of Holton’...
Applications are now being accepted in person and online for this year’s Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau, according to Jennifer Ingels, who organizes the annual event. This year’s event, which provides free gifts, food and essential items for local families and individuals in...
Jackson County’s corn crop in 2023 has seen a significant improvement over the 2022 harvest, although the same might not be said for soybeans, even though grain coming into the local silos is proving to be of better quality than what the state of Kansas is seeing as a whole this year. That’s...
Advance voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 7, general election begins today (Wednesday) at the Jackson County Clerk’s Office on the second floor of the Courthouse. Advance voting is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday at the clerk’s office through noon on Monday, Nov. 6. In addition, advance...
Fourteen years ago, Kristi Roush entered Holton Community Hospital as a student studying radiology at Washburn University.  Today, she is the director of ancillary services at the hospital and was recently honored by the Kansas Hospital Association with the Health Care Worker of the Year award. “I...
Here are The Holton Recorder Football Pick’Em Contest entries for the week ending Friday, Oct. 27.   1. Aeschliman Construction: Purdue at Nebraska 2. Denison State Bank: UMass at Army 3. Beverley Brown Boutique: Air Force at Colorado State 4. Bergsten Insurance: Oklahoma at KU 5....
Mediation meetings between representatives of Jackson Heights, Prairie Hills and two other school districts regarding the possible transfer of land from Prairie Hills into the other three districts are “likely” to begin next week, Jackson Heights Superintendent Jim Howard told the USD 335 Board of...
A resolution to donate a telescope to the Banner Creek Science Center and to name it the Mike Ford Memorial Telecope was approved on a 6-0 vote of the Holton school board here Monday evening. Ford, who was a current member of the school board when he died recently, was a local educator for 22 years...
The Royal Valley Board of Education took action Monday evening to replace the 30-plus year old intercom system at the high school. On a 6-0 vote, the board approved the purchase and installation of a Telecenter U (TCU) intercom system at a cost of $111,305.97 from SWC of Kansas City. This is the...

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