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Jackson County has overspent its Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, and the Jackson County Commissioners are seeking reimbursements from the Jackson County Attorney’s Office and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for overages related to their CARES Act-funded...
The life of a Prairie Band Potawatomi woman who was active in the fields of education and counseling is being honored with a long-distance horseback ride that began Monday in Mayetta and is expected to end on Easter Sunday in South Dakota, it has been reported. But according to Julia Kiyukan, whose...
Raymond McDonald, a Kansas native and a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is giving people a backstage pass into the life of country music legend Merle Haggard in his new book, “Merle Haggard Was A Friend Of Mine.”  McDonald, who lived in Holton and on the PBPN reservation between 2017...
Four candidates have been interviewed for the superintendent’s position at Jackson Heights. The candidates have included Dr. Voloroa Hanzlicek, Dustin D. McEwen, Jennifer Gatz and James N. Howard, according to the USD 335 Board of Education. The school board met with the four candidates this week...
Dear editor, There appears to be some misconceptions about what the Holton Board of Education is requesting from its taxpayers. I get it! This stuff is hard to understand and no one wants their taxes to go up. So I will try to really get to the basics of what is going on with the board asking for...
Travis and Brittany DeBarge (shown at left) have purchased Penny's on the west side of the Holton Square. Sally DeBarge (shown at right) is managing the shop.
Brittany and Travis DeBarge of Holton have purchased Penny’s coffee shop on the west side of the Holton Square. The couple have expanded the business’ hours and are featuring products from other small business owners, including fresh-baked goods, clothing and fashion accessories. “I have always...
For more than 163 years, Highland Community College has served the northeast Kansas region and today offers students the opportunity to say “close to home” and “far from debt,” it has been reported. “Highland is a much more economical option than other colleges in the area,” said Stacy Simmer, HCC...
Even in a pandemic, the show must go on. More than 50 Holton High School students are preparing for a presentation of the popular musical “Bye Bye Birdie” next weekend on the HHS stage — a production that director Tim Smale said will be the first production since the fall of 2019, before the COVID-...
For more than 30 years, Steve Frederick has been a viable presence in Jackson County law enforcement, including five years as a Jackson County undersheriff and the last two decades with the Holton Police Department. On Monday, Frederick was announced as Holton’s new chief of police, taking over the...
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...

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