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Anthony Schuetz of the City of Holton’s electrical distribution department spent a windy Tues¬day afternoon taking a chainsaw to the old shade tree that overlooks the old Jackson County Fair¬grounds livestock arena in preparation for the placement of utility lines that will connect to the new Casey’s General Store, which is currently under construction at the former fairgrounds site. Schuetz was assisted that afternoon by fellow city employees Andrew Hinman, who did some chainsaw work of his own, and Corey Schuetz, who fed smaller branches from the tree into a woodchipper. (Photo by Brian Sanders)

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Anthony Schuetz of the City of Holton’s electrical distribution department spent a windy Tues¬day afternoon taking a chainsaw to the old shade tree that overlooks the old Jackson County Fair¬grounds livestock arena in preparation for the placement of utility lines that will connect to the new Casey’s General Store, which is currently under construction at the former fairgrounds site. Schuetz was assisted that afternoon by fellow city employees Andrew Hinman, who did some chainsaw work of his own, and Corey Schuetz, who fed smaller branches from the tree into a woodchipper. (Photo by Brian Sanders)

Donna Kuti of Holton used a loom to put together a shawl out of alpaca yarn during Saturday morning’s “sheep to shawl” demonstration hosted by Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage on the west side of the Jackson County Courtyard during Saturday’s Fall Fest event. The loom-crafted shawl was later put up for a drawing with proceeds to benefit the palliative care room at Holton Com¬munity Hospital. A sizable turnout was noted for Saturday’s event, put on by the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Brian Sanders)

Steve Kathrens steered his combine through a soybean field northeast of Holton on Tuesday afternoon on a day when the weather was conducive to some harvesting. “It’s a good day for a change,” Kathrens said while guiding the combine around a bean field northeast of the city. Corn and bean harvesting has been delayed by recent rains, and more rain is in the forecast. (Photo by Brian Sanders)

King and queen candidates for Holton High School’s homecoming are pictured above, including (front row, left to right) Taryn Weilert, Emily Burdiek, Mallory Fate, Maddie Draper and Emily Degenhardt, (back row, left to right) Trey Tanking, Indie Allen, Luis Butto, Jordan Booth and Mason Baum. Holton’s homecoming game will be played this coming Friday as the Wildcats will host the Tigers of ACCHS at 7 p.m., with the homecoming king and queen to be announced prior to kickoff at approximately 6:45 p.m. (Photo by Kelly Breckunitch)

Advance voting for November election available at courthouse

By Ali Holcomb

Advance voting for the Nov. 4 general election has begun on the second floor of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Any registered voter in the county can vote in advance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Clerk’s Office until noon on Monday, Nov. 3. Voters must show some form of photo identification in order to vote.

Registered voters may also request that a ballot be sent to their home or temporary address. The application to request a ballot is available to download at the Kansas Secretary of State’s Web site, www.kssos.org. Go to election forms to find the AV1 Application for Advance Voting Ballot.

Voters may also request that the application be mailed to them by calling the clerk’s office at 785-364-2891. A ballot will be mailed to the voter after the application is submitted to the clerk’s office. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 31.

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the general election.

The ballot will include positions for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives Kansas District 2, governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, commissioner of insurance, Kansas House of Representatives 61st District, Kansas House of Representatives 62nd District and district one county commission.

Township clerks will be selected for each of the county’s townships.

Jackson County voters will also be asked to retain two Supreme Court judges, eight members of the court of appeals and one district court judge.

Voters in Liberty and Netawaka Townships will be asked whether they support an 8-mill tax levy for USD 113. Also, voters in the Straight Creek Township will have an additional question on their ballot asking whether they support a $9.8 million bond issue for Atchison County USD 377 facility improvements.

For more information about the election, contact Kathy Mick, county election officer, at 364-2981.


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