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Hiawatha World Online: News

August 31, 2015

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County Clerk Debbie Parker passes away
Posted: August 31, 2015

Brown County Clerk Debbie Parker has passed away after a hard-fought battle against breast cancer.

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Muscotah mom hears child abuse evidence
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 11:15 am

A 23-year-old rural Muscotah woman heard Thursday in district court that felony charges against her will stand in connection with serious injuries inflicted on her infant.

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Horton Reinvent Business of the Week: Horton Metal Products
Posted: August 28, 2015

After working for his dad as a welder since he was just a kid, in 1990, Mark Gaskell opened his own business at 940 Central, fabricating metal. Fabrication is the process of constructing a machine, structure, or part from a piece of metal. The metal is cut, formed, welded, cooled, sanded, and then painted (or powder coated) to become the finished product. What is created in the fabrication process can result from a customer’s specifications or it can be an idea that the fabricator brings to life through their own design at a customer’s request.

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School consolidation 50 years ago split the community
Posted: August 28, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following article and photos was reprinted with permission from the Fairview Enterprise.)

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Transformed from 'dark and dreary' to 'light and cheery'
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Early in June, a group of local middle schoolers, armed only with paints, brushes and an artistic vision, came together at the behest of Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill to put the finishing touches on the county’s recently refurbished Forensic Interview Center.

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Petition for RWD No. 2 to be resubmitted
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

A petition submitted to the Brown County Commission by the Rural Water District No. 2 has been considered invalid and the public hearing set for Aug. 31 will be postponed. The petition lists Brown County landowners who wish to be annexed into the RWD’s area in order to obtain water.

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Blue-green algae suspected at City Lake; residents urged to take precautions
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

City officials have issued a warning for possible blue-green algae at the Hiawatha City Lake.

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One little girl making a big difference
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

School programs, especially those that depend on private funding, come and go every year in small communities across the country.

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