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The Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and AAA Kansas are working together this fall to raise awareness and help drivers avoid collisions with deer.

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Hiawatha High School’s Nathan Wright is hosting a corn picking event co-sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society/Ag Museum for part of his FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Project.

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While COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on public events for 2020, some organizations aren’t letting the pesky coronavirus keep them down and out.

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight Kruse, Keith Olsen, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley. County Attorney, Kevin Hill, was present for a portion of the meeting.

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The Hiawatha School Board met for its regular October meeting Monday night, via Zoom, and heard from district and local health officials about possible gating criteria updates pertaining to COVID-19 exposure and cases.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in September, and the group voted to skip out on a planned 2 percent increase to city’s sewer rate. The planned October rate increase was deferred due to recommendations to hold off until KRWA performs a water rate analysis.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and heard from property owner Matthew Curless, after he was denied an agricultural zoning change by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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The Hiawatha Community Hospital Foundation’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament was Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Hiawatha Country Club brought in 29 teams and raised nearly $12,000.

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Playing just to half-time, the Doniphan West football team defeated Maranatha 52-0 on Friday, Oct. 2. Next up for the Mustangs is hosting Clifton-Clyde on Friday, Oct. 9.

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It’s important for pedestrians, drivers and other road users to always remember that pedestrian safety is a two-way street. That is why the Kansas Department of Transportation is participating in Pedestrian Safety Month in October, a traffic safety campaign created by the U.S. DOT’s National…

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Kansas is blessed with an abundance of great natural resources and Kansans are encouraged to capture the most vital of these; water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting water photos to be featured in conjunction with the 2020 Virtual Governor’s Water Conference in November. The photos…

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Horton and Hiawatha will be among thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to stand up for the unborn on Sunday, Oct. 4 by forming a Life Chain — a prayerful, peaceful, non-political show of support for those who have no voice.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove Aruba. Aruba was previously added September 24; however, its rates have decreased over the last two weeks.

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The Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and AAA Kansas are working together this fall to raise awareness and help drivers avoid collisions with deer.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in September, and the group voted to skip out on a planned 2 percent increase to city’s sewer rate. The planned October rate increase was deferred due to recommendations to hold off until KRWA performs a water rate analysis.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and heard from property owner Matthew Curless, after he was denied an agricultural zoning change by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and one topic of discussion was local free food programs. Commissioner Wade Edwards voiced his concerns about the programs potentially shutting down the local grocery store.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening and heard from Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s board president Kate Miller regarding the group’s plans for the annual Halloween Frolic.

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On Oct. 19, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted review in the case “Lange v. California” for a total of one hour of oral argument during its October Term for 2020-2021. The case originated from the California First District Court of Appeal. “Lange v. California” has not yet been scheduled for argument.

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A vehicle said by authorities to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on a side road off U.S. Highway 36 crashed into a ditch on early Sunday morning, killing one of the five teenage occupants, all of whom are from Hiawatha. 

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight Kruse, Keith Olsen, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley. County Attorney, Kevin Hill, was present for a portion of the meeting.