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The Hiawatha School Board met with representatives from Beynon Track at Monday night’s meeting and came to a resolution concerning bubbles that have developed on the new high school track.

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Cold and snowy in the north. Drought in the west. And everything crazy in between!

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional …

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Jan. 6 allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will offer virtual workshops Feb. 16–19, 2021, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers, and also for those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers. The workshop series includes three online…

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Monday morning was a turning point for the Brown County Commission as two new county commissioners were among elected officers sworn in.

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The Brown County Commissioners have approved the recommendation of the Phase III SPARK Committee to make 100 free standing hand sanitizer stations available to businesses in Brown County.

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NEW YORK – In response to the violence at the U.S. Capitol building, delaying the certification of the Electoral College tally, ACLU leaders issued the following statements:

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Commodities for North Brown County will be distributed from 9-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Eternal Hope Family Life Center, 424 Oregon St., in Hiawatha.

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(Editor’s Note: As confirmed by City Administrator Mike Nichols, the City’s mask mandate is in affect until rescinded and the city facilities remain closed.)

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MANHATTAN — Kansas Farm Bureau is recognizing “Sesquicentennial Farms” in conjunction with its annual “Century Farm” program. The Century Farm program honors farms who have owners or operators related to the original farm owner/operator for 100 years by Dec. 31, 2021.

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Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program until Feb. 12.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced that to help keep Kansans warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Monday, Jan. 4.

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An elder in the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and founder of the Tribal Ceremonial Honor Guard was honored on Nov. 1 by the Kansas City Chiefs, during American Indian Heritage Month at Arrowhead Stadium as a part of the “Salute to Service” program.

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Hiawatha Parks & Recreation recognized some community members last week at the Dec. 21 Hiawatha City Commission Meeting. Via Zoom, Director Stacy Jasper announced this year’s recipients.

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Despite a recommendation from hospital and county health officials to keep the county mask mandate in effect until Jan. 18 to allow adequate time following all holiday gatherings the Brown County Commission voted 3-0 to rescind the mask mandate that has been in effect since Nov. 16.

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The Hiawatha School Board met with representatives from Beynon Track at Monday night’s meeting and came to a resolution concerning bubbles that have developed on the new high school track.

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional …

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(Editor’s Note: As confirmed by City Administrator Mike Nichols, the City’s mask mandate is in affect until rescinded and the city facilities remain closed.)

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Hiawatha Parks & Recreation recognized some community members last week at the Dec. 21 Hiawatha City Commission Meeting. Via Zoom, Director Stacy Jasper announced this year’s recipients.

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While the Hiawatha City Commission voted to adopt an ordinance establishing a city land bank just a few moments prior, the appointment of trustees will wait at least another two weeks, as a split vote nixed the immediate selection of the presented candidates.

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Mt. Sterling, Ky. – Nestlé Prepared Foods announced a recall of approximately 762,615 pounds of frozen not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets after receiving four customer complaints about shards of glass and hard plastic, including one minor oral injury. Affected products were produced between November 13, 2020 and November 16, 2020.

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MoneyTips

    This is the first in a series of financial commentaries by our Editorial Roundtable. Check back to read alternative points of view expressed in this column.

James Cash Penney, who founded JC Penney in 1902, observed years later that, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” This holds as true for the broader US economy as it does for individual companies. For it is the combination of market forces, government policies and macroeconomic trends that shapes our long-term economic outlook and near-term prospects for growth.

As we peer beyond the horizon to boldly — or foolishly— predict economic developments in 2014, let’s stay mindful of this synergistic process. For only by assessing the interplay of multiple factors can we hope to divine the future.

Here, then, are the key forces and trends MoneyTips predicts will combine to make 2014 a very positive year for the US eco...

The Interest Rate Environment

Today’s Headlines: America Gets A Raise

Assets Flee Developing Economies

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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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Monday morning was a turning point for the Brown County Commission as two new county commissioners were among elected officers sworn in.

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Despite a recommendation from hospital and county health officials to keep the county mask mandate in effect until Jan. 18 to allow adequate time following all holiday gatherings the Brown County Commission voted 3-0 to rescind the mask mandate that has been in effect since Nov. 16.