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Second Harvest Community Food Bank has announced that several No Hunger sites are set to open for the summer.

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Memorial Weekend weather was split with some sun, breeze, warm weather and lots of rain toward the end.

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Among its many provisions, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress in late March hit the pause button for students who owe money for their college education.

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When maintenance got the call that there were some bees buzzing around the entrance at the Hiawatha Middle School they were a little surprised what they found when they arrived.

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(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Comm. Weldon’s speech planned for annual Memorial Day services this year. However, due to the pandemic, those services have been canceled.)

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly will sign Executive Order 20-34, which moves Kansas into Phase 2 of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.” Phase 2, effective Friday, May 22, will be modified to include data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.

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Hiawathans came out in full force Saturday night for a Cruise Night to honor seniors.

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The decision was made at a highly-anticipated meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission Monday night to formally close the pool for the entire summer and ban organized baseball games at city-owned fields.

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Despite the number of cases increasing daily, state health officials say the spreading of the COVID-19 is actually peaking and headed toward a decline with the number of hospitalizations and deaths stabilizing.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will issue regular mandates on travel-related quarantines for international, domestic, and cruise-related travel.

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An employee of STARS, Inc, a local area provider for physical, occupational, and respiratory therapy has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint news release from STARS and the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

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Brown County announced Thursday two more positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases, according to a press release from the NEK Multi-County Health Department.

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The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau just unveiled a new Together We Are Hiawatha T-shirt and postcards to benefit local businesses.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will issue regular mandates on travel-related quarantines for international, domestic, and cruise-related travel.

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As you have seen in recent news releases, COVID-19 was detected in the Hiawatha waste water. When this study was first launched, the goal was to see if areas that have no reported cases had COVID-19 in the waste water, which would indicate that even though there may not be any positive teste…

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With more testing and more positive cases of COVID-19 in our area, it is important to know how the COVID-19 investigation process works. Public Health disease investigation is like a puzzle. We need to look at all the pieces to complete the puzzle. There are 4 steps to disease investigation.

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Renovations at the Morrill Public Library are moving ahead, despite being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The decision was made at a highly-anticipated meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission Monday night to formally close the pool for the entire summer and ban organized baseball games at city-owned fields.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented economic shutdown as thousands of “nonessential” businesses have closed their doors. The crisis disproportionately affects the 21.3% of American workers in retail, leisure, and hospitality who not only face lack of work, but also suffer from long-standing, below-average wages. According to the latest annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for workers in the retail trade and leisure and hospitality sectors was $19.70 and $16.55 in 2019, compared to $28 per hour across all workers.

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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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Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2019