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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

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What a remarkable game. Kansas City’s monumental comeback and eventual blowout win were the stuff legends are built on, as the team became the first to trail by 24 points and then lead by halftime, as well as the first ever to trail by 20 or more and then win by 20, and also set a new record…

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A new salon has sprouted up in Hiawatha, as Nikki Holder’s Branded Beauty opened its doors on Jan. 2 at 800 Oregon St., Suite A, just behind the Garden Branch of Citizens State Bank.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in December and voted to move ahead with a recent idea to name a roadway near the town’s football field after Horton High School’s most notable student athlete success, after Trey Dishon recently finished his career as a four-year starter at …

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for the first time in 2020, and Joe Nigus from the Fire Department was present to request an update on the status of former Hiawatha Fire Department Chief Ryan Shockley.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met for the final time in 2019 on Monday evening and with Commissioners David Middendorf, Toni Hull and Dustin Williams present, along with Mayor Bill Collins, the group voted to approve reappointments to both the Tree Board and Airport Board.

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A recent decision to have city crews perform more of the larger jobs the city needs done, rather than hire out those jobs to contractors, has sparked the Hiawatha City Commission to seek out the equipment needed to keep those tasks in house.

All four of the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates – former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – have released climate plans that call for massive spending, an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry and increased standards for renewable energy.

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

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On 1-15-2020, based on a traffic stop, Robert Tinoco, 33, of Garnett, was arrested on charges of Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked---Illegal Registration and No Proof of Insurance. The passenger, Kala Marie Shupe, 26, of Independence, Mo., was arrested on a $5,000 Clay Co…