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Today, March 28, 2020 Governor Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide Stay Home order effective 12:01 AM Monday, March 30, 2020 to remain in force until rescinded, April 19, 2020 or until the statewide state of disaster emergency proclaimed on March 12, 2020 relatin…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for a Special Meeting, and the group was given updated information on how the city is handling precautions for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Given the constantly-changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, there is a nonstop amount of information to consider. As such, the following are changes to City operations until further notice, as well as information to assist you with these changes. All is done in an effort to…

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At the Monday evening meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, the group discussed the city’s press release regarding the COVID-19 virus, and how the city will respond to the progression of the pandemic.

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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in February, and heard a report from a meeting between Mayor Bryan Stirton, Commissioner Wade Edwards and City Administrator John Calhoon, and Atchison Hospital CEO Jeff Perry.

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Monday night marked the final February meeting for the Hiawatha City Commission, and the group was joined by representatives of Rainbow Communications to discuss upcoming changes to the services offered by the local communications company.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met Monday evening and revisited a discussion from the previous meeting regarding a downtown disabled parking space request.

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Hiawatha’s interim Fire Chief, Gene Atland, was present at Monday night’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, seeking support for a potential reorganization of the department.

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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.

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The Hiawatha City Commission held a special meeting on Monday evening to address the departure of City Finance Commissioner John Merchant, Jr., who announced his resignation following last week’s meeting.

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The recent sales tax vote for the hospital was defeated by two votes, and for the first time since the vote, Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO John Broberg was present at a City Commission meeting on Monday, giving the group his monthly update.

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The Hiawatha City Commission now has 10 days to name a replacement commissioner, after John Merchant, Jr. resigned his position at Monday’s meeting, following a failed attempt to reinstate recently terminated Fire Chief Ryan Shockley.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and approved the closure of portions of 6th and 7th streets downtown, on Nov. 10 for the 23rd annual Jingle Bell Ride.

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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in October, and after hearing a reading of the Letter of Conditions for Phase III of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Application and Mitigation Measures, the group voted to give the go-ahead for the loan.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and were joined by members of the Mount Zion Rustler’s 4-H Club, who were present to witness a proclamation declaring Oct. 6-12 as National 4-H Week. City Clerk Tish Sims read the proclamation, which will be signed by Mayor Bill Collins.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and after discussion with Fire Chief Ryan Shockley, the group awarded the recent bid for equipment for the fire department to First Due Fire Supply.

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The Horton City Commission met for their first meeting of the month, and LaMount Cook and Bruce Bird were present to discuss a Lease Purchase Agreement for the Mission Village Living Center.

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The Horton City Commission met for the second time in August and were given an update on the goings on at Mission Village Living Center by manager LaMont Cook.

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The City of Hiawatha released a notice to citizens on Tuesday, that on Monday, Sept. 16, city crews will begin the process of GIS mapping service locations within the town in order to streamline repairs and ordering in the future.

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The fallout from the Aug. 15 hail storm that strafed Hiawatha is still being felt, as the City Commission called a Special Meeting on Monday evening to approve a handful of incoming contractors, as well as to adjust the city’s policy going forward to allow for a quicker process in similar si…

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The Horton City Commission held a special meeting earlier this month, and after no comments at a public hearing, voted to approve their 2020 budget. The newly adopted $4.3 million budget calls for no increase to the mill levy, though a hike in the city’s assessed valuation will mean a bump o…

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Monday marked the final meeting of August for the Hiawatha City Commission, and Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO John Broberg was present to inform the commission of the hospital’s plan to introduce a petition that would put a countywide half-cent sales tax back on the ballot in the county’s …

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, with all commissioners present, and the group heard from City Administrator Mike Nichols, who said he had met recently with a resident over concerns about the destruction of residential alleys by commercial vehicles.

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The City of Hiawatha is planning on starting Chip and Seal on the streets starting around Aug. 12 and continuing until around Aug. 21, weather permitting. This year Hatfield, Green Court, Wentley, Navajo, Cheyenne and Cherokee Streets will be completed.

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Navigating Hiawatha’s street systems has not been the easiest of tasks, lately, but Hiawatha City Administrator Mike Nichols says progress on the array of construction projects around town is picking up steam.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Connecticut. This is effective for persons returning today, April 6, and moving forward.

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City crews have been busy at work recently at the Hiawatha Lake, as drainage tubes and ditches have been updated in preparation of road improvements. City Street Supervisor Nic Siebenmorgen says the city is planning road work around the lake, but that drainage work was needed to prepare for …

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Today, March 28, 2020 Governor Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide Stay Home order effective 12:01 AM Monday, March 30, 2020 to remain in force until rescinded, April 19, 2020 or until the statewide state of disaster emergency proclaimed on March 12, 2020 relatin…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for a Special Meeting, and the group was given updated information on how the city is handling precautions for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Given the constantly-changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, there is a nonstop amount of information to consider. As such, the following are changes to City operations until further notice, as well as information to assist you with these changes. All is done in an effort to…

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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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Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, Brown County will be limiting public access to Brown County departments and offices to take preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus illness. We are making arrangements to adjust services to be in the best interest of the empl…