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Just weeks after another Hiawatha citizen addressed the Hiawatha City Commission about problems with the recent sales tax street project, Richard Tesoriero was present on Monday night to have his concerns heard as well.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and the group approved a set of dates and times to allow fireworks at the Hiawatha City Lake for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and the group heard from a concerned citizen who worries that the sales tax money the city is collecting for the city streets project is being wasted.

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City Employees Josh Haverkamp and Carol Stirton were recognized at the Horton City Commission meeting earlier this month for exemplary efforts above and beyond their daily duties. Both received appreciate awards and $25 in Chamber Bucks.

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Hiawatha Middle School Design and Modeling instructor Darrin Arment, along with a pair of students, presented a trio of Little Libraries designed and constructed by the class. The project has been an ongoing effort that started pre-Covid in 2019.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and the group heard from City Administrator John Calhoon that masks will continue to be strongly recommended at City Hall, but that it will no longer be a requirement. Calhoon said as the vaccine is now readily available he feels that it is …

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As warmer weather approaches the Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Department is releasing information for some summer activities, notably the Hiawatha Aquatic Park.

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After a request from Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper to move the Fisher Center to a full-time “mask highly recommended” space for visitors and staff, the Hiawatha City Commission came to the decision Monday night to move all public city buildings to the same designation.

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After a Special Meeting just days ago where the Hiawatha City Commission voted to remove the requirement of wearing masks at private events at the Fisher Center — but after the date of Hiawatha High’s Prom — the commission held another Special Meeting on Friday at 5 p.m., voting unanimously …

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in March, and City Administrator John Calhoon informed the group of the positive returns from the city’s power plant generating during last month’s frigid cold snap that put many out of power around the country.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group voted to sign a letter of intent to lease the ground needed for the proposed indoor baseball facility at Noble Park.

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After requesting a new ordinance to repeal the previous mask mandate ordinance at the previous meeting, the Hiawatha City Commission voted on Monday evening to approve Ordinance 2095, effectively ending the mask mandate as of April 12.

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A day at the ball fields could look a lot more familiar this summer, as Covid-19 protocols seem to be on their way out, and Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper shared her confidence with the city commission Monday night that the department can host a full and safe slate of activities.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in February, and the group had a conversation with City Administrator John Calhoon about the future of the city’s airport.

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Similar stances led to a similar outcome on Monday night, as the Hiawatha City Commission heard from some of the same voices in protest to the city’s mask mandate at the meeting, as well as from a local business owner in support of the mandate.

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The Horton City Commission approved a payment to USDA for final approval in the amount of $143,889.27 for the Phase III Sewer project.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, voting to approve bids for a city truck, as well as for 2021 cement work.

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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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Whether it was a well-timed mask mandate or a Christmas miracle that did the trick, active cases of COVID-19 in Brown County have been on the downhill slide for weeks now.

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The Horton City Commission met for the last time in November, and after an Executive Session, the group voted to promote John Boller to the position of Police Chief as of Jan. 1.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met Monday evening, and voted to find that owners of properties recently deemed dangerous structures or with minimum housing violations had failed to commence reasonable repairs prior to the mandated deadline.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group came to an agreement, given the recent rapid spike in Covid-19 cases in Hiawatha and Brown County, that as of Wednesday, the City will close the Fisher Center, as well as City Hall, which will be open by appointment only. The …

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Given the continuing increasing cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Hiawatha City Commission has taken the following steps in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience but truly feel it is in the best interest of Hiawatha, Brown County an…

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MANHATTAN — A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for Brown County was released for public review in June 2020. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will have one more opportunity to provide engineering data through their community during the official 90-day appe…

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I would like to notify the public that hotter temperatures are coming our way, PLEASE make sure to check and double check your vehicle every time!

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Just weeks after another Hiawatha citizen addressed the Hiawatha City Commission about problems with the recent sales tax street project, Richard Tesoriero was present on Monday night to have his concerns heard as well.

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(The Center Square) – Tucked inside a July 9 executive order issued by President Joe Biden on competition is a hospital price transparency requirement first implemented by the Trump administration. Hospitals fought the Trump order twice in court and lost. Since then, the majority of hospitals nationwide have not complied with federal transparency guidelines and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ CMS announced it would up the penalty for noncompliance to $2 million.

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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 Brown County Commission met twice within the past week for end-of-month bill paying on the 30th and a regular session on Monday of this week.