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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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At Monday evening’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, the group heard another request from local healthcare leaders, and amid rapidly rising numbers of local Covid cases, voted to approve Ordinance 2090, which requires the wearing of masks or other face coverings in public spaces with…

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The Horton City Commission met in October, and group heard a request from Waste Management to raise the per home rate of each home in Horton by 3 percent.

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The Horton City Commission met for its first October meeting, and the group was joined by a representative from Governmental Assistance Services, as they held a Public Hearing relating to a CDBG Grant application that was previously denied.

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The Hiawatha City Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday evening at their regular October meeting relating to the structures that were deemed months ago to be either condemned or not meeting the minimum code for habitation.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and the group expressed interest in adding a request to applications for properties that are set to be demolished by the city to be used for training for both the Hiawatha Police and Fire Departments.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in September, and the group voted to skip out on a planned 2 percent increase to city’s sewer rate. The planned October rate increase was deferred due to recommendations to hold off until KRWA performs a water rate analysis.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and heard from property owner Matthew Curless, after he was denied an agricultural zoning change by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and one topic of discussion was local free food programs. Commissioner Wade Edwards voiced his concerns about the programs potentially shutting down the local grocery store.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening and heard from Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s board president Kate Miller regarding the group’s plans for the annual Halloween Frolic.

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The Horton City Commission met last month, and the group voted to approve a 2021 budget with a mill levy of 67.787. Commissioner Edwards noted that the levy has not been raised since 2019, when it increased just 0.021 mills.

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The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening and ratified a negotiated agreement with staff. A $0.25 raise was approved for all classified staff, while a 2% increase passed for the district’s 5 administration staff members, while principals and the Curriculum Director were moved to 12-mont…

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At Monday’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting, several concerned community members took advantage of the newly reinstated Public Comments portion of the agenda to address concerns over the city’s animal control ordinances.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group approved a resolution setting public hearings for seven properties in Hiawatha that have been deemed uninhabitable by City Code Enforcement.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and the group came to a decision on the disbursement of $117,000 in CARES Act funds.

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City Administrator Mike Nichols reported to the Hiawatha City Commission on Monday evening with a progress report on the ongoing City Street Sales Tax Project.

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At the Hiawatha City Commission meeting on Monday evening, the commission was presented with a list of 22 residential structures that, by code, qualify as unsafe, dangerous and that affect the health of the community and are in need of repair or demolition.

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Hiawatha Hospital CEO John Broberg was present at Monday night’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, and presented the commission with a request for the city to mandate the use of masks in public places where social distancing is not feasible.

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The Brown County Commission voted Monday to strongly suggest the use of masks in public, but officials decided not to mandate them this time.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and Police Chief John Defore brought several requests for the Police Department that were approved by the group.

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At Monday night’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting, the city’s policymakers discussed the near future of city facilities as the town continues to re-open from the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

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The issue of pooling sewage at a Hiawatha residence was addressed in Hiawatha City Court last week, and the property owner was given two weeks to bring the house within code before further action is taken.

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Warmer weather has brought progress on Hiawatha’s City Sales Tax street projects, as contactors AHRS begin to move beyond their initial jobs of the spring and onto other work.

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The Horton City Commission met for their final regular meeting in May and heard from Atchison Hospital CEO Jeff Perry about progress on the re-opening of the Horton Clinic. Perry informed the Commission that the target date for opening is June 8th, with hours set at Monday through Friday fro…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening and heard from City Attorney Andy Delaney and City Administrator Mike Nichols about the issue of the un-appointed City Fire Chief.

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TOPEKA – In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plan to reduce the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19, KDHE is issuing similar guidance in Kansas. Counties may choose to opt in to the shortened quarantine period, either 10 or 7 days with testing…

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

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The Brown County Commission heard plans from the NEK Area Agency on Aging to take over Meals on Wheels from the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

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Since the courthouse will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 30, please contact the Treasurers office to make arrangements to complete transactions that cannot be completed by mail, online or dropbox (which will be located on the south side of the courthouse 24 hours a day.

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