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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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A visual article published earlier this month by the Wall Street Journal used statistics from Hiawatha’s struggles with nitrates in the water supply as supporting evidence that major rivers are suffering from farm runoff.

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Community members will have a decision to make this November, as one thing they will be asked to consider is a new quarter-cent Recreation Tax, which the Hiawatha City Commission voted to include on the ballot on Monday night.

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Due to language in their contract, AHRS Construction, who is performing the work on the City Streets Sales Tax project has been sticking to business hours to this point in the project, but with summer heat approaching and delayed by weather, the City Commission voted Monday evening to push t…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and Mayor Bill Collins, along with other commissioners, expressed their disappointment that the hospital sales tax vote did not pass during May’s special election.

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May 1 was the deadline for cities and school boards to certify to the Brown County Clerk the positions for the 2019 elections.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and heard from City Administrator Mike Nichols that the Hiawatha Municipal Airport has received a grant from KDOT Aviation.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and it was brought to the group’s attention that there has been a recent increase in trash dumped at the city brush pile. Mayor Bill Collins said that he believes it is likely a few individuals causing everyone to suffer. He added that risi…

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The Hiawatha City Commission held a regular meeting on Monday evening, and the group approved a handful of bids that made up the majority of the evening’s agenda.

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The first meeting of the Hiawatha Public Building Commission was last Monday morning at 7 a.m. at City Hall. The group was formed by the City Commission to handle the issuing of bonds should the hospital sales tax pass later next month, and is made up of Maryanne Schmitt, Don Cashman and Dav…

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The Horton City Commission met for their final March meeting, and discussed the outcomes of moving the city’s EMS services into the Armory offices.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met for its first regular April meeting on Monday night, and with all Commissioners presented, voted to create the City of Hiawatha Public Building Commission.

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Spring street work on Utah began last week as crews with AHRS Construction and Amino Brothers Company began tearing up the bricks in the 500 block as part of the City of Hiawatha's downtown street renovation project.

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A representative from the Kansas Forest Service was present at Monday evening’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting, and had some suggestions for sweeping change on the city’s tree population.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Tuesday evening, and voted to approve the Consent Agenda, which included an appropriation of $57,180.66, utility refunds of $387.18, a payment to BG Consultants of $55.00, a payment to Midwest Public Risk of $10,000 and approval of the monthly Municipal Ju…

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in January, and with all commissioners present, the group heard from HIDC representatives along with potential business owners regarding a potential a meat processing plant in Horton.

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Needing to make a formal appointment to the joint city-county committee working on funding the Hiawatha Hospital, much of Monday’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting was spent discussing the correct way for the commission to handle the meetings.

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Following a presentation by the Hiawatha Community Hospital on Monday, the Hiawatha City Commission convened their own special meeting at City Hall. All commissioners were present, along with Mayor Bill Collins and City Administrator Mike Nichols.

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An influx of afternoon ice on Tuesday caused another shakeup of the Hiawatha City Commission timeline, which was already moved from Monday to Tuesday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Notifications went out Tuesday morning that a special meeting would be held at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

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After a day full of activities and programs honoring veterans in Hiawatha and Brown County on Monday, the 25th annual Brown County Veterans dinner at the Hiawatha National Guard Armory served as a nice conclusion to the busy holiday.

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The Brown County Farm Bureau Association Board of Directors extends an invitation to all members to attend the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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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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Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2019

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Horton Police Chief Beau Hasenohr officially announced his resignation from the top post with the city's police department during the city commission meeting Monday. He has been chief for more than 18 months, and has been in law enforcement for 14 years.

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Officials at Hiawatha City hall announced Tuesday the city will be hiring an interim city administrator while they conduct a nationwide search to replace the exiting administrator, Lynne Ladner. 

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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 were Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles.