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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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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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Hiawatha City Commissioner David Middendorf thanked Mayor Bill Collins, his fellow commissioners and city staff for his time as Interim Commissioner at Monday night’s regular meeting.

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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in December, with all Commissioners present, including Bobby Bacon, who was present via phone, along with Mayor Bryan Stirton.

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Monday night marked the final meeting of the year for the Hiawatha City Commission, and with all commissioners present, the group voted to authorize KDOT to move forward in awarding the bid for the Brick Streets Project to Amino Brothers Company, Inc.

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The holidays are a great time to let others know how you feel about them, and in that spirit, Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper took a moment at Monday evening’s City Commission meeting to recognize a trio of volunteers who have made a significant impact on Hiawatha’s Parks…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and with all commissioners present, heard from Katina Vonderschmidt, who would like to start a program called Hiawatha’s Hometown Heroes.

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After two years in the works, and months of planning and obtaining grants and funding, Hiawatha’s new street project is finally underway, as work began this week on South Fifth Street by Morrill Public Library.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for their second regular meeting of the month, and the group agreed on a resolution to find the structures that have been the subject of discussion in recent meetings as unsafe and dangerous, and directing those structures to be removed.

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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in November, and heard from Donnie Groshong, who expressed a desire to see the town honor Trey Dishon, an outstanding former Horton High School athlete who is finishing his junior year for the Kansas State University football team.

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The Horton City Commission met for the second time in October, with all commissioners present, along with Mayor Bryan Stirton, City Attorney Kevin Hill and Interim Administrator/Police Chief John Calhoon.

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Monday night’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission opened with a public hearing on four properties that the city has deemed in dilapidated or dangerous condition and in need of immediate repair or removal.

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Current Interim Commissioner of Finance David Middendorf worked for years as a project electrical engineer for a large international engineering company out of Overland Park, managing projects for forty years, before retiring and moving home to Hiawatha. Middendorf, who also served as secret…

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Early voting started this week, and one of the key issues being discussed about the ballot is a renewal of a quarter-cent sales tax for economic development.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and with all commissioners present, approved a Notice to Proceed for the Citywide Sales Tax Street Improvements.

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It was an emotional gathering of the Hiawatha City Commission on Saturday morning, as the group gathered with friends, family and former players of the late Paul Rockey for a special meeting at Noble Park to honor the late benefactor of Hiawatha baseball.

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Hotel owner Mary Ananzeh was back in front of the Hiawatha City Commission on Monday evening, this time with a set course of action to save her hotel properties from condemnation by the city.

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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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Craig Foster, Veteran Service Officer from the Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs, will make his monthly visit next Tuesday, at the Morrill Public Library in Hiawatha.

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Brown County Humane Society, 2393 Mallard Rd., Hiawatha, KS, 785-742-1976, email: brcohs66434@yahoo.com. Please come out and see all the super wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. The more that can find a home, the more space we have to save more!

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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 Pew Research Center’s definition of millennials is people born from 1981 to 1996. In 2012, the youngest millennials were still in their teens. In order to exclude those who were likely still in school, the analysis was done only on people who were at least 20 in 2012, i.e. born between 1981 and 1992.

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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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On 6-10-2019, Charles Barrand, 40, of St Joseph, Mo was arrested on a charge of Violating the Offender Registry Act