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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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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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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 Big Kansas Road Trip kicked off on Thursday this week and businesses, organizations and other groups in the three-county area of Northeast Kansas have been busy getting ready.

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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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As a helicopter carrying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo hovered above a parade of illegal immigrants streaming across the southern U.S. border, the two observers shouted into their headsets to be heard over the roar of the rotors.

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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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