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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 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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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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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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The decision was made at a highly-anticipated meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission Monday night to formally close the pool for the entire summer and ban organized baseball games at city-owned fields.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met Monday evening, and with the next meeting on May 18 likely to be held in person at the City Hall, it was decided to table the planned appointments of city positions for two weeks.

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The Hiawatha City Commission held its second virtual meeting on Monday evening, and the group spoke with Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper about the status of summer sports and programs, given the extension of the stay-at-home order to May 3 in Kansas.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met via the Zoom video conferencing app and by phone on Monday evening. This was the first time the meeting has been held remotely during the current Covid-19 scare, and the transition went smoothly, as citizens could either join in to listen on Zoom or by phone call.

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City crews have been busy at work recently at the Hiawatha Lake, as drainage tubes and ditches have been updated in preparation of road improvements. City Street Supervisor Nic Siebenmorgen says the city is planning road work around the lake, but that drainage work was needed to prepare for …

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A 38-year-old Fairview man was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, indecent liberties and other charges.

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One of the main roads through Hiawatha that has been periodically closed for construction the past 18 months is set to reopen Friday morning.

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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 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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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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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. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Dwight …

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A 38-year-old Fairview man was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, indecent liberties and other charges.

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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of September 2020, Ted Collins, Judge. Fines listed (except seatbelt violations) are in addition to court costs of $100.00 on each case.