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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in September, and the commissioners heard responses to the decision made at the previous meeting on raising camping fees at Mission Lake.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group discussed a couple aspects of this Friday’s Hiawatha High School Homecoming celebration.

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A list of 18 properties in Hiawatha was presented to the Hiawatha City Commission for violations of the city’s Minimum Housing Codes at Monday night’s meeting.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and on the agenda was a return to the subject of Debbie Galbreath’s downtown building. Previous discussion related to how to repair the exterior wall left after the city demolished the building next door, and how the repairs would be paid for.

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The Horton City Commission met on last month, setting their annual budget hearing for 5:15 p.m. at Sept. 7. The Commission also voted to send a Notice of Revenue Neutral Rate Intent to the County Clerk, advising the County that the city intends to exceed the revenue neutral rate.

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Confronted with multiple concerns over the results of the City Sales Tax Street Project in recent weeks, the Hiawatha City Commission made a move at Monday’s City Commission meeting to verify that one portion of the job has been completed within compliance with the contract with contractor AHRS.

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Just weeks after another Hiawatha citizen addressed the Hiawatha City Commission about problems with the recent sales tax street project, Richard Tesoriero was present on Monday night to have his concerns heard as well.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and the group approved a set of dates and times to allow fireworks at the Hiawatha City Lake for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday night, and the group heard from a concerned citizen who worries that the sales tax money the city is collecting for the city streets project is being wasted.

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City Employees Josh Haverkamp and Carol Stirton were recognized at the Horton City Commission meeting earlier this month for exemplary efforts above and beyond their daily duties. Both received appreciate awards and $25 in Chamber Bucks.

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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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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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As Hiawatha is gearing up to celebrate 107 years of Halloween tradition, it’s only fitting to pay tribute to Mrs. Elizabeth Krebs — who started it all in 1914 — and look back at a few photos from the past.

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A rural Hiawatha man has been sentenced on charges of supplying alcohol to several local teenagers just prior to them being involved in a fatal accident in November of 2019.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in September, and the commissioners heard responses to the decision made at the previous meeting on raising camping fees at Mission Lake.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group discussed a couple aspects of this Friday’s Hiawatha High School Homecoming celebration.

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(The Center Square) – The majority of Americans believe the threat of the coronavirus is getting less serious, and a plurality believe President Joe Biden and government health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci don’t want lockdowns to end, according to a new poll conducted by the Convention of States Action in partnership with The Trafalgar Group.

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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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