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The Brown County Commission heard from RJ Hamilton of Hamilton Recycling, who requested on Monday morning for the commission to consider going in with neighboring counties for a recycling center.

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Monday morning was a turning point for the Brown County Commission as two new county commissioners were among elected officers sworn in.

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The Brown County Commissioners have approved the recommendation of the Phase III SPARK Committee to make 100 free standing hand sanitizer stations available to businesses in Brown County.

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Despite a recommendation from hospital and county health officials to keep the county mask mandate in effect until Jan. 18 to allow adequate time following all holiday gatherings the Brown County Commission voted 3-0 to rescind the mask mandate that has been in effect since Nov. 16.

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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 Deputy Clerk, Dawn Boyles. County Attorney, Kevin Hill, and County Clerk, Melissa Gormley, were pre…

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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, via Zoom. Also present was Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley. County Attorney, Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meet…

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The Brown County Commission heard plans from the NEK Area Agency on Aging to take over Meals on Wheels from the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

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Since the courthouse will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 30, please contact the Treasurers office to make arrangements to complete transactions that cannot be completed by mail, online or dropbox (which will be located on the south side of the courthouse 24 hours a day.

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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 also present. Dwight A. Kruse opened the me…

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The Brown County Commission met Monday morning and after hearing updates on county COVID numbers and recommendations from local health officials voted to issue a mask mandate through Dec. 7. The vote was 2-1 with Commissioners Dwight Kruse and Richard Lehmkuhl voting in favor and Commission …

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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, and Deputy County Clerk, Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was presen…

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight 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.

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Howard and Lori Elliot of Hiawatha have been named to the 2020 class of the Kansas Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemaker program in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to the community.

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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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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 Center Square) – The current housing crisis in the U.S. isn’t just fueled by unaffordability, a new study finds, but also by a sharp downturn in local mobility, fewer home purchases, slower new-home construction and an influx of young renters increasingly competing for an already limited housing supply.

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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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It appears scam calls are on the rise again in our county. In the last week or so I have taken over a dozen complaints from citizens on the following. We do not want our county citizens to lose their hard earned money to scammers.