The Brown County Commissioners met three times in the past week to take care of business.
The Brown County Commission met in regular session Monday and moved forward on purchasing a new mower for the courthouse grounds as well as discussed setting bid specs for elevator repair.
The Brown County Commissioners met with contractors from Minnesota Elevator to discuss proposed improvements to the 41-year-old elevator in the courthouse.
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.
The Brown County Commissioners heard another update Monday morning and clarification about the Meals on Wheels program currently being co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Community Hospital and Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging.
The Brown County Commission met on Monday morning, and the group heard from members of the Brown County Liberty Alliance sharing their opinions on recent discussions of wind energy.
The Brown County Commission met Monday morning and among items discussed was potentially hiring a negotiator to work with any wind farms that may approach Brown County.
The Brown County Commissioners met Monday morning in regular session and held several closed door sessions to interview candidate for the position of Road and Bridge secretary.
The Brown County Commission voted Monday morning to move forward on sending a letter to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment regarding a proposed industrial poultry facility.
Local landowners expressed their concern to Brown County Commissioners at Monday’s regular meeting over a proposed industrial chicken feed operation that they recently found out about.
Brown County Emergency Management Director Don Pounds informed county commissioners at Tuesday’s regular commission meeting that there are still hand sanitizer stations available for local businesses.
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.
The Brown County Commission heard news from hospital officials Monday morning that the second round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was being administered to hospital staff this week.
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.
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…
The Brown County Commission voted Monday morning to extend the current mask mandate until Dec 28 and also voted to add “No Mass Gatherings of 50 or More,” to the resolution.
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…
The Brown County Commission gave it’s approval for the Health Department to implement a “modified quarantine” protocol within the county’s schools at Monday morning’s regular meeting.
Effective Monday, Nov. 30, at 8:00 a.m. Brown County will be limiting public access to Brown County departments and offices to take preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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…
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 …
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…
The Brown County Commission met Monday morning and canvassed the General Election voting records — including counting provisional ballots.
(Editors Note: results are not official until they are canvassed by the Brown County Commission after provisional votes are counted).
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.
The Brown County Commission met in regular session Monday and reviewed a letter from the Services for Elderly director informing them she was retiring soon.
Educators from around the state came to Hiawatha last week to participate in workshops sponsored by local artists and the Hiawatha Art Educator's Association.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (KDWPT) has issued a news release about several programs:
After being closed more than a year due to an extensive remodel and also the COVID pandemic, the Morrill Public Library is excited to announce several upcoming summer events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech rights for students outside of the classroom in a decision Wednesday.
(The Center Square) – The federal government is set to begin sending out monthly checks to millions of Americans next month, but a new IRS tool will allow them to defer the payments for a sizeable tax refund next year.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court sided with Brandi Levy, a former cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School, who had been suspended back in 2017.
(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.
(The Center Square) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday used a filibuster to block debate on a Democrat-led elections bill.
A 16-year-old Hiawatha teen was killed in an early morning crash Sunday and three other teenagers remain hospitalized in serious to critical conditions.
Weather conditions are rapidly deteriorating this morning and the Brown County Sheriff is issuing a travel advisory.
Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2019
After a full day of testimony in a preliminary hearing in Brown County District Court Wednesday, a 28-year-old Hiawatha woman has been bound over for arraignment on charges of murder in the first degree.
The Brown County Commissioners met Monday morning and moved forward with a backhoe purchase.
The Brown County Commissioners met three times in the past week to take care of business.
The Brown County Commission met in regular session Monday and among items of discussion was concern over disrepair to a county bridge.
The Brown County Commissioners met Monday and discussed stop signs throughout the county that have been stolen.
Four Hiawatha people were arrested late Thursday, June 17 at a Hiawatha residence on drug charges.