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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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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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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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After much discussion over the county’s role concerning enforcing the state’s guidelines for schools this coming academic year, the Brown County Commission voted Monday morning to allow schools to use lesser or stricter guidelines as set forth in the Kansas Department of Education’s Navigati…

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The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was recognized by the Kansas Department of Transportation at Monday morning’s Brown County Commission meeting.

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After deciding on a position on face masks at Monday morning’s Brown County Commission meeting, the group turned to Emergency Management Coordinator Don Pounds to share his thoughts on the plans for state funds coming for COVID-19 relief.

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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 County Clerk Melissa Gormley. Dwight Kruse opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited …

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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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The Brown County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday morning to lift all COVID-related restrictions in the county. Commissioner Richard Lehmkuhl was the nay vote.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has lifted all remaining public health advisories for Kansas lakes affected by blue-green algae. At the end of the recreation season in October, …

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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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When it comes to making news about protests and action for liberal causes, schools in New England seem to dominate the news. We’ve seen violence and protests surrounding visits from Charles Murray and Ryszard Legutko at Middlebury College. Brown University spent hundreds of millions of dollars in response to student protests related to questions of diversity and inclusion. Yale has seen numerous protests and student arrests, and students there attacked and harassed a faculty couple who headed a residential college in 2015 claiming that they felt unsafe because of an email message about Halloween costumes.

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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 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.