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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a…

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The Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the…

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On Monday, the Brown County Commission approved for publication a proposed $11.3 million budget for 2020 that calls for a tax levy decrease of nearly a half mill.

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May 1 was the deadline for cities and school boards to certify to the Brown County Clerk the positions for the 2019 elections.

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Downtown Hiawatha is a busy place with street work that continues and this week restoration work on the Brown County Courthouse began.

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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present f…

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Sabetha city and hospital officials asked the Brown County Commission, at their regular meeting Monday morning, for a share of the revenues from a half-cent sales tax for the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

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The Brown County Commission voted 2-1 Monday morning to pass a resolution that would set a special election to implement a half-cent county-wide retailers sales tax for 10 years with proceeds to benefit the Hiawatha Community Hospital to provide health services in the county.

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We are receiving many concerns of scams that are circulating Brown County and surrounding areas. I would like to send out this information so the public can be more aware of how to avoid these potentially financially devastating incidents.

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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Keith Ol…

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The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified it had been selected to receive $45,050 as part of the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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Jan. 31, 2019 Minutes The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was County Clerk Melissa Gormley. Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles was present for a portion of …

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By Joey May This scene, worthy of a Norman Rockwell image, shows a lone lamp post standing guard around the courthouse grounds and heavy snow-laden limbs of nearby maple trees earlier this winter. Brown County Seriff John Merchant warns all who drive in extreme conditions to be aware of the …

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Brown County Humane Society, 2393 Mallard Rd., Hiawatha, KS, 785-742-1976, email: brcohs66434@yahoo.com. Please come out and see all the super wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. The shelter is currently full to the brim!! The more that can find a home, the more space we…

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The Ryan Meininger State Farm office, joined by high school students, local law enforcement and emergency service providers from the area were at the Hiawatha Middle School and High School bright and early on Friday morning to reward drivers who had themselves and any passengers buckled up. …

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The City of Hiawatha released a notice to citizens on Tuesday, that on Monday, Sept. 16, city crews will begin the process of GIS mapping service locations within the town in order to streamline repairs and ordering in the future.

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The fallout from the Aug. 15 hail storm that strafed Hiawatha is still being felt, as the City Commission called a Special Meeting on Monday evening to approve a handful of incoming contractors, as well as to adjust the city’s policy going forward to allow for a quicker process in similar si…

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The Horton City Commission held a special meeting earlier this month, and after no comments at a public hearing, voted to approve their 2020 budget. The newly adopted $4.3 million budget calls for no increase to the mill levy, though a hike in the city’s assessed valuation will mean a bump o…

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HOUSTON (Texas Tribune) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro aggressively challenged Joe Biden — a fellow former Obama administration official — on the debate stage here Thursday, seeming to question the former vice president’s memory and saying he was not fulfilling former President Barack Obama’s “vision” on health care.

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Horton Police Chief Beau Hasenohr officially announced his resignation from the top post with the city's police department during the city commission meeting Monday. He has been chief for more than 18 months, and has been in law enforcement for 14 years.

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Officials at Hiawatha City hall announced Tuesday the city will be hiring an interim city administrator while they conduct a nationwide search to replace the exiting administrator, Lynne Ladner. 

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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a…

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The Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the…

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On 8-26-2019 Charles Barrand 40, Saint Joseph, Missouri was arrested on a $500 Brown County Warrant for Possession of Marijuana