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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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A visual article published earlier this month by the Wall Street Journal used statistics from Hiawatha’s struggles with nitrates in the water supply as supporting evidence that major rivers are suffering from farm runoff.

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Craig Foster, Veteran Service Officer from the Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs, will make his monthly visit next Tuesday, at the Morrill Public Library in Hiawatha.

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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 more that can find a home, the more space we have to save more!

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A visual article published earlier this month by the Wall Street Journal used statistics from Hiawatha’s struggles with nitrates in the water supply as supporting evidence that major rivers are suffering from farm runoff.

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Community members will have a decision to make this November, as one thing they will be asked to consider is a new quarter-cent Recreation Tax, which the Hiawatha City Commission voted to include on the ballot on Monday night.

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Due to language in their contract, AHRS Construction, who is performing the work on the City Streets Sales Tax project has been sticking to business hours to this point in the project, but with summer heat approaching and delayed by weather, the City Commission voted Monday evening to push t…

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The Pew Research Center’s definition of millennials is people born from 1981 to 1996. In 2012, the youngest millennials were still in their teens. In order to exclude those who were likely still in school, the analysis was done only on people who were at least 20 in 2012, i.e. born between 1981 and 1992.

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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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On 6-10-2019, Charles Barrand, 40, of St Joseph, Mo was arrested on a charge of Violating the Offender Registry Act