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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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Andrew Kreek of Hiawatha was sentenced in Brown County juvenile court Tuesday to a strict probation plan on charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in connection with a Nov. 2019 fatality accident.

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Over the past few weeks, the Hiawatha Police Department has received several calls from local residents regarding fraudulent unemployment claims being filed in their name. Personal information, including but not limited to correct social security numbers, correct dates of birth and partial/f…

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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of October 2020, Ted Collins, Judge.

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Authorities apprehended a suspect who was considered “armed and dangerous” after help from the local law enforcement and community members.

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A 38-year-old Fairview man was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, indecent liberties and other charges.

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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of September 2020, Ted Collins, Judge. Fines listed (except seatbelt violations) are in addition to court costs of $100.00 on each case.

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This evening, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, shortly before 4 p.m., KHP troopers were called to assist the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office with locating 2 subjects that fled from a vehicle in the area of 158th Road and T Road following a pursuit. Shortly after 5 p.m., Law Enforcement Officers f…

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On Aug. 17, based on a traffic stop, Steven Brewton, 32, Kingwood, Texas was arrested on a charge of Driving while License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked

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TOPEKA – In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plan to reduce the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19, KDHE is issuing similar guidance in Kansas. Counties may choose to opt in to the shortened quarantine period, either 10 or 7 days with testing…

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