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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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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of July 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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TOPEKA – Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay recently announced that he has filed criminal charges against Brett Hollister, Shawnee County District Court Case 20-CR-1408, in relation to an excessive use of force incident that took place in June at a Topeka hospital.

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A new phone scam is circulating in the area, and Brown County Sherriff John Merchant wants local citizens to be aware.

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On 6-28-2020, Renee Francouer, 38, Topeka was arrested on Brown County and Topeka Driving While Cancelled Suspended or Revoked Warrants.

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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of June 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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A 20-year-old Willis man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday in Brown County District Court on charges of felony aggravated sexual battery, criminal possession of a firearm in connection with burglary charges in Atchison County, along with several other charges.

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On June 20, deputies responded to a 911 call northeast of Hiawatha. Arrested on a charge of Domestic Battery was Jared Schulenberg, 29, of Hiawatha.

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One of the main roads through Hiawatha that has been periodically closed for construction the past 18 months is set to reopen Friday morning.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and one topic of discussion was local free food programs. Commissioner Wade Edwards voiced his concerns about the programs potentially shutting down the local grocery store.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening and heard from Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s board president Kate Miller regarding the group’s plans for the annual Halloween Frolic.

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The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening and ratified a negotiated agreement with staff. A $0.25 raise was approved for all classified staff, while a 2% increase passed for the district’s 5 administration staff members, while principals and the Curriculum Director were moved to 12-mont…

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The Horton City Commission met last month, and the group voted to approve a 2021 budget with a mill levy of 67.787. Commissioner Edwards noted that the levy has not been raised since 2019, when it increased just 0.021 mills.

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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. 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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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.