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Beginning Feb. 22 through March 5, the Hiawatha Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma with increased enforcement near area high schools in an effort to raise awareness through seatbelt usage.

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Brown County Sheriff John Merchant said he would like to inform everyone of ongoing scams circulating Brown County.

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The Brown County Sheriffs office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the owner of the stained glass window referenced in this photograph.

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The following are the Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of December 2020, Ted Collins, Judge.

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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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As we wrap up Black History Month in February, it is only natural to recognize one of Hiawatha’s most well-known residents who was prominent not only in the game of basketball, but in the civil rights movement.

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New features have been added to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s travel information website, KanDrive, to provide motorists additional resources when planning travel routes and getting information about current roadway conditions across Kansas.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Kansas farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about…

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The Horton City Commission approved a payment to USDA for final approval in the amount of $143,889.27 for the Phase III Sewer project.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, voting to approve bids for a city truck, as well as for 2021 cement work.

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After four years of railing against “deep state” actors who, he said, tried to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump relented to U.S. intelligence leaders in his final days in office, allowing them to block the release of critical material in the Russia investigation, according to a former senior congressional investigator who later joined the Trump administration.

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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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Brown County Sheriff John Merchant said he would like to inform everyone of ongoing scams circulating Brown County.