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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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A new month is right around the corner, and with March approaching, Hiawatha Parks & Recreation Director Stacy Jasper has announced the department’s upcoming events.

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There is a new face at Ryan Meininger State Farm, as Meininger has hired on Logan Scheitel of rural Rulo, Neb., as the team’s new Life Insurance Specialist and Property & Casualty Salesman.

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Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, released new/updated information for the “Map the Meal Gap” study showing that food insecurity now resides at 54,657 individuals in Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s 19-county service area.

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TOPEKA – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Laura Kelly has issued Executive Orders, most recently Executive Order # 20-70, to temporarily extend the deadline for Kansas driver’s license and state identification card renewals. The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles c…

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Statistics continue to roll in across the tri-county area, as Brown, Nemaha and Doniphan County Health Departments and medical facilities work to neutralize the Coronavirus pandemic in our local area.

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The USD 415 met last Monday, and after holding several Executive Sessions, voted to hire David Pottroff as the new HHS Industrial Technology teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

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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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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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As the arctic cold is causing rolling blackouts here in the Heartland, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reminds communities, families, and businesses to be aware of potential sources that can create dangerous and even deadly indoor air quality.

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Commodities for North Brown County will be distributed from 9-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Eternal Hope Family Life Center, 424 Oregon St., in Hiawatha.

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Brown County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up Feb. 1-28 to accept requests for state financial assistance to install enduring conservation practices.

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Postponed twice because of the pandemic, the Big Kansas Road Trip will happen May 6-9 according to Kansas Sampler Foundation officials and county event leaders.

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The Robinson Lions Club announced this week, that they are regretfully cancelling the 2021 Melodrama due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TOPEKA – This month, Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed February as Black History Month and encouraged Kansans to reflect on the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development and strive to create a more inclusive, e…

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Please be aware that a fraudulent SMS phishing attempt is being distributed. This is not from the Kansas Department of Labor and no links should be clicked. If you receive a text like this, please delete it immediately.

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The Kansas Department of Transportation has a message for everyone this Super Bowl Sunday: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Many football fans across the state will enjoy watching the Kansas City Chiefs participate in Super Bowl LV this Sunday, Feb. 7. But the celebration should not involve …

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of the “Find My Vaccine” mapping tool, designed to help Kansans locate sites that are administering vaccines in their communities. The tool is available now on https://kansasvaccine.gov, Kansas’s COVID-19 vaccine website. Kansans in va…

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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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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.