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While it seems that the leaves had barely had time to fall and the dust is still settling on our Halloween festivities, in reality the holidays are just around the corner and it’s really beginning to look a lot like Christmas around these parts.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, voting to approve the previously-discussed increases to contractor licensing fees, along with new bond requirements for tree trimming contractors.

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The Hiawatha Championship Sports Complex continues to grow closer to reality, as the Hiawatha Baseball and Softball Club held their First Annual Double Play Fundraising Dinner last week, which was met with an outstanding turnout and reception.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely. Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, it is important to know what COVID-19 precautions you can take to protect yourself and others this holiday season.

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Members of South Brown County churches are making plans to stage the 29th outdoor Luminaries over a 10-block area in downtown Horton on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-7 p.m., weather permitting.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the state of Alaska and the countries of Estonia, Isle of Man, Latvia, Lithuania and Serbia. The countries of Austria, Cayman Islands, Croatia and Gibraltar have been added to the…

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Doniphan County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system, located in Doniphan County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure . Failure to maintain adequate pressure …

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The USD 430 School Board met last week, voting to extend the contract of Superintendent Jason Cline through the 2023-24 school year.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Doniphan County Rural Water District 3, located in Doniphan County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in October, and the group discussed the recent hostilities over the rate increases for camping spots at Mission Lake. Commissioner Wade Edwards said he would like to offer a gesture to resident campers, suggesting that the $50 fee to reserve …

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

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The Robinson American Legion has sponsored a veteran memorial display, which can be viewed at the Bird Cage Theatre window.

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Planning is underway for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, set for Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 25 — at the First Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at the church from noon to 1 p.m. and delivery service begins at 11 a.m.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Kansas will adopt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), making all…

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Sheriff John Merchant reported he has been made aware of multiple scams circulating throughout the county and wanted to inform resident to be on the lookout and extra cautious when receiving calls or e-mails.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening — a rescheduled regular meeting — and the group welcomed Marissa Lemay, great niece of Lena Mae Grier Carper, to read a Proclamation honoring the humanitarian efforts of her great aunt.

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TOPEKA – Each year Kansas students are invited to enter photographs that celebrate Kansas and be eligible for special prizes. This year’s theme is Your Favorite Place in Kansas. First place winners in each grade from first to 12th will receive iPads; second place awards in each grade are Kindles.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, voting to approve the previously-discussed increases to contractor licensing fees, along with new bond requirements for tree trimming contractors.

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in October, and the group discussed the recent hostilities over the rate increases for camping spots at Mission Lake. Commissioner Wade Edwards said he would like to offer a gesture to resident campers, suggesting that the $50 fee to reserve …

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening — a rescheduled regular meeting — and the group welcomed Marissa Lemay, great niece of Lena Mae Grier Carper, to read a Proclamation honoring the humanitarian efforts of her great aunt.

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The outcry from the local camping community continued at the first October meeting of the Horton City Commission, as a handful of campers were present at the meeting to express their displeasure at the recent increase in the fee to rent a camping space for the year to $500.

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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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Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2019