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The Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs has announced that their Regional Service Officers are now back in their offices. Currently, they are not expected to resume their itinerant schedules to the counties in the near future but will be available to Veterans, their families and survivors o…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and Police Chief John Defore brought several requests for the Police Department that were approved by the group.

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The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau Member of the Month is Kex Rx Pharmacy and Home Care.

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would, again, like to remind Kansans of the importance of safety this Independence Day.

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On Thursday June 25, for the first time in 107 yrs. The US 36 Highway Association Board held its annual meeting, via ZOOM! In the face of challenges with economy and travel, this organization knows how to adapt and use technology to keep the momentum and support going across the thirteen cou…

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Many people will celebrate this holiday weekend by hitting the road and traveling to and through Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Turnpike Authority and Kansas Department of Transportation partnered to remind motorists to travel safely during Independence Day and throughout the rest…

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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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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with local public health, is encouraging people who are attending sporting tournaments to please exercise appropriate prevention measures for COVID-19 as clusters are beginning to develop and potential exposures have occurred.

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Statewide cases of COVID-19 continue to increase daily with mid-week numbers hovering around 12,970 throughout 94 counties and 261 deaths, as of Wednesday’s numbers.

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The Brown County Historical Society is hosting the Morrill Public Library's "Storytimes at the Ag Museum” for preschoolers and their families starting on Friday and continuing through July.

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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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TOPEKA — Governor Laura Kelly announced that her administration, as well as officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, recommend that communities do not move into Phase Out of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas,” which was originally planned to begin June 22, and instead…

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Statewide cases of COVID-19 continue to increase daily with mid-week numbers hovering around 11,681 throughout 91 counties and 247 deaths, as of Wednesday’s numbers.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has added three states to the quarantine list: Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas, and removed six states from the list: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. This is effective for persons returning to…

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A group of Hiawatha High School alumni is raising money to replace the state championship signs around Red Hawk Drive.

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At Monday night’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting, the city’s policymakers discussed the near future of city facilities as the town continues to re-open from the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

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The Hiawatha City Commission has set the dates for 4th of July activities this year.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In…

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nominatio…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact the…

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TOPEKA – Major technology companies must take responsibility for the rapid proliferation of apps that claim to help contain the spread of COVID-19 through ‘contact tracing’ but that in fact may put consumers’ personal information at risk, Attorney General Derek Schmidt has told Google and Apple.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and Police Chief John Defore brought several requests for the Police Department that were approved by the group.

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The issue of pooling sewage at a Hiawatha residence was addressed in Hiawatha City Court last week, and the property owner was given two weeks to bring the house within code before further action is taken.

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Warmer weather has brought progress on Hiawatha’s City Sales Tax street projects, as contactors AHRS begin to move beyond their initial jobs of the spring and onto other work.

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The National Bureau of Economic Research recently announced that the U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020. Unprecedented levels of unemployment and declines in economic activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the economy’s 10-year period of expansion. With job prospects looking bleak for the near future, pursuing an advanced degree may become an attractive option for recent college graduates and those who find themselves unemployed.

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In early June, Massachusetts’s ban on flavored e-cigarette products went into effect. Massachusetts is the first state to prohibit the retail sale of flavored vaping products and flavored tobacco products like menthol cigarettes. While flavored e-cig use is still allowed in a handful of state licensed “smoking bars,” products in those establishments are hit with a whopping 75 percent excise tax.

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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 County Clerk Melissa Gormley. Dwight Kruse opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited …

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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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The Brown County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday morning to lift all COVID-related restrictions in the county. Commissioner Richard Lehmkuhl was the nay vote.

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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.