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A 38-year-old Fairview man was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, indecent liberties and other charges.

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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 Brown County Attorney reported Wednesday that Andrew Kreek entered guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, aggravated battery and speeding in connection with a November fatality accident near Hiawatha.

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The Wolf River Quail Forever Chapter has announced that they will host the Annual Gene Hollabaugh Memorial Fishing Tournament on Oct. 3.

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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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Susan Bryant is retiring after nearly a quarter of a century of building relationships with the public at the Morrill Public Library.

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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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While many were hopeful for a “back to normal” fall within the schools, unfortunately dealing with the COVID-19 is the “new reality.”

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It’s harvest time in Northeast Kansas and Brown County Sheriff John Merchant wants to remind everyone to take extra caution on the roads.

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Safety advocates across Kansas encourage families to make sure their children are always securely buckled up during Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 20-26.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to no longer include travel to Aruba and to also remove mandatory quarantine following attendance at out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more provided people wear masks and maintain soci…

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At Monday’s Hiawatha City Commission meeting, several concerned community members took advantage of the newly reinstated Public Comments portion of the agenda to address concerns over the city’s animal control ordinances.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) has launched a new Business PPE Stopgap program, which provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses experiencing delays in purchased equipment.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group approved a resolution setting public hearings for seven properties in Hiawatha that have been deemed uninhabitable by City Code Enforcement.

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After 28 years with Hiawatha’s Community Latchkey Program, the group has announced the retirement Barb Mueller. Mueller started with the program at its inception in 1992 and has been a constant ever since.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has added Mission Lake in Brown County as a watch to its list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. Photographic …

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The Brown County Sheriff wanted to warn local residents about concerns centering around unsolicited suspicious packages that some county residents have reported receiving in the mail.

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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.