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Like almost all of the athletes he coached through the end of January at Highland Community College, Jered Ross was an African-American on a campus where more than eight in 10 students are white, but it rarely concerned him.

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The governor's "Stay Home" order has some Kansans wondering what's essential and what's not.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn t…

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Kansas and Missouri small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package providing emergency assistance to the American people, businesses and health care providers amid the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The package…

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Thank you for the outpouring of support for the hospital staff and providers. Your thoughtfulness and kindness are very appreciated during this very challenging time in our state, our country and the world. The staff and providers have enjoyed the drinks, food, cookies and appreciate your prayers.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been providing unprecedented flexibility to labs and manufacturers to develop and offer COVID-19 tests across the U.S. The FDA’s regulations have not hindered or been a roadblock to the rollout of tests during this pandemic. Every action the FDA has …

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Each of us can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing our hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease …

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added two new states to the quarantine list: Louisiana and Colorado. Previously, just certain counties in Colorado were included. This is effective for persons returning today, March 27, and moving forward.

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Today, March 28, 2020 Governor Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide Stay Home order effective 12:01 AM Monday, March 30, 2020 to remain in force until rescinded, April 19, 2020 or until the statewide state of disaster emergency proclaimed on March 12, 2020 relatin…

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As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, today Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-16, making Kansas the 22nd state in the nation to institute a temporary, statewide stay-home order.

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In a time of uncertainty, concern for safety and worry about the future, many local people, businesses and organizations are stepping up and reaching out to the community.

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Brown County Humane Society, 2393 Mallard Rd., Hiawatha, KS, 785-742-1976, email: brcohs66434@yahoo.com. Please come out and see all the super wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. The more that can find a home, the more space we have to save more!

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New rules for state and local governments to comply with the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during ‘social distancing’ emergency restrictions have been approved by the State Rules and Regulations Board and are now legally binding, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

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America withdrew its last troops from Vietnam on March 29, 1975. Annually, the date is set aside as a national holiday, Vietnam Veteran Day, to honor and remember all the men and women who served their country in the Vietnam War. To all of those who died in combat, or later from their injuri…

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Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, Brown County will be limiting public access to Brown County departments and offices to take preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus illness. We are making arrangements to adjust services to be in the best interest of the empl…

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The Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging was awarded funding as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s new Access, Innovation, and Collaboration Program.

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Currently Second Harvest Community Food Bank is continuing to provide product distribution to their 50-plus Partner Agencies, and provide services and programs, i.e. the Fresh Mobile Pantry and Backpack Buddies, to those in need. New, Second Harvest will be launching ‘Early Out’ sites in loc…

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Rainbow Communications wants to let the community know that company officials are watching the news about COVID-19 carefully and doing what they can to respond thoughtfully and responsibly.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for a Special Meeting, and the group was given updated information on how the city is handling precautions for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hiawatha Community Hospital Leadership have been monitoring the spread of COVID in Kansas and Nationally. We have established our Incident Command and identified strategies to operate the hospital and more importantly set benchmarks on when we need to implement additional strategies to prote…

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The County of Brown is posting this notice for the purpose of considering an application to be submitted to county funds under the our CDBG Local Revolving Micro-Loan Fund for the effects of COVID 19 on local businesses.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending continuity of operations for licensed child care facilities at this time (centers, preschools, day care homes and school age programs). Child care facilities may accept new enrollees in accordance with the terms of their …

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Governor Laura Kelly was joined today by David Toland, Secretary of Commerce; Delía García, Secretary of Labor; David Herndon, State Bank Commissioner; and others to discuss what the Kelly Administration is doing to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, on th…

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Today, March 28, 2020 Governor Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide Stay Home order effective 12:01 AM Monday, March 30, 2020 to remain in force until rescinded, April 19, 2020 or until the statewide state of disaster emergency proclaimed on March 12, 2020 relatin…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for a Special Meeting, and the group was given updated information on how the city is handling precautions for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Given the constantly-changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, there is a nonstop amount of information to consider. As such, the following are changes to City operations until further notice, as well as information to assist you with these changes. All is done in an effort to…

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(The Center Square) – As of March 31, 30 of the 50 states have issued stay-at-home orders to residents. Although the names of the orders – shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe – vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.

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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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Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, Brown County will be limiting public access to Brown County departments and offices to take preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus illness. We are making arrangements to adjust services to be in the best interest of the empl…

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The Brown County Courthouse will be closed to the general public until further notice. This is effective as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.