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Despite a relatively early date for the Fall Homecoming dance, HHS students are preparing for a week filled with creativity, spirit, and fun. The festivities are set to begin on Monday the 9th and will end with the dance on Friday evening.

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While students are still settling in at Hiawatha Elementary School for the new academic year, parents are also settling into a new drop-off system that includes a bus loading zone along Miami Street.

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After the first four days of classes, many Doniphan West High School students enjoyed slipping, sliding and splashing together at a waterslide party on Friday, Aug. 23.

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“Swoop in for School Supplies” and meet the new Hiawatha Elementary School principal on Friday, July 26 at the Hiawatha Walmart and at an upcoming pool party at the Hiawatha Aquatic Center.

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The school year is fast approaching!!! Something to keep in mind. Box Tops is changing their program, while they are still accepting culpable box tops they are transitioning to digital. If everyone would please pass the info on.

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A new school year means a new start for teachers and students alike, and for the South Brown County district, that means a handful of new hires will be walking the halls of the schools.

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A trip around Hiawatha’s schools will be a little smoother this year after thousands of feet of concrete have been poured on and around school properties, on roads, sidewalks and around the football field.

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Highland Community College played host to the Northeast Kansas Entrepreneurship Academic during the week of June 10. Students from Doniphan, Brown and Atchison counties gathered for an intensive 3-day workshop focusing on skills needed to start a business. Students learn about topics critica…

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Larry Pottroff has been one of Horton’s most admired teachers and community member for many years. Whether you know him as Larry, Mr. Pottroff, Mr. P. or simply LP, the positive influence he has on his students over the years is very apparent. Many individuals love to share their favorite “P…

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The Doniphan West class of 2019 received diplomas and switched their tassels on Saturday, May 11, at their commencement ceremony. The program included speeches by valedictorian Tucker Holzhey and salutatorian Isaiah Windmeyer and announcement of scholarship recipients.

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Jonte “not so small” Hall, a former Harlem Globetrotter visited Hiawatha Middle School on May 1 to inspire students to stop bullying and believe they can achieve their goals.

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The December Terrific Kids are BriAnna Guilliams and Clayton Handke and the January Terrific Kids are Aradessa Pospisil and Liam Farnen.

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A stolen necklace, dilapidated hotel, small-time crooks, and a sting operation gone wrong set the stage for the Doniphan West High School performance of Tim Kelly’s “Laffing Room Only” on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Hiawatha junior and senior prom was Saturday, April 13. The theme of the year was “Enchanted Evening.”

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The HMS Science Olympiad team competed in the State Tournament on Saturday in Wichita. The team placed 6th in the Small School Division and 15th overall against the top 30 teams in the state of Kansas.

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Doniphan West has started a new system at Doniphan West which will recognize those that make the honor roll each semester.

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Humanities Kansas (HK) recently awarded $50,341 in grants to 10 Kansas organizations. HK grants are designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement. Local contributions are estimated at $90,682.

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Saturday, April 6 was a beautiful day for the Doniphan West juniors, seniors, and guests to enjoy the 2019 prom “Viva Las Vegas.”

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Highland Community College received a $2,000 grant for the integration of the FarmBot Genesis into the precision agriculture curriculum. The grant is provided through Frontier Farm Credit’s Working Here Fund.

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Horton High is presenting “Hollywood Hillbillies” with a matinee at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 and 7 p.m. performances on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

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Hiawatha High school introduced a new event to the end of their day on Friday, March 22. The “Ready for Life” event brought in presenters to show the students how to succeed in many different subjects that are not taught in school.

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Hiawatha Elementary will be holding a 2019-20 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the school library. This is for parents only. Child care will not be provided.