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It is homecoming week for the Doniphan West Mustangs and it is packed with activities. The overall theme for homecoming is Dancing Through the Decades, and each day of the week has a certain dress up day and decade-related lunchtime game.

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After the first two days of classes, many Doniphan West High School students enjoyed slipping, sliding and splashing together at a waterslide party on Friday, Aug. 20.

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Hiawatha USD 415 is excited to announce new faculty and staff for the 2021-22 school year. Several of the new teachers provided short bios to introduce themselves to the community:

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The Hiawatha Middle School Band Camp will be Monday, July 26 through Wednesday the 28th under the direction of new band instructor Jarod Estrada.

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The 16 Doniphan West seniors received diplomas and accomplishments were celebrated at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 15. The ceremony included speeches from class president Joscelyne Keller, salutatorian Alexis Wilson, and valedictorian Kinlee Whetstine; and special awards and scho…

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Doniphan West High School students have seen her standing outside the hallways being her crazy goofy self. They may even hear her from across the library singing some random song. She’s behind the scenes but still manages to be the center of attention in a room. D-West students have probably…

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Hiawatha students were honored with academic recognition at Sunday’s commencement services and Hiawatha High School announced numerous graduates were the recipients of approximately $137,000 in local scholarships.

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The Nemaha County CattleWomen and Double G & L Farms presented a Farm Safety Day for the First and Second grade classes in Hiawatha on May 14, 2021. It was a day on Double G & L Farms where 127 students plus teachers learned the possible hazards that could occur on the farm.

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Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, Trustee for the H.O. Middlebrook Scholarship Trust, has announced the 2021 award recipients.

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Katherine Madsen, a senior at Hiawatha High School,has received the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas. High School Principal, Lori Fordyce, announced Friday that Madsen has demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive t…

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The Doniphan West chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members in an evening ceremony on Tuesday, April 27. The new members, all sophomores, met the requirements of leadership, service, scholarship, and character.

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The Hiawatha High School theater department has announced an upcoming presentation of Grease, a family-friendly musical spin on the classic film, for its spring production. The show will run on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at the south side of the Brown County Courthouse; specific times…

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Hiawatha Middle School’s Science Olympiad team competed in state competition throughout the month of April — all virtual competitions. In the Team Small School Division, Hiawatha took third place and in the overall team category that included all divisions, Hiawatha placed 11th.

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Kindergarten Round-up and Screening has been scheduled for Friday, May 7 at the Horton Elementary School. Age requirement for children entering kindergarten for the state of Kansas is age 5 or older on or before Aug. 31, 2021.

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(The following is a special Letter to the Editor as a school project by 8-year-old Madeline Aller.)

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For the next 15 weeks, Professor Linda Boyd along with seven willing students will meet on Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. for College English.

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(Editor’s Note: The following article was written and submitted by Madeline Aller, 8-year-old daughter of Stuart and Amanda Aller, as a writing assignment for her American Government class that challenged her to write a Letter to the Editor.)

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The Hiawatha High School Student Council is collecting donations for the Brown County Humane Society at the basketball games on Friday night.

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The Doniphan West High School fall play production of “How To Host a Murder Mystery (In Fifteen Simple Steps)” finally hit the stage, with two performances on Sunday, Dec. 13.

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The Doniphan West High School Scholars Bowl team has started competition, having attended varsity meets at Nemaha Central and Horton. With more practice, they are hoping to improve their 2-9 record as they continue to compete.