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Veterans Honor List 2022
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Veterans Honor List No. 2
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Service of Remembrance
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Kansas library board decides to keep ‘Fred Gets Dressed’ despite mother’s complaint
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TOPEKA — The Oakley Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to keep a children’s book over objections from a woman who asked for its removal. Janna Leitner tried to ban “Fred Gets Dressed,” by Peter Brown, from the…
Farmers Market set to open 10th season with a bang
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As the Hiawatha Farmers Market prepares for a celebration of a decade in service of the local community, the market’s organizer, Angela Twombly, said that the Opening Day Celebration that the group will be hosting on June 2 will be…
Community Happenings
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Commissioner Pollock proposes reducing security at courthouse, allowing guns
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The Brown County Commission met Monday for regular session and once again Commissioner Bill Pollock brought up the subject of removing the courthouse security check and also taking down the NO GUNS ALLOWED signs so residents would be allowed to…
Sheriff's Office sponsoring community safety event
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The Brown County Sheriff's Office is inviting the public to a community safety event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday June 4 at the Sheriff's office.
History Mysteries at the Museum, "Give Back to Move Forward"
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The weekend for the give back to move forward weekend is here! Brown County Historical Society hopes to raise enough funds for our dedicated Windmill Museum! Every donation counts and we hope you will pledge generously and help us achieve…
Chapter No. 3 meeting set for June 4
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The second quarter meeting of Kansas Chapter No. 3 is set for Saturday, June 4 at the Brown County Ag Museum.
Commission changes course on Miami property
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After granting extensions since the winter, the Hiawatha City Commission drew a line in the sand on Monday evening, voting to instruct city staff to complete demolition on the property at 310 Miami Street.
A Season of Remembrance
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This year’s 52nd annual Memorial Day remembrance and celebration is a significant federal holiday for all Americans. The first noteworthy observation occurred on May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. According to historical archives, this commemorative day was…
Monument in Hiawatha Cemetery
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A monument stands in back of the Hiawatha Cemetery that is in memory of veterans whose bodies lay in unknown graves or were lost and never recovered due to enemy action.
Brown County Commission
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Community Happenings
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Horton Commission approves application for Pony Express Byway
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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in May, and the group was approached by Connie Werner about seeking verbal support to join the Pony Express Byway. The Pony Express route ran through Horton from 1860-1861, nd the…
History Mysteries at the Museum, "Hester Potter, and perhaps a Cherry Tree"
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One of our fellow history investigators, Daryl Schooler, stopped by and shared a delightful story about a former Brown County resident, Hester Potter. Hester Potter in her memoir talks about George Washington chopping down his father's cherry tree in her…
Five candidates vye for position of Hiawatha mayor
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The Brown County Clerk’s office has announced recent filings for the 2022 elections - including five candidate for the position of City of Hiawatha Mayor.
Brown County Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel
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Twenty members of the Brown County, Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met Monday, May 9 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha. Lunch was catered by Rachel Bruning of The Bake Shop in Everest. President Betty Robison welcomed all members…
Hiawatha Police
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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress
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The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Mark McCormick is the former executive director of The Kansas African…
Eternal Hope celebrates 10 years
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Eternal Hope Worship Center is celebrating 10 years of sharing God with the community and have a special event set for Sunday to commemorate the milestone.
HHS vocal groups perform final concert of year
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Hiawatha High School vocal groups performed their final concert of the year Tuesday night.
Community Happenings
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Identity theft booklets available at Sheriff's Office
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The Brown County Sheriff's office has identity theft informational booklets available in the lobby.