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Brown County Sheriff's Office receives traffic safety award

On Monday, March 19, at the regular meeting of the Brown County Commissioners, Sheriff John Merchant and his department were recognized with the presentation of the American Automobile Association's, Platinum Community Traffic Safety Award by Robert Hamilton, the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Offic


Hiawatha Happenings with the HCVB

I am excited and honored to join the Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau (HCVB) as the new director. I want to thank everyone for your warm welcome. Also, I want to thank Deidra Leander, past director, for her support and assistance in helping me transition into this position. Following in Deidra's

HIAWATHAWORLDONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

New director settling in at HCVB

After nearly a month as director of the Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau, Elizabeth Lane is settling into her new job quite nicely. Lane started her position officially Feb. 19 and has been busy getting acquainted with community and business leaders in Hiawatha, as well as working with her board

HIAWATHAWORLDONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 06:30:00

HCVB's Easter Egg Hunt promises hippity-hoppity fun!

The Easter Bunny is back! He will be making an appearance at the Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Debbie Philips, Chamber Easter Committee chairwoman said the bunny-hopping event will be Saturday, March 31 at the Brown County Courthouse. Be there a little earlier this y

HIAWATHAWORLDONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 14:00:00

Glass pipe discovery smokes out meth conviction

A rural Effingham man is possibly facing some prison time after he was convicted on a felony drug charge Friday in district court. Glen E. Ballard, 58, pleaded guilty to one felony count possession of methamphetamine in connection with residue discovered on a glass smoking pipe that belonged to him.

ATCHISONGLOBENOW.COM - 2018-03-23 20:01:00

Care worker facing mistreatment charge

ATCHISON, Kansas - A staffer at an Atchison care facility faces a felony charge in connection with an incident involving an elderly man who is reportedly a patient there. Tammy L. Puckett, 38, faces one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. Police arrested Puckett Thursday night at Medicalodge

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 21:54:00

U.S. 36 Highway Association: Multiple local members honored

The US 36 Highway Association Inc., formed in Belleville in March 1913. It became incorporated July 12, 1968! Celebrating 105 years and 50 years of incorporation didn't happen by itself. In each of the thirteen counties across the state, businesses and community people annually support with their me


Smalley walks off in Labette split against No. 6 Highland

For the second series in a row, the Labette Cardinals split against a nationally ranked team as No. 6 Highland won Game 1 on Friday 5-1 before the Cardinals took the second game 5-4 in walkoff, nine-inning fashion. Labette is now 8-14 overall, including 8-6 over its last 12 games which includes thr

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-24 02:33:00

Benefit planned for Dagan Ruckman and Oakleigh Correll

There will be a benefit held at Heritage Hall in Holton on Sunday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 15-year-old Dagan Ruckman and for 19-month-old Oakleigh Correll. Billed as the "Stand Tall and Breathe Easy Benefit,'' a pulled pork meal will be offered for a free will donation. There will also b


Rex West sworn in as interim Police Commissioner

The Horton City Commission met on Monday evening, with standing Commissioners Ken Krug, Wade Edwards and Jeremy Forkenbrock present, along with new Commissioner Rex West, Mayor Bryan Stirton and City Administrator Kim Knudson. Commissioner West was sworn in by Adminsitrator Knudson, and will fulfill


Holton designates acre of Prairie Lake grounds as pollinator area

The K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever's plan to plant a "pollinator area" at Holton's Prairie Lake will benefit more than just quail, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday before approving the plan. Greg Tanking, Holton street superintendent and a member of the Quail Forever chapter, proposed pla


City reminds residents NO TRASH at limb and brush dumping site

Due to an increase in trash brought to the city limb and brush dumping area north of town, the city is reminding citizens that ONLY limbs and brush are accepted. This dumping area is located about 1 mile north of town on US 73 Highway at the airport, east of the Quonset. Leaves are accepted as well,


Guest column: You and I need to do better

I'll admit right off the bat, I am a pastor, so this might be just a bit like another of my sermons. I don't mean it to be, but I've been having some thoughts; and, they have to do with Matthew 5, from Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount." Maybe you have heard of it? It is here that Jesus bestows blessings

ATCHISONGLOBENOW.COM - 2018-03-23 04:26:00

4-H Club: Morrill Tip-Top 2.26.18

Thadd Menold gives a talk on how to show lambs at the fair. The Morrill Tip-Top 4-H Club last met on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Morrill Community Building. Prior to the meeting, the club cleaned the community building.Lucas Menold gives a project talk on the basics of rocketry. At 7 p.m., the meeting w


St. Joseph man killed on I-29

OREGON, Mo. - A 55-year-old St. Joseph man was killed early Saturday morning after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving traveled off Interstate 29 in Holt County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jesus J. Faudoa-Morales was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Holt County Coroner's of


West Campus plan includes tearing down A Hall, third gym

The Manhattan-Ogden school board's plan to expand Manhattan High School's West Campus includes tearing down the wing known as A Hall on the school's south side and building a two-story wing with an attached gym in its place. The board on Wednesday appeared to reach a consensus on moving forward with


Hiawatha school board faces decision on track

Time may be running out on another season, as the USD 415 School Board has been cautious in weighing the financial ramifications of regarding replacing of the Hiawatha High School track. The track, which has been deemed too far out of repair for competition, has been a matter of discussion at the la


Hiawatha students stand against school violence

On Wednesday, Hiawatha High School students walked out in honor of 17 Florida school shooting victims. March 14 was the national "Walk Out" day in honor of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkville, Fla. They were killed Feb. 14 when a former student entered the building and o


US factory output jumped 1.2 percent in February

WASHINGTON - U.S. factory output jumped last month, led by big gains in the production of cars, computers and furniture. The Federal Reserve said Friday that manufacturing output rebounded 1.2 percent in February, the most since October and following three months of weak or negative readings. Factor


Organization News: Sabetha Chamber of Commerce

Submitted by Gina Murchison Director The Monday, March 12, Sabetha Chamber of Commerce meeting was called to order by the Chamber's president Dayra Menold. Other members present were Robert Wahwasuck, Brandy Meyer, Julie Burenheide, Carol Henninger, Marlene Bosworth and Gina Murchison. The minutes w