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Domestic Disturbance While Driving Leads To Elk Creek Man’s Arrest

LINCOLN–(LSO June 26)–An Elk Creek man is in the Lancaster County Jail, after he allegedly forced his girlfriend to drive, then assaulting her in a ditch near 120th and Highway 2 around 8:30pm Sunday. Sheriff Terry Wagner says 32-year-old Cody Ringle forced the 37-year-old woman to drive to...
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Walmart and Bombshells raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Hiawatha Walmart and the Brown County Bombshells teamed up with the Children’s Miracle Network last weekend to host an event in the Walmart parking lot that drew a lot of local attention. The CMN Miss Miracle Pageant and Car Show was the 2nd Annual iteration of the attraction, and...
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Friends of Hospice Volunteers

The regular monthly meeting of Friends of Hospice Volunteers was held on Wednesday, June 22, at the Northeast Kansas Multicounty Hospice office in Horton, KS. Those in attendance were Charlene Branch, Alisa Britt, Historian Dixie Westervelt, President Rosemary Schooler, Angel Dexter, Donna Bottom, Marty Mercer, Secretary Betty Robison and Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Bottom.

Local communities plan Fourth celebrations

The 4th of July is nearly here, and local communities are putting the final touches on their Independence Day plans. Hiawatha will host its annual firework show over Noble Park - set off on Windmill Lane - at dusk on Sunday, July 3. Private fireworks will be allowed at the Hiawatha Lake on July 1 until 10 p.m., and until midnight on the nights of July 2-4th. The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau is partnering with The Hiawatha Creamery to host an Ice Cream 5K and Fun Run Saturday morning with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber office, 801 Oregon St. The 5K will kick off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run/Walk will be at 9 a.m. on the north side of the courthouse with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will end up at The Hiawatha Creamery, where they will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone.

Hiawatha man killed in motorcycle accident

A 51-year-old Hiawatha man was killed near the Nebraska-Kansas state line on June 16. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Luke Scheidt was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on U.S. 73 Highway, about 1 mile south of the state line when the accident occurred somewhere prior to 5 p.m. — which is when it was reported. The motorcycle left the roadway, crossed a driveway and overturned.

Scheidt, Luke E. 1970-2022

Luke E. Scheidt, 51, of Hiawatha, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, died June 16, 2022, from injuries received from a motorcycle accident west of Reserve. Luke was born Aug. 14, 1970, at Topeka, Kansas, the son of Randy and Connie Grant Scheidt and grew up in and around Lincoln. He graduated...

Shockley, Rebecca J. 1955-2022

Rebecca Jean Becky Shockley, 67, of Hiawatha, died with family by her side at her home Friday, June 17, 2022. Becky was born May 16, 1955, at Horton, Kansas, the daughter of Simon Eugene Gene and Wilma Jean Kissinger Smith and was a lifelong Hiawatha resident where she attended school, graduating from Hiawatha High School with the class of 1973.

Soldier Township Fire Dept. hosts open house to interact with community

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Soldier Township Fire Department hosted an open house Friday, June 24, to get to know the community more. Soldier Township’s Open House featured fun activities such as “touch a truck,” picture props for kids, fun water games where kids put out fires, food, and displayed its antique, original 1937 Chevy fire truck.

Hiawatha swimmers compete at Sabetha

The Hiawatha Swim Team competed at Sabetha Saturday. Hiawatha will host the meet on Saturday, June 25. The following are individual results:. 8 and Under: 1st-Jackson Jagels, Quinn Leahy, Brody Nigus, Jackson Heiniger 2:04.06. 9-10: 2nd-Kasen Patton, Declan Kettler, Caleb Heiniger, Dayne Covert 2:00.66; 3rd-Ben Geisendorf, Levi Olson, Hunter Durre,...

Sanner, Gloria J. 1934-2022

FAIRVIEW, Kan. Gloria June Sanner, 87, of Fairview, Kansas was gathered into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, and a multitude of family and friends on Sunday, June 19, 2022, while her earthly family lovingly said goodbye. Gloria was born on Aug. 19, 1934, the daughter of Lester...

Daryl and Rosemary Schooler celebrate 50 years!

Daryl and Rosemary (Combs) Schooler were married July 1, 1972, at the Stull United Methodist Church, Stull, Kansas. They have lived on the family farm northeast of Hiawatha their entire married life. They have been blessed with three children: Rosalyn (Greg) Wisniewski, Clinton, Missouri, Regan (Troy) Sheets, Bella Vista, Arkansas...

Jere's Tractors

Around these parts, many people know who and what you are referring to when Jere’s Tractors are mentioned. Jere Bruning will turn 92 this coming September. A lifelong Brown Countian, he attended Hilltop country school for 8 years before joining his father on the family farm — which was located northwest of Hiawatha. It was on the farm that his love with Farmall and International tractors began.

Kiwanis awards local scholarships

The Hiawatha Kiwanis Club has recently awarded four scholarships of $500 each to Hiawatha High School graduates from the class of 2022. Three of the awardees will be attending Highland Community College. They are Michaela Gruber, Sydney Johansen and Tyler Davis. The fourth awardee, Mackenzie Gormley, will be attending Kansas...

Hometown Hero Charles Cobun Celebrates 80th Birthday!

Charles Lloyd Cobun was born in Hiawatha, on June 25, 1942. Despite being plagued with Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia & Gustatory Rhinitis his entire life, Charles persevered; he had a successful career in law enforcement and then became a real estate mogul with help from his wife, Susie. The above photo was...