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Onaga woman injured in crash near Pottawatomie-Nemaha County line

An Onaga woman is recovering following a Wednesday car crash near the Pottawatomie and Nemaha County line. Officials with the Kansas Highway Patrol say 58-year-old Delores Sauvage was northbound on Kansas Highway 63 shortly before 12:30 p.m. when her Cadillac Deville left the roadway to the east and struck a field entrance. The car reportedly went airborne before coming to rest on it’s front.
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Lewis, Harry O. 1947-2022

Harry O. Lewis, 75, of Hiawatha, entered this life Jan. 14, 1947, at Highland, Kansas, one of six children born to Lawrence and Margaret Walton Lewis. Harry departed this life peacefully with family by his side Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Amberwell Hiawatha. Harry was a man who did a...

Saint Marys man sentenced for Atchison Co. burglaries

ATCHISON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Saint Marys, Kansas man has been sentenced to just under seven years in prison for his role in a burglary spree in 2020. Curt Vandevelde was found guilty on June 1 by a jury on all charges, which included aggravated battery of a residence, burglary of a motor vehicle, and three counts of theft.

Onaga woman injured in wreck after vehicle goes airborne

POTTAWATOMIE CO., Kan. (WIBW) - An Onaga woman sustained suspected serious injuries after her vehicle hit a field entrance and went airborne around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Delores E. Sauvage, 58, of Onaga, was driving a 1995 Cadillac DeVille northbound on K-63 when she left the road to the east, struck a field entrance and then went “airborne for some distance.”

Mayetta man arrested for high speed chase through Jackson Co.

JACKSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Mayetta man is facing several charges connected to a high-speed chase Tuesday evening in Jackson County. Sheriff Tim Morse says Lucas Michael Kitchkommie, 42, of Mayetta was booked into the Jackson Co. Jail for aggravated assault on law enforcement, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, driving under the influence, driving while suspended, criminal littering, and interference with law enforcement.

Carlson, Adam J. 1982-2022

HIAWATHA, Kan. Adam James Carlson, 39, of Hiawatha, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. He was born on Sept. 14, 1982 in Horton, Kansas, the son of James and Wilma Richard Carlson. Adam graduated from Horton High School in 2001. Adam worked as the Bingo Supervisor for the Sac-N-Fox Casino. He loved playing video games and spending time with his children.

Hiawatha Swim Team hosts Saturday meet

The Hiawatha Swim Team hosted a meet at the Aquatic Park last Saturday. The following are individual results:. 8 and Under: 1st-Brody Nigus, Quinn Leahy, Jackson Jagels 1:46.12; 3rd-Jackson Heiniger, Simon Heiniger, Porter Hillyer, Carter Bannister 2:22.67. 9-10: 1st-Dayne Covert, Declan Kettler, Caleb Heiniger, Ben Geisendorf 1:53.00; 2nd-Levi Olson, Kasen...

Bob Williamson 1928-2022

Robert LeRoy “Bob” Williamson, 94, of Holton, formerly of Netawaka, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, at The Pines. He was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Grantville, the son of Everette and Nona (Townsend) Williamson. Bob attended Grantville Grade School and graduated from Turner High School (Kansas City)...

Larson, Kent 1959-2022

Our loving father and husband, Kent Larson, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at age 62. He battled against gastric cancer for 18 months, something he kept private from friends, neighbors and co-workers. He wanted to live his shortened life as normally as possible and did not want to burden others.

A pretty good day for baling hay

Don Askren of Holton (at left) watched from inside his tractor as a baler released a round bale of brome hay on his property south of Holton yesterday afternoon, after mowing the field on Monday and allowing the cut hay to have “a pretty good drying day.” Farmers throughout the region could be seen mowing and baling hay early this week, thanks to hot and dry conditions that were ideal for a hay harvest. (Photo by Brian Sanders)

Hiawatha Commission sets plan for City Admin recruiting

At Monday night’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, the group approved a plan for attracting potential candidates for the position of City Administrator as well as granted an extension on a house set for demolition. Larry Paine is currently serving in the position on an interim basis while...

Community Happenings

Morrill Public Library Happenings: Kids Krafts at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 6-11; Family Movies at 1 p.m. The Hiawatha Chamber’s Ice Cream 5K & Fun Run — scheduled for 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Route starts at Chamber office through town and ends at Hiawatha Creamery. Fun Run around courthouse. Registration includes a free T-shirt (by June 20) and a coupon for a free cone at the Hiawatha Creamery. Contact Chamber at 785-742-7136 or for information.

Western Center Students Pass Boilermaker Welding Test

Two Welding Technology students from the Western Center in Baileyville passed the Boilermaker Local 83 welding test. Peyton Gerstner and Sebastian Kirk, both of Frankfort completed the welding technology program this May. Both completed a super coupon 6G test – TIG root and 7018 fill and cap. This welding test is the top of the American Welding Society (AWS) standard. Gerstner and Kirk are working to become indentured into the apprenticeship program. Previously, three additional Western Center students have completed this welding test.

Coming up for air

Laela Seele (at right) took a breath after coming up from underwater with assistance from Holton Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguard Kaiya Taylor during “bobbing” exercises, part of recent swimming lessons at the pool. Seele was part of the “Level One” class for beginning swimmers ages 4 and up during the first session of swimming lessons; registration deadline for the second session, set for July 17-21, is Wednesday, July 6. (Photo by Brian Sanders)