Hiawatha, KS Government

Kansas used car dealership must pay $30,000 after 4 customers complain

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The district attorney’s office said a Wichita used car dealership has agreed to a judgment after four customers complained. District Attorney Marc Bennett says his office investigated the four separate complaints about Superb Motors, 400 N. West Street, and one of its salespersons, Thomas Griffin, Jr. The DA’s office alleged that […]
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Photos: Atchison's Best Haunts by Trolley

Atchison is a town of about 11,000 people, tucked into the Glacial Hills of northeast Kansas. And it boasts a surprising number of Victorian mansions—haunted Victorian mansions. You could try to visit them all in one day. Or do what I did—take the Haunted Trolley Tour. Atchinson is known as...
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Kiwanis Club brings annual Halloween Parade to Commercial Street

A longtime downtown Atchison tradition and frolic will resume when the 102nd annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade rolls along Commercial Street to bring some frights along its way. The “Nightmare on Commercial Street”-themed parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The parade route starts at 10th and Commercial streets, and will continue its course eastbound to Fifth Street where it will turn northbound to Kansas Avenue, then turn eastbound to Fourth Street.
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HCVB gearing up for 107th Annual Halloween Frolic

The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for the 107th Annual Halloween Frolic. While there are several events this month, the HCVB is reminding the public that the parades and main Frolic will be on Saturday, Oct. 30, tradition when Halloween falls on a Sunday. Mrs. Elizabeth Krebs’...

Community Happenings

Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau and Brown County Historical Society presents Historic Walking Tours from 2-4 p.m. downtown and Lantern Cemetery Tours 7-10 p.m., on every hour Contact the HCVB at 742-7136 or email for ticket information. Sun. Oct. 24. HP&R holding Great Pumpkin Relay at the middle school...

City approves emergency pump as water supply ‘insurance’

City Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a Raw Water Intake pump during Monday’s regular meeting in case water levels drop in the Missouri River this winter to levels that would otherwise interrupt the city’s water supply. The pump, which was quoted to cost $101,900, with installation costs estimated up...

Park Hill superintendent to step down at end of school year

Park Hill Board of Education President Janice Bolin said the Board is very sorry to see Cowherd go. “We appreciate Dr. Cowherd’s leadership and her commitment to our Park Hill community,” Bolin said. “She will be dearly missed, and she will be a hard act to follow.”. Bolin said the...

St. Joseph YMCA strengthens connection to Kansas City

The St. Joseph YMCA will begin utilizing the leadership of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, at least temporarily, but the authority for decisions here will remain in the hands of local board members. The move comes Nov. 1 as the St. Joseph YMCA’s interim CEO Jeff Collen prepares to...

Sharing History

We hope you will stop by and enjoy the bench that the Middendorf family donated in honor of their father, Clarence. As many of you know, Clarence loved and appreciated all things history and donated much of his time to the Brown County Historical Society to preserve all things history. Clarence was also eager to share “his”tories,” and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to experience his passion for preserving Brown County History.

New 4-H program receives shooting vests

Atchison County 4-H youth model new shooting vests received as part of a grant from the NRA Foundation. The grant was awarded to help purchase equipment to start a new 4-H Shooting Sports program. In addition to vests, two trap shotguns and two trap throwers were purchased with allotted funds. The NRA Foundation also provided shooting glasses, gun cleaning kits and ear protection. Youth are excited and the Atchison County 4-H Council is looking for volunteers interested in helping the program start and grow.

DAR prepares to honor first responders

The Atchison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Oct.9, at the Atchison Library via Zoom. NSDAR’s President General Denise Doring VanBuren’s message was “Can we do it? Of course we can!” The challenge for Atchison Chapter as well as well as all others chapters is to remember the women who in 1890 founded, sustained and breathed life into DAR. We are encouraged to commit and engage in the important work of DAR so we may look at this time as a turning point that we might endure and thrive in the aftermath of the pandemic.

U.S. 73 pavement improvement project underway between Leavenworth and Atchison

A mill and overlay project is taking place on U.S. 73, from north of Millwood Road in Leavenworth County to south of Ravenhill Drive in Atchison County. Work on this Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project, which includes more than 12 miles of roadway, began in early October and is scheduled for Monday to Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Candidates for USD 415 School Board positions

Early voting kicked off in Brown County this week for the Nov. 2 election and voters will be considering several local candidates to fill three open positions on the USD 415 Hiawatha School Board. For USD 415, John Wright is vacating his position for Position No. 4 and Roni Tietjens...

Benedictine hosts Budweiser Clydesdales

Benedictine College had the fortune of hosting one of the most iconic American symbols in the Budweiser Clydesdales Wednesday morning. The horses were led by the Raven Regiment and paraded along a portion of the Second Street corridor and then back into the campus in Atchison. A two-month-old dalmatian named...

Atchison Building Awarded KPA Award of Honor

The Kansas Preservation Alliance (KPA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 award of honor has been presented to the Fox Theatre in Atchison, KS. The Fox Theatre, built in 1949, occupies a prominent location in the middle of the 600 block of Commercial Street, the primary commercial thoroughfare in downtown Atchison. The site of the 1949 Fox Theatre illustrates a long association with the motion picture business in Atchison; prior to the nominated theater, the parcel was the location of the Royal Theatre,

Hiawatha Commission makes progress on housing violations

The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group returned to the list of 18 properties around the city that have been found to be in violation of the city’s Minimum Housing Code. The deadline to remove, repair or demolish has been reached, and a handful of property...