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Woman hospitalized after car strikes a tree

BROWN COUNTY—One person was injured in an accident just after 1:30p.m. Wednesday in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported 2017 Ford Fusion driven by Nichole Stauss, 48, Falls City, Nebraska, was southbound on U.S. 73 approximately 9 miles south of Hiawatha. The car traveled off the road into...
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This year, kids will head back to school without free meal waivers

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As of June 30th of this year, the USDA ended free meal waivers for all school districts across the country, returning to pre-COVID policies. For all schools in the area excluding Community Eligibility Provision schools, parents will either need to add money to their child’s lunch account or fill out the free and reduced lunch application for the upcoming school year.

Volunteers needed for SJSD mentorship program

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The first day of school for students in St. Joseph is less than two weeks away. This year the St. Joseph School District is hoping to introduce a mentorship program for students. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, the St. Joseph School District is looking to bring...

Downtown library finalizes purchase of SJSD building for $1

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The downtown public library finalized a purchase with the previous St. Joseph School District building for $1. SJSD occupied the west half of the downtown building as a tenant of the library for administrative purposes. In August, SJSD made the decision to relocate to Noyes Elementary School....

Savannah makes top 10 safest cities in Missouri again

(SAVANNAH, Mo.) The list of the safest cities in Missouri for this year includes six cities in the northwest Missouri area, and number six on the top 10 list is Savannah. "We're a small community, everybody knows everybody. So that's a good thing and a bad thing. Because you can't hide anything, right. We have a community that watches out for one another and that's a big part of what makes us safe," city administrator and Savannah Police Department Capt. Bruce Lundy said.

Red Hawk stars reroute college athletic plans

It was just over a year ago that Hiawatha High School sports standouts Clara Lindstrom and Sarah Madsen took the floor for their final volleyball season in a Red Hawk jersey. After a remarkable run during volleyball season and another excellent outing on the basketball court, the senior duo signed on to continue playing volleyball as a team at nearby Highland Community College. Unforeseen circumstances at the college and an uncertain future for the school’s volleyball program led to a late change of plans for both girls, who are now preparing for their seasons at different colleges in the state.


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All we can do is love

I am Pastor Dan Norwood, and I am excited to have been asked to contribute to these Pastor corner reflections. I have been in Hiawatha for just over a year, and I love the community, the neighborhoods, the beautiful maples, and of course the people. I am married to Laura, who is a nurse working for BCBS and lives in Topeka during the week. We have one adult son who lives in Topeka and works in the Pharmacy Department for Walgreens. I live in Hiawatha with my two Corgis, Bertie and Poppy, who I walk twice a day rain or shine, hot or cold. They are my prayer walk companions.

Morrill Days celebration set for Aug. 13-14

The annual Morrill Days celebration, sponsored by the Morrill Community Chamber of Commerce, is set for this coming weekend. The celebration will kick off Saturday morning with the annual Tractor Cruise with registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the City Park and trailer parking available at Morrill Elevator. The cruise will be 25 miles, leaving from the park at 9 a.m. The group will return to Morrill City Park by noon to display tractors and where lunch may be purchased. Participants will proceed in the parade at 2 p.m.

Hopper testifies to benefits of exercise, diet in diabetes fight

Sharon Hopper, 71, Maryville, has overcome diabetes type 2 with a regiment of diet and exercise. Hopper, like many people, only go to the doctors when they feel like they had to. When she had the symptoms of blurry vision and uncontrollable sweating she went in to see Dr. Pat Dawson. After doing bloodwork, Dawson returned with a shot of insulin because her blood sugar had tested at almost 500.

I-229 Bridge To Close For Annual Inspection

The much debated double-decker bridge on Interstate 229 on the west side of St. Joseph will be closing for one week later this month for an annual inspection. For the safety of both motorists and Mo-Dot crews, the bridge and all ramps between U.S. Route 36 and Highland Avenue will remain closed from 7 A.M. Monday, August 22 through the afternoon of Friday, August 26.

Scouts planning Fishing Derby Aug. 27

A Scout Fishing Derby is set for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Hiawatha Lake. Hosted by Pack 117-Hiawatha the derby will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with check in starting at 8 a.m. Fishing begins at 8:30 a.m.

Graves-Chapple Extension set to host annual field day

(Fairfax) -- Local agriculture producers have a chance to catch up on the latest trends and questions in the industry in Atchison County later this month. The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center is hosting its 33rd annual Crop Farmers Field Day event on August 23 in Fairfax. The event -- which kicks off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. -- will host a variety of experts in fields ranging from agronomy and agriculture economics to plant science and land leases. Jim Crawford is the field specialist in agricultural engineering with the extension. Crawford tells KMA News that one presenter will showcase drone technologies utilized to spray fields this year. He adds technology is taking a firmer hold on the agriculture industry.

Johnson plays in All-State Showcase

Tate Johnson of Fairfax, Missouri, was recently nominated to play in the MO-KAN USSSA All-State Showcase. The one day tournament was held on July 30, 2022. Tate set his own record of three over-the-fence hits in one day. He also hit a double, and played first base, center field, right field, and pitched. Tate is pictured below with some of his teammates.

Goetz Country Club Special, the Bright Beer!

The new $750,000 M.K. Goetz Brewery wasn’t built in Kansas City until 1936, but it’s long, storied history had already been a major part of the St. Joseph, Mo., landscape for almost 75 years prior when in 1859, M.K. Goetz and J.J. Max started brewing beer in a shack along Blacksnake Creek.