UPDATE: Holton Middle School evacuation declared “All Clear”
HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) - Students at Holton Middle School were evacuated due to a potential threat on site. The Holton Police Department has confirmed with 13 News that they were at the school and have now given the “All Clear.”. Earlier, the Holton PD Facebook page said, “Due to...
Sabetha man arrested, charged in burglaries
(KNZA)--A Sabetha man has been arrested and charged in connection with two recent burglaries at a Sabetha business. Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck said 41-year-old Casey Swogar was arrested Wednesday after the Sabetha Police Department, along with the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol, executed two search warrants. Swogar was taken into custody without incident.
Prosecutor IDs suspect, files charges in death of officer, process server
KANSAS CITY — Multiple felonies have been filed against a Kansas City area man who fatally shot an Independence police officer and a 16th Circuit Court process server on Thursday, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Larry D. Acree, 69, faces two counts of Murder in the...
Join 'All That Glitters' Event in Holton on March 9th: Support Local Businesses and Win Prizes
The 'Second Saturday' event, named 'All That Glitters Is Gold', will occur in Holton on March 9th. Attendees can collect stickers from local businesses and stand a chance to win a prize. This event is part of a series aimed at supporting local businesses and building community spirit.
Seneca City Council accepts bid for concrete work
(KMZA)--The Seneca City Council accepted a bid for concrete work at the city park when they met last week. The Council accepted the low bid submitted by Premier Concrete, of Seneca, in the amount of $219,392. It was among two bids opened at the previous Council meeting. The work will...
The coldest February in Nemaha County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Horton teen facing multiple charges
(KNZA)--A Horton teenager is facing multiple charges after the recovery of a stolen vehicle and execution of a search warrant. Horton Police Chief Dennis Entrikin said in a release that on Saturday morning a vehicle stolen from Horton was stopped in Jackson County. Entriken said recovery of the stolen vehicle...
Holton’s Walker finding groove with Washburn softball
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Holton native Sadie Walker is settling in as an Ichabod in her sophomore season. On Monday, Walker was named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week. The honor came after not allowing a run in four appearances at the Washburn Invitational. She finished the weekend 3-0, including two complete game shutouts. “It was […]
Controlled burn class set in Seneca
(KMZA)--A class willl be held in Seneca next week on how to properly conduct a controlled burn. Nemaha County Emergency Management is sponsoring the presentation by the Kansas Forest Service on the best practices during a controlled burn. County Emergency Management Director Eddie Aldrine said Bryce Haverkamp with the Kansas...
Hiawatha Library Receives Generous Book Donation
Photo courtesy of the Sachem Central School District. Third graders at Hiawatha Elementary School showed off brand new books the building recently received from the PTA. The PTA donated more than $2,500 worth of new books to add to Hiawatha’s library collection. The books ranged from different genres and reading levels, allowing elementary students to explore new stories and foster a love of reading.
Commission approves purchase of vacuum excavator
(KNZA)--The Hiawatha City Commission this week approved the purchase of a vacuum excavation trailer in order to complete a survey of lead and copper service lines in the city, which is required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. On the recommendation of Public Works Director Brad Scott, the...
Red Flag warnings in much of NE Kansas
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A large portion of northeast Kansas is currently under critical fire weather conditions. At 2:08 a.m. on Thursday, the National Weather Service of Topeka announced a red flag warning would be in effect from 10 a.m. this morning until 8 p.m. tonight. The red flag warning is in effect due to strong […]
Two Topeka residents arrested for drug crimes in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - Two Topeka residents were arrested for drug crimes in Jackson County, Kan. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said that the two Topeka residents were arrested Monday afternoon, Feb. 26, during a traffic stop on 198th Rd. near Q. Rd. Deputies found and seized illegal drug contraband during the traffic stop.
Interview with Becky Berger, City Administrator
The Hiawatha World is excited to unveil a new initiative that puts the spotlight on our community’s diverse voices and ideas. The “Community Conversation Initiative” is set to change the way we connect, discuss, and collaborate with our community in a new and meaningful way. . This...
Pottawatomie County K-9 retires from Sheriff’s Office
A retirement contract for the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s aging canine Turbo was approved on Monday. Sheriff Shane Jager informed county commissioners about the process and noted the dog’s handler, Sergeant Dustin Young, is wanting to take control of the dog. Jager says the Sheriff’s Office has budgeted $11,000...
Lenten luncheon dates to be hosted by Hiawatha Ministerial Alliance
Two Lenten luncheons will be hosted at several churches happening between Mar. 6 and Mar. 20. The luncheons are hosted by the Hiawatha Ministerial Alliance. The lunches will start at 12 p.m., with services commencing at 12:15 p.m. Below are the following churches and dates that Lenten luncheons will take place, as well as the pastors hosting them:
Sheriff: 3 suspects accused of selling fentanyl in Kansas
JACKSON COUNTY – Law enforcement authorities are investigating three suspects on drug allegations;. Just before 3p.m. Feb. 23, a Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt for a traffic infraction on U.S. Highway 75 near 134th Road, according to Sheriff Tim Morse. During the course of the traffic stop deputies seized illegal drug contraband. All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.
Salina man arrested in Jackson Co on drug charges
(KNZA)--A Salina man was arrested on drug possession charges following a traffic stop Saturday evening in Jackson County. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said a Sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop around 5:00 on a car on 150th Road near Q Road. The traffic stop led to the seizure of...
More free counseling offered in the wake of Chiefs rally shooting
JACKSON COUNTY —In the wake of shootings at Union Station on Feb. 14, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office will hold a free counseling session Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Ennovation Center in Independence, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. The Ennovation Center is conveniently...
Winter Weather Returns Following Record Warmth
From record warm temperatures to colder tonight and tomorrow. Red Flag conditions today ahead of a strong cold front, stronger winds behind the cold front with a light amount of snow. Temperatures warm again by the end of the week!. WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO...