Kansas assault suspect was hiding on top of small room
BROWN COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating. wanted suspect on additional charges after tracking him down. Just after 12a.m. February 18, sheriff's deputies were alerted that an individual having a Richardson County Nebraska Felony Warrant for 1st Degree Assault was in Hiawatha, Kansas, according to Sheriff John Merchant. Deputies located...
Topeka man arrested for possession of meth in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine in Jackson County. Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said that at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a passenger vehicle near U.S. Hwy 75 and 118th Road.
Two arrests made in Hiawatha
Two arrests were made in Hiawatha on Feb. 16 and Feb. 18, according to a report by Brown County Sheriff John Merchant. The report regarding the first arrest stated that on Feb. 16 at approximately 6:25 p.m., deputies arrested Michael Ballman, 51, of Hiawatha on two counts of Aggravated Violation of the Offender Registry.
How personal income has changed in Brown County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Brown County, Kansas and how it compares to state and national levels.
Deputies catch Kansas man for offender violation
BROWN COUNTy —Law enforcement authorities are investigating registered offender on new alegations. Just before 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, deputies arrested 51-year-old Michael Ballman of Hiawatha on 2 counts of Aggravated Violation of the Offender Registry Act. Ballman has been registered as an offender since 2022 for a drug distribution...
USD 430 approves new bus purchase
(KNZA)--The Board of Education for South Brown County USD 430 last week approved the purchase of a new school bus. The board approved the purchase of 2024 65-passenger diesel bus from Kansas Truck Equipment Company, of Wichita, for $111,836. There was much discussion by the board on the topic of...
Baileyville Benefit to assist five Nemaha Co. families
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Since 1982, the Baileyville Benefit has been helping Nemaha County area families in need. This year, five families will get support from this weekend’s fundraising events. Clete Kramer and Dan Broxterman are the driving forces behind it. They visited Eye on NE Kansas, along with...
Accused city leader enters plea
(KNZA)--Hiawatha City Administrator Becky Berger, facing multiple traffic offenses stemming from an incident last year in Belton, Missouri, has entered into a plea agreement. According to court documents, Berger pleaded guilty in Belton Municipal Court earlier this month to a single count of failure to stay on pavement. She was fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs.
Lenten luncheons to be hosted by Hiawatha Ministerial Alliance
Several Lenten luncheons will be hosted at several churches happening from Feb. 28 to 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:
Richardson County Board meets
(KLZA)--During their February 14th meeting, Richardson County Commissioners approved the expenditure of nearly $25 thousand with the Omnigo Software company for software needed as the Richardson County Law Enforcement Center prepares to begin doing the department's dispatching in August. Chief Deputy Jeremiah Franks presented Commissioners with a contract proposal with...
Powhattan man arrested for failure to appear warrant and drug charges
A Powhattan man was arrested on Feb. 15 at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a failure to appear warrant and for additional drug charges, according to a report by Brown County Sheriff John Merchant. The report stated that Brad Donahue, 46, of Powhattan was arrested “on a Richardson County Nebraska Felony...
Kiley Floyd: Strategic Leader for a Dynamic Health Care Organization
Great executives contribute to the success of businesses. In the healthcare industry, effective leaders inspire people to perform to the best of their abilities for the benefit of patients, their co-workers, and the business as a whole. In the fields of healthcare and public health, you need people who can both advocate for novel ideas and help spread awareness of certain concepts while motivating others to take part in the effort. Talented, successful health care executives are essential to organizational performance; they assist caregiving companies in managing the numerous daily corporate duties and obligations occurring throughout service delivery. One such leader who is creating a ripple in the business world through her experience and business acumen is Kiley Floyd, CEO of Nemaha Valley Community Hospital. She believes commitment and an ethical evaluation of any environment can create opportunities for challenge and change, and healthcare is the perfect industry for anyone interested in constantly being challenged to do more with less, which eliminates any opportunity for status quo thinking.
HCVB holds annual meeting
(KNZA)--The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau held their annual meeting Monday evening at the Fisher Center. A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the organization's annual awards, which are nominated and voted on by Chamber members. Honored as " Business of the Year" was The Country Cabin. Hiawatha...
Horton man behind bars following drug investigation in Brown County
BROWN COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - A Horton man is behind bars following a drug investigation in Brown County. Brown County Sheriff’s Office said that after a lengthy investigation by their Drug Task Force, they arrested Ray Atlakson, 36, of Horton, for the following:. Distribution of Methamphetamine. Possession of Methamphetamine.
Bowhay selected as next Highland Community College president
Highland Community College has named its next leader. Dr. Vincent Bowhay will be the 45th president of the school located in Highland, Kansas. More than 50 people applied for the job as part of a nationwide search that was narrowed to three finalists, and Bowhay was selected by a unanimous vote of the Highland Board of Trustees Monday evening.
Kansas Winter Grazing Conference features Alberta rancher
Steve Kenyon, a rancher from Alberta, Canada who manages Greener Pastures Ranching Ltd., will be the featured speaker at two locations in Kansas next week. He will speak at Red Rock Ranch, 4340 270th Road in Soldier, Kansas, March 8, and March 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 212 Iowa St., in Olpe. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fire causes damage to Robinson welding shop
(KNZA)--Fire caused damage Saturday to a welding shop in Robinson. Robinson Fire Chief Matt Tietjens said the Robinson Fire Department responded shortly after 8:00 Saturday morning to Tork's Welding shop located at 105 Main Street after a passing Brown Co Sheriff's deputy reported smoke coming from all sides of the metal framed building.
Lawyers discuss steps into whether prosecutors will charge parents in Chiefs parade shooting
KANSAS CITY (KMBC) -- Part of the ongoing investigation into Wednesday's mass shooting at the Chiefs Rally at Union Station is focusing on the possibility of charging the parents or guardians of the two juveniles already facing charges in that case. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has publicly stated...
Auburn Shines From Downtown in Opening Round Playoff Win Over Falls City
AUBURN, NE - The top-seeded Auburn Bulldogs rolled in the Subdistrict C1-1 Tournament opener Tuesday, piling up the points in a 74-27 victory over Falls City. The Bulldogs led 23-11 through one quarter and built that to a 44-17 lead by recess. Auburn was on target from long range, draining 13 3-pointers. Falls City had more treys than 2-pointers, finishing with six 3-balls, but it wasn't enough. The Tigers were led by the twelve points of Keifer Adams, who did all of his damage from behind the arc. Falls City was just 1/4 from the free throw line. Auburn got 27 points from Maverick Binder, who hit seven triples and didn't score in the fourth quarter. Nixon Ligouri helped the cause with twelve (all from deep) and Cameron Leslie was the inside presence with ten points (all from 2-point land). Auburn will now take on Wilber-Clatonia after they eliminated Fairbury. The teams clash on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6p on B103 & B103.FM.
City officials meet with USD 415 board
(KNZA)--Hiawatha city officials meet with the Hiawatha School board last week to discuss changes the Kansas Department Transportation is proposing to the 1st Street corridor to enhance safety. City Public Works Director Brad Scott and Mayor Becky Shamburg gave a presentation to the board on the proposed changes. Scott said...