Sun. Aug. 9
Hi: 91 Lo: 72
Chance of showers and storms. Wind: S 12
Weather Courtesy of KCRG
The Dave Wright Family Dog Park is Now Open
The Dave Wright Family Dog Park is now open! A ribbon-cutting ceremony was help Aug. 5 and attended by Mayor Bill Bennett, City Administrator, Kim, Downs, members of the Hiawatha City Council, Linn County Conservation, and Dave Wright Subaru and many dog lovers! The 2-acre park is located just off the Cedar Valley Trail south of the Boyson Road Trailhead on Kainz Drive.
Hiawatha Parks & Recreation is requesting for any type of monetary donation that will aid in the maintenance and additional equipment. There are also naming opportunities for large items, such as benches and dog waste bag dispenser stations. You can mail donations to 101 Emmons St., Hiawatha, IA 52233.
Assistance is Available for Rent/Mortgage Payments
Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing housing hardships. This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure. Visit the Iowa Finance Authority website for more information.
*NOTE: Some city offices may open to the public Sept. 8. Updates on the opening of Hiawatha city offices can be found the City's website at Hiawatha-iowa.com.
Wear Masks to Stop the Spread of COVID
Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
'HiBRAI HAlf' Replaces Annual Bike Ride
Registration is now open for Friends of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation's 18th Annual HiBRAI Ride Sunday, August 23, 2020! This year's ride will be featured as the HIBRAI Half, a one day, 46-mile ride, taking riders to Hiawatha to Solon Recreation and Nature Area and back to Hiawatha. Registration is $25. *Click on the button below to register!
Information provided by the City of Hiawatha
Have you completed the Census yet? There is still time.
Did you know the Census helps to determine how federal funding is distributed to communities every year for the next decade? Everything from our streets, to our schools, to our parks, healthcare and more, depend on community members like you completing the census.
Thankfully, it's easier than ever to submit your information! Visit https://my2020census.gov/ and knock this off your "to-do list" today! Be sure to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!
For more information about the 2020 Census, go to Census2020.gov.
Tuesday Tales: Read 'em Cowkids!
Ms. Alicia has rustled up fun tales of the old West that will make you wish you were back in the saddle again or riding your horse for the first time! This Facebook Live event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 am.
Hiawatha Library Offers Craft Project for Adults
If you enjoy crafting or sending letters, this project is for you.
For this Adult craft, you will get all the supplies and instructions you need to create 2 pressed flower cards. Pick up dates will be Thursday, Aug. 27 - Friday, Aug. 28. Please call the library to schedule your pick up time at 319-393-1414. Registration is required. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-and-take-kits-for-adults-tickets-114989380332
Hiawatha Farmers Market is Open for Business
The Hiawatha Farmers Market is held every Sunday (rain or shine) from 10 am to 1 pm! The market is located in the 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park. Please remember to wear a face covering and keep a social distance. Come support our vendors!