• Dick Edwards

call image

Fear not

They may not wear a cape, but they’re tough and brave.
And when someone needs saving, they come to the call. Firefighters are a child’s hero.
However, in the midst of an actual fire, most children don’t flock to the firemen. Instead,

... click to go to our website and read more »

Local news

On the market?

Abilene school district officials received the go-ahead Monday night to look for parties interested in acquiring Garfield school after Eisenhower Upper Elementary is built and in use.
"Last time we talked

... click to go to our website and read more »

Up in the air

Anyone who has lived in Kansas for any amount of time quickly learns what to do when a tornado is headed their way — take cover, preferably in a basement or on the lowest level possible.
So why

... click to go to our website and read more »

Future uncertain

For decades, Alco has been a unique Midwest store.
A brand chain fixture and an Abilene creation if there ever was one, blossoming from an early classic 20th century variety store — like the famed

... click to go to our website and read more »

Abilene USD 435

Staff from Abilene USD 435 and area emergency responders recently met with a representative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding procedures to consider in a crisis situation.

... click to go to our website and read more »

Local sports

McPherson gets by Cowboys in opening round of district play

The McPherson Bullpups are riding the legs of senior running back Ty Hart and senior quarterback Kyler Kinnamon for its fifth consecutive win as they got by the Abilene Cowboys 17-6 Friday night in 4A
... click to go to our website and read more »

Cowgirls get a share of the league title

Rallying from first game defeats is nothing new to coach Mike Jantz of the co-North Central Kansas League champion Abilene Cowgirls.
His team struggled in the first set and then rallied to put aside the

... click to go to our website and read more »

The second season begins in high school football

The next three weeks will determine the playoff picture for postseason play in Kansas High School football.
It’s the second season. A team’s record to date is basically back to 0-0 as they

... click to go to our website and read more »

Lady Longhorns capture league title

CLAY CENTER — For the third consecutive season the AMS 8th grade volleyball team captured the North Central Kansas League title.
The 2014 8th graders completed its season with a 23-1 record and

... click to go to our website and read more »


Fall Festival vendors ready to go

Annual Arts Reception and Cocktail Buffet

Issues at City Hall building

Recent Video

  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Abilene Virtual School
  • Rittel's Western Wear
  • Eisenhower Foundation Duplicate
  • Abilene CPAP


Vision Checks for area children

Dickinson County parents have another tool to ensure their child is seeing, hearing, and developing as they should.
A free Child Check for children from birth through 5 years old will take place from

Abilene Police Report

Aug. 26 — Pioneer Farm & Ranch was the victim of theft of a trailer and hitch.
Sept. 27 — Kerry Coup was the victim of criminal damage to a vehicle.
Sept. 29 — Greg Heinrichs,

Justice Center
Should the city of Abilene and Dickinson County continue exploring a proposal to place the Abilene Police Department and Dickinson County Sheriff's Department in a proposed justice center?