Your daily feature

    call image

    Fireworks safety, proper use urged

    Sale of fireworks began today in Abilene. Buyers and users should be aware of city restrictions concerning fireworks.
    The discharge of fireworks, which are defined as "Class C Fireworks, not including bottle rockets" by the Rules and Regulations of the

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

    News

    City seeks budget hike of almost $455K


    Abilene city staff is proposing a 2016 budget that would increase expenses $454,869 above what the city estimates will be the ending budget number for 2015.
    City commissioners got a first look at those

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

    New owner takes over Abilene’s Abrasive Blast


    A local 30-year-old company with international reach has been sold.
    Karyl F. Ford, of Abilene, sold the manufacturing company Abrasive Blast Systems, 418 NE 14th St., to Sam Browning, of Salina.
    Ford,

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

    Band concert moves to July 4 celebration


    Across the United States, band concerts are just as much a part of the Independence Day holiday as fireworks.
    Abilene is no exception.
    In celebration of the holiday, the next Abilene Municipal Band Concert

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

    Volunteers thanked for sharing pictures


    Patty Prochazka, a picture person volunteer, serves herself refreshments prepared by Catherine Brierton (right) and her grandmother Theresa Brierton (not pictured), who is the coordinator of the picture
    ... click to go to our website and read more »

    Changes made to this year’s back-to-school resource fair


    Kids in Crisis handles the back-to-school part of the fair on Aug. 1 and OCCK, via Jenny Cook, handles the other nonprofit booths that set up to distribute their information.
    OCCK will also provide free

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

    Local sports

    Wave Runner results from swim meet


    Abilene results:
    100-Yard Free
    Girls 9-10 — 2nd Claira Dannefer (9) 2:02.15, 3rd Kamryn Spall (9) 2:03.31, 4th Naomi Dannefer (10) 2:04.43.
    Boys 9-10 — 1st Adam Weishaar (9) 1:43.47, 3rd Conner

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

    Abilene Attack wins Salina Tournament


    The Abilene Attack (14U) softball team were the Silver Bracket Champions in the Salina VIP Tournament this weekend.
    The girls went 3-3 for the weekend pulling out three straight wins on Sunday for the

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

    Sexton, Waters highlight staff at football camp


    Present and former Kansas State University football players along with high school coaches from across the state taught and coached youngsters at the first-of-eight Gridiron Greats Football Camp Thursday
    ... click to go to our website and read more »

    Bandits win McPherson Tournament


    The Abilene Bandits 8U baseball team went 5-0 to win the McPherson Summer Slam tournament this past weekend. On Saturday, Abilene defeated McPherson in a one-run game and Kansas Crushers. In bracket
    ... click to go to our website and read more »

    Galleries


    June 29-July 5, 2015


    Barrel Racing Event


    Abilene Swim Meet

    Recent Video

    • Abilene CPAP
    • KCLY Radio
    • Midland Rail Road Hotel
    • Steve Zs Abilene Car Sales
    • Eisenhower Foundation Duplicate

    Briefly

    Deweese, Cook to speak at forum

    The Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum will be 8:30 a.m. July 8 with guest speakers June DeWeese, coordinator of Kids in Crisis, and Jenny Cook, of OCCK, who will share information

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Department

    Latest reported incidents:
    June 20 — Christy Haskins, of Woodbine, reported a stolen TV and computer.
    June 23 — Bret Roberts, of Abilene, reported a burglary of items in a storage shed.
    June

    Road work to begin

    Travelers driving on Rain Road north of Chapman near the county line can expect delays starting Monday
    Dickinson County Road and Bridge crews will begin chip seal work on that portion of Rain Road, according

    City planning evening spray for mosquitos

    The City of Abilene Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquito control this week.
    If weather (light winds and no rain) permits, the spraying will be done this evening and Wednesday evening.

    Noble Township meeting

    The Noble Township meeting date has changed to the second Saturday of each month, at 7 a.m. in the District 1 Fire station of Chapman.

    Baby beauty contest Saturday

    This year’s Baby Beauty Contest will be Saturday morning.
    The event is sponsored by Learn & Grow Depot child development center in Abilene.
    The Baby Beauty Contest registration starts at 9 a.m.

    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?