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Dickinson County Commissioners viewed a slide show Thursday showing construction progress at the new jail and sheriff’s department, as well as demolition currently underway in the existing courthouse.

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Assuming the weather cooperates,  Abilene and Dickinson County plan to participate in the annual statewide tornado drill during Severe Weather Awareness Week March 1 - 5.

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Citing budgetary reasons, the Dickinson County Commission appointed County Health Department Director John Hultgren as county health officer during its Thursday meeting.

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On a 4-1 vote, the Abilene City Commission agreed Monday at its regular meeting to move forward to receive bids on the renovation of the second floor of city hall to house the Abilene Police Department.

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Officially, Jane Foltz is retiring from the city of Abilene after 20 years, starting with the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department in 2000 and ending as the Abilene city manager.

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The Abilene Public Schools Board of Education gave Supt. Greg Brown the green light Monday night to begin working on a modified COVID-19 quarantine policy.

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Tim Horan never expected to end up in the newspaper business, but a near-fatal car accident while still attending Abilene High School changed the trajectory of his life.

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Over the years, a vintage safe — which has been with the Dickinson County treasurer’s office as long as anyone can remember — has attracted the attention of many courthouse visitors.

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The cause of the fire that totaled a residence on Texas Street Tuesday afternoon has yet to be determined, said Abilene’s Interim Fire Chief Kale Strunk.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KANSAS) announced on Wednesday more than $10 million in funding for Kansas airports to help them respond to and prepare for the impacts of COVID-19, such as janitorial services, cleaning and sanitation, as well as operational expenses at eligible a…

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In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Abilene prepared for a financial shortfall last March.

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The Abilene City Commission will consider accepting bids projected at $445,000 to remodel the second floor of the city building to house the Abilene Police Department.

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Abilene eighth grader Ethan Gustin was surprised Friday when Abilene Middle School students and staff gave him a state-calibre sendoff as he prepared to start a six-week regimen of radiation and chemotherapy.

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The Dickinson County Courthouse is closed today (Monday) for President’s Day, but will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday while three departments move to their temporary locations at the Abilene Civic Center.

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None of the presidential libraries operating under the National Archives and Records Administration are open, according to Dawn Hammatt, director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum (EPLM).

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Last Friday’s 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine appointments were filled in three minutes.

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TOPEKA— Three Abilene High School students placed in the  Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest which was held  in conjunction with Kansas Day on Friday, January 29. 

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Due to the extreme temperatures the Recycling Center will be CLOSED this Saturday.

The center plans to re-open to normal business hours on Tuesday.

The city of Abilene public transportation will be closed on Monday for President’s Day.

The Dickinson County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The courthouse staff is relocating to the Abilene Civic Center.

The Kansas Supreme Court has closed all courts for Monday.

 Dickinson County District Court has completely moved into Sterl Hall  and opened up on Thursday, Feb. 4.

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Despite having access to some of the newest tools available for law enforcement, many aspects of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department are stuck in the 1990s.

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Public opinion is all over the place when it comes to the Dickinson County Health Order that mandates mask usage, limits on mass gathering sizes and other mitigation efforts aimed at controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Dickinson County churches now can return to full capacity after the Dickinson County Commission exempted religious institutions and organizations from the mass gathering requirements included in the recent public health order approved last week.

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Two more deaths in Dickinson County were related to COVID-19 according to the Dickinson County Health Department.

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The completion date of the Dickinson County Jail has been pushed back to the first of May because too few masons are available to complete the work, Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman told commissioners during their work session last week.

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The Abilene Police Department is attempting to locate the truck shown below in connection to a theft investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact APD at (785) 263-1213, or DKCO Crime Stoppers at 1-888-5DK-TIPS.

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The Dickinson County Commission on Thursday unanimously extended the public health order that requires the wearing of face masks/coverings in public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.

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If the saying “find a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck” was true, Rick Williamson would be the luckiest person in Abilene.

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Prairie Landworks under contract with the city of Abilene, is constructing a detention basin to control excessive storm water runoff near N.E. 21st Street and Faith Avenue. 

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There will 170 county residents over the age of 80 that will be vaccinated for COVID-19 today at what used to be Green Ford.

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Holm Automotive Center of Abilene has been awarded a 2021 DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada who deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews written on DealerRater.com.

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The first jury trial in Dickinson County District Court since October 2019 ended with two innocent verdicts on Tuesday.

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Dickinson County District Court offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 3, while they are moved to a temporary location to allow for the renovation of the Dickinson County Courthouse.

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The Community Foundation of Dickinson County, Inc. announces that the Spring 2021 and the Herington Legacy Grant Cycles are now opened.