While mowing and trimming lawns for the first time this spring, Abilene residents should be made aware that this past winter the city of Abilene installed new residential and commercial water meters.
Seventeen Dickinson County residents have been tested for COVID-19 as of Thursday morning. Of those, 16 tested negative, while the result of the 17th is still pending.
Back on March 12, Dr. Brian Holmes was looking forward to a typical spring — watching the Big 12 and NCAA basketball tournaments, seeing his daughter compete in spring sports at Abilene High School — and then everything changed.
SALINA — The Saline County Health Department has been notified of two additional positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Saline County. The positive cases were identified through testing sent to a private lab and to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lab.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin repair on the bridge located on U.S. 77, approximately 1.5 miles north of the K-57/U.S. 77 junction, over Rush Creek near Milford Lake, on Wednesday.
West’s Country Mart and Zey’s Market in Abilene have become especially busy with shoppers in the past few weeks due to the COVID-19 panic. Country Mart and Zey’s both have had difficulties with keeping shelves completely supplied.
Placards will be created for parents, guardians and caregivers to place in their vehicle’s window to use when picking up free meals for Abilene youth during the COVID-19 school shutdown.
Greg Brown, Abilene’s superintendent of schools, said he knows online continuous learning will be a challenge for some families that do not have Wi-Fi internet access, but the Abilene Public Schools has paired with a local company to provide help.
Dickinson County announced a couple changes to its operations Monday morning due to the COVID-19 exposure risk, according to County Administrator Brad Homman.
SALINA — The Saline County Health Department has been notified of a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Saline County. The positive case was identified through testing sent to a private lab, according to a news release.
As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly issued a temporary, statewide stay-home order on Saturday. It will exist in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts and will take affect at 12:01…
What started off as one of the busiest years of the 20 that Mark and Connie Martin have been serving their famous family-style chicken dinners at the Brookville Hotel in Abilene ended Sunday, March 15.
In alliance with the city of Abilene’s warning situation protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce’s office is going virtual for the next two weeks.
Thanks to the speedy response from Abilene and Dickinson County hospitality industry businesses of completing economic injury worksheets for the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM), Kansas was declared eligible for Small Business Association (SBA) Federal Disaster Loans.
The Community Foundation of Dickinson County held it’s second Donate Dickinson County Day last Friday which proved to be very successful.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas WIC program will continue to operate. WIC is the nutrition program for low-income pregnant women, infants, and children from birth to age five, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Spread six feet apart around the Abilene Public Schools board room, school board members attended a Friday morning special meeting where they heard how the district plans to operate while school is shutdown.
Communication between students, parents, teachers and staff is imperative as Abilene Public Schools implement the online Continuous Learning Program created by the Kansas Department of Education to keep schools operating during the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Dickinson County Courthouse is still open for business, but recent changes have been implemented due to the COVID-19 epidemic, County Administrator Brad Homman said Friday.
The Community Foundation of Dickinson County will begin working remotely starting Monday, but business will be conducted as normal, according to Executive Director Elizabeth Weese.
Time has been set today (Friday) and Saturday for parents and guardians of Abilene Public Schools Kindergarten to 8th graders to pick up their child’s personal belongings, iPads and workbooks from school.
Due to current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many large assemblies and events are being canceled in the Abilene area, including church services.
Both Martin-Becker-Carlson and Danner funeral homes have yet to deal with the issue of state and city recommendations to limit gatherings and contacts because there haven’t been any funerals.