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Calling this the “eye before the storm”, Abilene Memorial Hospital is ready for that hurricane of COVID-19 patients to land.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Even with the threat of a pandemic looming over the nation, summer soon will be here, signaling the time for road and bridge work.

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Spanish flu of 1918

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Editor’s note: Continuing with our spring theme of “Welcome Back” here is another Abilene couple that returned to their roots.

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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…

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The first test of a Dickinson County employee tested for COVID-19 has come back negative, according to Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman.

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Dickinson County health officials believe the county soon may have its first positive COVID-19 results.

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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.

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To support Abilene businesses and attractions, the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching Support Abilene BINGO.

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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.

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Abilene students are going to do some great things in the next eight weeks while school becomes an online experience.

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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.

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With the precautions being taken to prevent COVID-19, Dickinson County Commissioners last week learned they had more time on their hands.

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The upcoming spring meet of the National Greyhound Association has been postponed and rescheduled for the week of May 11 through 15.

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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).

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The Abilene Board of Education approved personnel changes during its March 20 special meeting and March 9 regular meeting.

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Monday afternoon City Manager Jane Foltz said there has not been a reported case of COVID-19 in Dickinson County at a special meeting of the Abilene City Commission.

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Dickinson County may not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon, but county officials believe it’s here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dickinson District Court offices (including Court Services and Community Corrections) are closed until further notice. 

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Final decision on the upcoming greyhound spring meet will be made by the National Greyhound Board of Directors on Tuesday.

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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.

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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.