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Fusarium head blight (FHB), called head scab, has been found in multiple wheat fields throughout Dickinson County.

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Members of the American Greyhound Gathering watched racing greyhounds being trained on an artificial lure early Friday morning on the Julia Ward greyhound farm west of Abilene. 

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Asphalt overlay roadwork in the southern part of Dickinson County was completed June 17.

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People who live in the rural areas of Dickinson County who plan to shoot off fireworks will need to apply for a fireworks permit, according to County Clerk Barb Jones.

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Abilene Public Schools Interim Superintendent Gary Nelson thanked the Board of Education, school staff and Abilene community for everyone’s support this past school year.

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The Kansas Department of Transportation has given its approval of OCCK taking over the city of Abilene’s public transportation, Interim City Manager Jane Foltz told the Abilene City Commission at a study session earlier this week.

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Automotive classes no longer will be offered at Abilene High School.

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U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall and Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins are scheduled to speak at the upcoming picnic for the Dickinson County Republican Party.

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With all the rains we have had in May and temperatures heating up, I’m sure everyone has noticed the increased presence of pesky pests.

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Sidney W. Fiske, 18, of Funk, formerly of Minden, Neb., passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 near Sutherland, as the result of an automobile accident.

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Greyhound pet owners from across the country — along with many of their retired racers — will be converging on Abilene the next few days ( June 20-22) for their annual Home of America Greyhound Gathering.

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Ken Hakoda, music director and conductor of the Salina Symphony, has resigned from the Salina Symphony and from his teaching position at Kansas Wesleyan University, effective Monday.

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Greater details on damage from water runoff in the area of northeast 15th street was presented to the Abilene City Commission at its study session on Monday

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Finding help to develop an update to the comprehensive plan for the city of Abilene was the discussion at the study session of the Abilene City Commission on Monday.

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The manager of the Abilene Senior Center is looking for volunteers interested in delivering hot meals to senior citizens.

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Mowers, pet supplies, office and school supplies, greeting cards and plants are some of the things Webb Home Center plans to carry when it expands to Lumber House at the former Shopko/Alco store on North Buckeye next fall.

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Dickinson County and its townships are documenting the damage done by flooding dating back to April 28, county Finance Director Janelle Dockendorf told the Dickinson County Commission at its regular meeting Thursday.

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Webb Home Center announced plans to relocate to the former Shopko Building on North Buckeye Avenue.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has determined that the Chisholm and Great Western cattle trails meet the criteria to become National Historic Trails. The NPS made this determination in a final feasibility study submitted to Congr…

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A Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Abilene Civic Center, 201 N.W. Second Street.

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A room full of adults got a hands-on lesson last week in deciphering and sending coded messages, getting a sense of what it was like to be a World War II code talker.

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Two historic houses, one still standing and one tragically destroyed by fire, were memorialized with historic markers on Monday.

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The American Legion Department of Kansas’ Boys State Committee has appointed Shane Wilson to serve as the executive director of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy.

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Jane Foltz, director of Abilene Parks and Recreation, was named Abilene’s interim city manager at the regular meeting of the Abilene City Commission on Monday.

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With the recent rain flooding homes on Faith Avenue, neither homeowners nor the city of Abilene are seeing a quick resolution to the damage the flowing water creates.

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It seemed as if everyone wanted to talk to Virginia Ball at the 75th D-Day Commemoration on Thursday at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

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Nearly 250 “We Like Ike” signs were sold and Abilene showed veterans, visitors and residents their patriotic support in the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau’s D-Day Commemoration contest last week.

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An informational meeting regarding the 2019 county committee election process will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Dickinson County FSA office, 328 NE 14th, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Braden Stueve in Dickinson County.

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Dickinson County has received more than $5,000 in sales tax collections in 2019 than at the same time last year.

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Some 70 World War II soldiers and eight Rosie the Riveters were the guests of the Eisenhower Presidential Library as they and others commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday.

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This is Part 2 of a two part series on a reunification drill held by the Abilene school district.

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WASHINGTON — The communications program at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, consisting of Director of Communications Joe Montgomery and Public Information Officer Audrey Hambright, have been recognized with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (…

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“We are in the presence of greatness,” said Charles Sanders, in introducing five World War II veterans on a panel discussion at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

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Part 1 of a two part series on a reunification drill held by the Abilene school district.

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It’s the time of year that we start to see bagworms show up on trees around the county.

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“Hug my kids” is what Misael Chirino-Fernandez, 28, said he wanted to do after walking out of the Dickinson County Jail at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

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A former interim Abilene city manager said he would serve as an advisor if the Abilene City Commission named a current employee as an interim city manager.

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As Abilene observes the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on Thursday June 6, this week, the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is celebrating an anniversary of its own.

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“Yes, sir, I can.”