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The Peterson brothers of Assaria, Kan., posted a parody music video on YouTube called “I’m Farming and I Grow It” on June 25, 2012 about their life on the farm. By June 28, the video had become such an internet sensation that Fox News flew the brothers to New York City to appear on the netwo…

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(Editor’s note — Four awards were presented during the Dickinson County Farm Bureau annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Sterl Hall. This is the final installment of four articles about county farm families who received those honors.)

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The Community Foundation presented a $51,830 grant to Home, Health and Hospice of Dickinson County. Presenting the check is Executive Director, Elizabeth Weese, and Board President, Mark Wilson.

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A ‘sweetheart of a deal’ was accepted by the Abilene School Board to engage in a contract with Mammoth Construction of Meriden for construction of a ‘new’ track and turf football field with major upgrades to Cowboy Stadium at a special meeting Friday morning, Valentine’s Day.

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(Editor’s note — Four awards were presented during the Dickinson County Farm Bureau Association’s annual meeting Tuesday night at Sterl Hall. This is the third in a series of articles about county farm families who received those honors.)

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Cottage Street will be closed to thru traffic from Buckeye Avenue to the east edge of the Dickinson County Courthouse property starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Abilene Public Works Department

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Dickinson County and District Court offices will be closed on Monday for President’s Day.

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Abilene High School Principal Ben Smith received an award Monday night for his role in getting an app out to students that allows them to anonymously report things that make them feel unsafe.

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The Community Foundation of Dickinson County is reminding all nonprofits that their Spring 2020 Competitive Grant Cycle and the Herington Community Legacy Grant Cycle deadlines are Friday, Feb 28.

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(Editor’s note — Four awards were presented during the Dickinson County Farm Bureau annual meeting Tuesday night at Sterl Hall. This is the second in a series of articles about county farm families who received those honors.)

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Boston’s National Public Radio news station, WBUR, is recognizing Abilene in its Kind World podcast during its spring season starting in March.

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(Editor’s note — Four awards were presented during the Dickinson County Farm Bureau annual meeting Tuesday night at Sterl Hall. This is the first in a series of articles about county farm families who received those honors.)

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Rock ‘n roll music legend Frankie Valens will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday night at Emmanuel Church at 1300 N. Vine Street in Abilene.

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A number of personnel changes were approved by the Abilene Board of Education during its February meeting Monday night.

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Fourteen awards were presented to the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle and its writers in the Kansas Press Association’s annual Awards of Excellence competition, including five first place awards.

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Vehicles lined up along 14th Street causing somewhat of a traffic issue before the Kansas Food Bank distribution Friday morning at the Cedar House Greenhouse.

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The Abilene School District and the City of Abilene have joined forces and resources to install Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons at the school crossing of N.W. 14th Street and N. Cedar Street.

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Working with 43 kids between the ages of 5 and 18 proved to be a challenge for Director Mitchell Aiello in the production of Annie Jr.

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CLAY CENTER — A 38 year old Abilene man was killed in a one-vehicle car crash Tuesday morning.

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The Kansas Democratic Party will not be hosting a caucus to determine how the state’s delegates are appointed to presidential candidates similar to the one in Iowa.

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Abilene Hemp Shop hosted Business After Hours to promote their new hemp line products and introduce a recent name change. This is the business formerly known as Abilene Vape and CBD store.

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The Cedar House will be holding a free produce distribution to anyone in need of food assistance from 11 a.m. to noon Friday morning.

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Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) estimates show that Dickinson County has lost about 1,000 residents in the last six years or so.

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Abilene Forward is the communities’ organized group of people that work on beautifying and promoting all businesses to bring revenue downtown. As a recent addition to bring tourism to local businesses, the idea of colorful boots placed at different locations downtown was raised.

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Following the search of an Abilene residence, Colby T. Mohn, 18, and Cheyenne J. Ramp-Davis, 24, were accused of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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The Abilene area received about an inch of snow overnight Wednesday. As much as 15 inches was reported in Southwest Kansas. The snow also caused traffic problems in the Topeka area when a sport utility vehicle and a semitrailer crashed. Several semis were also reported to have been stopped w…

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U.S. President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico Canada Agreement Wednesday morning, a trade agreement that is expected to help Kansas and Dickinson County farmers and ranchers.

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Construction of the Dickinson County Jail came to a standstill earlier this month after structures were found underground.

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Representatives from a sports construction company met with Abilene school board members earlier this month explaining why their organization should renovate Abilene High School’s Cowboy Stadium.

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All-Pro National Football League center for the Chicago Bears Cody Whitehair said he wants to give back to the Abilene Community in a couple ways.

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Expectations are that Chicago Bears center Cody Whitehair will continue to snap the football to quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the 2020 National Football League season.

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Phones at the Dickinson County Courthouse are ringing “off the hook” with residents calling to complain about poor road conditions.

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Fresh off the tree apples, pears and peaches and fresh off the vine blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are coming to Abilene.

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John and Mary McDonald were selected to receive this year’s Grassland Award at the Geary County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting and Thursday’s meeting.

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Brooke Wallace, a Solomon High School graduate, has the new title of Miss Rodeo USA.