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When Speedy PD — a Parkinson’s fundraiser that takes place yearly in Manhattan — was turned into a virtual race due to COVID-19, regular attendee Dennis Rider of Abilene was disappointed, according to his friends.

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With the beginning of fall, many memories of the days gone by linger in our heads. The sound of the sawmill purring as grandpa runs oak through it to build something special for grandma for Christmas. The smell of the wood burning in the old cookstove knowing that something delicious would e…

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Wednesday marks the last day of summer. And, while the summer 2021 travel season looked much different than previous years, the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau still worked to fulfill its mission of serving as the official marketing arm of the City of Abilene and generating economic g…

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The offices of the Dickinson County District Court Clerk, Court Services, and Community Corrections will close at 12 noon on Friday, September 17, 2021, to allow all staff members to participate in the 8th Judicial District’s Staff Development Day. All other County offices will remain open.

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On Sept. 13, Chapman School Board held their monthly meeting at the Education Center in Chapman. Michele Sutter, Chapman Board Clerk, shared the unofficial meeting minutes, so residents can hear what was on the agenda for September. 

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First responders at the scene of a rollover crash involving a single pickup truck Wednesday morning on Old Highway 40 near Solomon. The driver was transported from the scene via ambulance but later released.

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While many Abilene drivers are used to the bumps and cracks on the roads, Public Works Director Lon Schrader hopes to start the work to fix some roads in the upcoming weeks. 

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The small piece of metal 6-by-12 inches located on each vehicle that roams the streets of the United States. License plates showcase an owner registering their personal vehicle with their state. But, license plates can hold a lot more meaning when it comes to collectors and a state’s history. 

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Across the nation, people remember and honor the lives lost and affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. While many people were able to flee from the dust and smoke, first responders ran straight for it and did their duty. Inside the 2,977 lives lost due to 9/11, the number includes: 343 …

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After a lengthy study session last Tuesday, Abilene city commissioners met for their regular schedule meeting to vote on the agenda topics. Before the meeting started, the agenda was amended with Family Dollar on 1709 N. Buckeye did not pass their inspection to allow for their Cereal Malt Be…

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People filled the bridge on Flag Road over Interstate 70 to commemorate the memories of all those lives lost on September 11, 2001. 

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Herington Police Chief John Matula has resigned in light of an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation into allegations he and Assistant Police Chief Curtis Tyra trespassed on private property while allegedly searching that property without a warrant.

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After a special meeting held Sept. 7, Chapman’s USD 473 Board of Education voted unanimously to place Superintendent Jerry Hodson on administrative leave. 

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Abilene City Commissioners met on Tuesday for a study session to cover Abilene’s upcoming “Fall You Haul” week, petitions from businesses, land acquisition and amendments to laws.   

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Crowds, of all ages, surrounded the tracks while Big Boy pulled into Abilene around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Big Boy No. 4014 departed on it’s 2021 Steam Route on Aug. 5 from Cheyenne, Wyoming and with it’s last viewing on Sept. 6 at Denver. 

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In celebration of all things Greyhounds, the Heart of America Greyhound Gathering, held at the Armory, started on Thursday, Sept. 2. 

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The 11th annual Impact the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 9, will give both runners and non-runners of all ages the opportunity to celebrate life and raise funds to help fight breast cancer in Dickinson County. 

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Abilene’s new Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store, located at 1709 N. Buckeye between Lumber House True Value and Astra Bank, will be opening in the near future according to the sign in the front window. Construction began in May after the Abilene City Commission approved the final plat. The win…

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Old Abilene Town has gone through a series of transformations over the years, and it has been incredible to see the work of the incredible group of board members (past and present) and volunteers that have turned Old Abilene Town from a dying ghost town into a major event venue for years to come.  

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This is the fifth story in a series of articles about the outside museum buildings at the Dickinson County Heritage Center. This story will feature the historic Prichard Barn which was once located south of Enterprise, Kansas.

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When Father Peter O’Donnell walked past the playground at St. Andrew’s Elementary School in Abilene, KS, he knew that it was not ready for the students to return to classes this August. It was overgrown with weeds and in need of additional rock. Father Peter reached out to the Brothers of Co…

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The proposed 2022 Dickinson County budget is slated to go up nine-tenths of a mill over the current year’s budget due to the increased cost of nearly everything.

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2nd King Attendant - Mason Fink, Holland Sunflowers; 1st King Attendant - Tucker Seibert-Stroda, Navarre Boosters; King - Zander Ehrich, Willowdale; Queen - Della Hettenbach, Jolly Jays; Queen 1st Attendant - Alyvia Johnson, Willowdale; Joy Clemence, 2nd Queen Attendant, Sand Spring Rustlers…

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Pictured:  BR – Assistant Polie Chief, Jason Wilkins;  City Manager, Ron Marsh; Police Chief, Anna Hatter, FR, Executive Director, Elizabeth Weese, Court Administrator, Leann Johnson