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A “Peaceful Rally On Racism” is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, June 5 at the shelter house in Eisenhower Park.

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Voters living in several Dickinson County townships will have races for township offices during the Aug. 4 Primary Election, while others have no candidates.

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Capital improvements and purchases of over $2 million in 2021 were presented to the Abilene City Commission at a study session on Monday.

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There have been reports of coyotes coming into the city of Abilene.

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A 26-year-old female, who has been in close person contact with a previous COVID-19 positive, is the fifth positive case of the virus in Dickinson County.

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The Dickinson County Commission approved an application Thursday that will permit the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KSDA) to operate a hog composting facility in the county if it becomes necessary.

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Groups of up to 50 are now allowed and bars can open following an updated reopening plan announced Friday by the Dickinson County Health Department.

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Small businesses in Dickinson County can now apply for a Driving Dickinson County Small Business Retention and Relief Grant.

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There have been several acts of kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic in Abilene.

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North Rogers Street is slated for reconstruction in 2021, Abilene Public Works Director Lon Schrader told the Abilene City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday.

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Weather permitting, APAC Shears Construction anticipates resuming street paving from W. First Street to N.W. Fourth Street on Rogers Street and on Elm Street from N.W. Third Street to N.W. Seventh Street, along with warranty work on N.E. Third Street between Buckeye and Olive.  The work is a…

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Representatives from two state agencies met with Dickinson County Commissioners last week and said their agencies had selected an area north of Woodbine to dispose of surplus hogs, if it becomes necessary.

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When Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ending her Phase 2 re-opening order Tuesday night she left that responsibility in the hands of individual health departments.

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Torrential rains that doused portions of Dickinson County late Sunday into early Monday morning resulted in some street flooding in Chapman and along Old 40 Highway.

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Military veterans of the VFW and American Legion fought in the rain, snow, heat and night. 

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Incumbent Craig Chamberlin is seeking a third term on the Dickinson County Commission, Barb Jones, Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer, announced Thursday.

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Reporter’s note: After a several decade slide into decay, Old Abilene Town has been brought back to life thanks to a dedicated group of board members, volunteers and donors. In Part 2, this installment talks about the renovation of the Merchants Hotel and plans for the future.

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With less than two weeks until the June 1 deadline, several candidates recently have filed for elected office in the cities of Dickinson County and Herington hospital board, according to Barb Jones, Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer.

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The Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower VFW Post 3279 and Auxiliary will conduct Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 25 at the following locations and times:

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A third positive case of COVID-19 was reported in Dickinson County by the Dickinson County Health Department Wednesday.

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The city of Abilene plans to apply for a State of Kansas Community Development Block Grant program to assist small businesses following a presentation at the Abilene City Commission study session on Monday.

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Dickinson County will partner with the Dickinson County Economic Development Corp. to help small businesses deal with COVID-19 issues.

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The Abilene School Board of Education heard the first read of USD 435 2020-2025 Strategic Plan at its May meeting from Assistant Superintendent Chris Cooper.

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Reporter’s note: After a several decade slide into decay, Old Abilene Town has been brought back to life thanks to a dedicated group of board members, volunteers and donors. This first story addresses some of that comeback and plans for the iconic tourist attraction.

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The Abilene Recycling Center is now empty. Next Tuesday those bins will start to fill up again.

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Following on the heels of the Abilene High School graduation ceremony on July 19, the Abilene Middle School will hold eighth grade recognition on Monday, July 20 and the Night of Stars celebration the following evening.

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Sales tax collections were lower in Dickinson County in February compared to January, but that is likely due to slower sales and not because of the COVID-19 shutdown.

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After considerable discussion, the Abilene Board of Education approved plans to hold the 2020 graduation ceremony on July 19 in the Abilene Gymnasium.

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OCCK, Inc. employees were recognized virtually for their years of service this week.  Those recognized for their service included 37 employees that reached a 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service milestone in 2019.  

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Reports from people at the Abilene Municipal Airport and a video of the debris field left behind has Dickinson County officials wondering if a tornado and not straight line winds came through the Abilene area on Monday, May 4.