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One new positive test of COVID-19 in the county was reported by the Dickinson County Health Department over the weekend.

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Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Dickinson County Highway Department will be doing street repairs to the railroad tracks located at 14th and Washington Streets. The crossing will be closed for three to four hours.

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While wearing masks is a must to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is not 100 percent effective.

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Back in April Dickinson County elected officials and department heads were asked to cut their current budget by 10 percent and reduce their 2021 budget requests by the same amount.

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Fall Competitive Grant Cycle for Dickinson County non-profit organizations opened today through the Community Foundation of Dickinson County.

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Starting on Monday the Abilene Public Works Department will be intermittently utilizing the 4-way stop sign for 2-3 weeks at the intersection of N.W. Third and Cedar Streets while replacing the traffic signals.

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There are a couple fixes to downtown Abilene’s flooding issues, well more like 700 acres, but they are not cheap.

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CHAPMAN – The Board of Education of USD 473 met late last week to approve the 2020-2021 school reopening plan for Chapman schools beginning Aug. 26.

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Jury trials put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas can now return and, according to Judge Benjamin Sexton, that could be soon in the Dickinson County District Court.

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An investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation into $72,020 that is missing from the evidence room of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office is being pursued by the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle.

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One new COVID-19 positive test was reported by the Dickinson County Health Department since Monday, bringing the total number to 44. The department reported three more have recovered, leaving seven that are recovering from the coronavirus.

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SOLOMON — Solomon schools have planned a staggered beginning for the first two days of school beginning Aug. 26. Plans call for grades PK-4 and grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 will report to classes on that Wednesday.

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Three sections of the levees along Mud Creek that surround Abilene and were damaged in May 2019 are going to be repaired at no cost to the city.

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An Abilene man told the board of directors of the Memorial Health System that a potential alliance with Salina Regional Health Center in Salina could be “detrimental to the community” but local officials said such an alliance would “provide many benefits.”

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Former investigator Jerry Davis is well ahead of Sheriff Gareth Hoffman after Tuesday’s Republican primary for Dickinson County Sheriff leading by over 1,000 votes, 2,690 to 1,619.

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 “I’m currently in Tulsa putting on the Paint Horse Congress, but I will try to touch base with you later.” 

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The often hectic Central Kansas Free Fair was much slower this year, said Grant Heintz, the fair’s recently crowned King.

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There were three new COVID-19 positive tests reported by the Dickinson County Health Department over the weekend.

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A record number of Dickinson County voters already cast their votes before today’s (Tuesday’s) primary election.

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Abilene USD 435 school board met Thursday morning to approve the negotiations between the board and instructional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Construction work on Dickinson County’s new jail has slowed a little thanks to nearly daily rain the past couple of weeks.

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Since Wednesday there were no new COVID-19 positive cases the Dickinson County Health Department reported Friday.

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Candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for state and national offices were given a few minutes to speak at the Dickinson County Republican Party’s picnic held Saturday at Old Abilene Town.

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With the late start for school in the Abilene school district, the Abilene Municipal Pool announced it will extend the days open to Sunday. Aug. 16.

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Bob Hamilton said it was not ordinary that a plumber runs for U.S. Senate in Kansas.

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Roger Marshall said he and his wife Laina are celebrating 37 years of marriage Thursday (today). Marshall is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Kris Kobach said he noticed that when elections roll around on the Republican side, everyone is a conservative. Kobach is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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“To those to much is given, much is expected,” said David Lindstrom. “I’ve been blessed.” Lindstrom is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Land Berland of Abilene said it was Sept. 15 of last year that he decided to seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Though it’s been a three-year process, the outer wall of a building at 413 N.W. Third Street in downtown Abilene is being repaired.

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A plan was developed by the school administrators and teacher leaders and Monday night that plan was adopted by the USD 435 School Board with Abilene schools opening Aug. 26 for orientation of new students and all students returning Aug. 27.

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Candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for state and national offices were given a few minutes to speak at the Dickinson County Republican Party’s picnic held Saturday at Old Abilene Town.

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CHAPMAN — A 54-year-old Chapman woman was accused of having almost two pounds of marijuana butter last week.

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With one week to go until the primary election, the window is closing for registered voters who want to cast their ballot in advance.

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Candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for state and national offices were give a few minutes to speak at the Dickinson County Republican Party’s picnic held Saturday at Old Abilene Town.

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Four new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported over the weekend, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Monday.

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Pending approval by the Board of Education of District 435, Abilene public schools are tentatively scheduled to begin the fall semester on Wednesday, August 26,

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In the largest turnout ever at the Dickinson County Republican Party picnic minus the dinner because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meredith Sleichter, director of the Eisenhower Foundation, visits with Bill Clifford during the event held at Old Abilene Town Saturday. Republicans seeking nominati…

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Despite virus challenges changing school activities almost weekly, free school supplies will continue to be distributed by Kids in Crisis (KIC) to students attending schools in Dickinson County.  Families living in neighboring counties can qualify for the free supplies only if their children…

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One new positive of  test COVID-19 was reported between Wednesday and Friday by the Dickinson County Health Department.

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Dickinson County, North Central Regional Planning Commission, and Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation have partnered to apply for funds and are pleased to announce that Dickinson County has been awarded $132,000 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Suppleme…