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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.

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Except for the Dickinson County Treasurer and County Clerk’s offices — which will continue to take appointments — other county departments reopened today (Monday, May 11) to the public.

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Two people from Colorado were transported to Salina Regional Health Center following a one-vehicle crash shortly after noon on Sunday.

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Construction started on the Abilene High School Vo-Ag building with a bang Thursday morning.

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While Dickinson County slowly opens after the end of the stay-at-home order, Memorial Health System is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A new K-State Research and Extension District between Dickinson and Marion counties is on its way to reality, unless a valid petition protesting the new entity is presented to the Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer by Monday, May 11.

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A swirling wind recorded at over 90 miles per hour damaged the Abilene Municipal Airport, blew an RV off the roadway, and downed power lines and trees Monday morning.

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Electricity was out for more than 2,500 Abilene Evergy customers Monday morning after powerful winds downed 15 triple circuit poles east of town.

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ENTERPRISE – The day after Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced she has lifted certain stay-at-home restrictions, residents of the Enterprise Estates Nursing Center celebrated May Day.

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Dickinson County officials who were preparing the county’s COVID-19 reopening plan were more than a little surprised by at least one restriction imposed by the state.

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Free fares for public transit services in Abilene will continue through the month of May because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impact felt by many, OCCK Transported reported.