It’s a sign of the season — the Salvation Army bell ringers with their silver bells and red kettles at the door to West’s Plaza Country Mart.
Community Bible Church held its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner event on Thursday with a drive-thru and delivery style for 2021. By 12:30 on Thursday, the group of volunteers estimated about over 500 meals were created, packed and placed into people’s hands.
Mark Wilson, a partner in Warren Wilson Hay(WWH), gives the Gift of Grain to support a local program that distributes food to youth in Dickinson County. “We, in the heartland of America, see agricultural production all around us, but we need to remember there are those less fortunate in our…
Following their drive-by awards pick up last year, 4-H Youth Development Agent Jill Martinson couldn’t wait to fill an auditorium with 4-H children and adults once again to celebrate a year of good work.
“I’m the only banker that says it’s better in your bank account than in my bank account,” Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers said when he set up shop in Amanda’s Bakery and Bistro for an hour Nov. 23 to ask locals about unclaimed property.
On January 19, 2019, Alex Michael Head (34) of Enterprise, Kansas was reported missing. Since that time, efforts to locate Alex and his vehicle have been unsuccessful. Alex was last seen on January 14, 2019 in Dickinson County. He was driving a silver in color 2003 Dodge Durango. The vehic…
The Abilene High School cafeteria was packed with people standing in the back Tuesday night as the Cowboy Wrestling Club hosted their annual Pie Auction fundraiser. The event returned after a hiatus in 2020.
Quality of Life Coalition, Inc., was recently selected as one of eleven community organizations throughout Kansas to receive funding to assist individuals enroll in Marketplace insurance, Medicaid, and CHIP. This was made possible through a federal grant Thrive Allen County received from the…
Dickinson County has recorded yet more cases of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, according to the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment.
With Dickinson County surrounded by farmland, residents have gotten used to driving by the crops, livestock and barns, while realtors have gotten used to the sales and auctions of land with the changing agricultural industry.
Mayor Brandon Rein started the Monday evening city commission meeting by recognizing John Barbur of his 30 years on the Abilene Tree Board.
Abilene appears to be relatively safe from a turkey shortage that has plagued other parts of the United States as Thanksgiving grows near.
Nov. 19 marked the first Pink Friday in Abilene shopping history with stores around the city participating with deals and steals for customers. Created The Boutique Hub, a network of small businesses, in hopes to boost small business shopping by making it a week before the big three: Black F…
For the 2021 school year, Abilene High School media students had a chance to learn outside the classroom with the hands-on experience of running a media day for AHS sports teams. The first media day was held for fall sports and on Nov 19 students held their second media day for the winter season.
TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Dickinson County.
With one of their ambulances positioned in front of the West Country Mart in Abilene, four employees of Dickinson County Emergency Services gathered food and toiletry items Nov. 20 for the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Bank in preparation for Thanksgiving. This is the second time the county…
KABI 1560 The General program director John Anderson’s journey to Abilene was full of left turns — sometimes literally. When he lost his first job, he drove all the way from Minnesota to New Mexico in a $500 used station wagon.
In its tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving a week early, Abilene Senior Center held their annual Thanksgiving lunch, which included a good slice of turkey and deliciou treats.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Rock Springs 4H Ranch public water supply system, located in Geary County. The advisory was issued by the water system because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may r…
Today, Governor Laura Kelly congratulated the City of Abilene for receiving $1 million in Cost Share funds as administered through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). This project will improve 14th Street from N. Buckeye (K-15) west to Vine Street.
At the beginning of the commissioner’s regular meeting yesterday, Lynn Peterson, commissioner chairman, flipped a coin to decide the winner of the second Herrington city commissioner position. For the Nov. 2 election, Eric Parsons Gares and Steve C. Lewis tied at 136 votes for the position. …
Local Salvation Army and H.O.P.E Center Volunteer Teresa Weishaar looked at the bare Christmas tree and took a deep breath before starting the process of hanging some of this year’s 112 “angels” on it.
As home-owners are installing insulation for their pipes and windows for winter, the Abilene Public Works Department has its own water and pipes ready for the freezing temperatures ahead.
On Monday, Abilene Public Works Department received a document from the Kansas Department of Transportation saying public work’s major construction project on 14 Street between Vine Street and Buckeye Avenue has been selected for the KDOT’s Cost Share Program.
While some people don’t want to think about standing by someone until the end of their life and still standing by the person’s family for months after the death, the people who work and volunteer in the hospice field don’t give it another thought.
Three nationally known comedians are bringing their talents to Old Abilene Town Friday night. Taking the stage are Scott Shaffer, Paul Shirley and Jeremy Ricci for Night of Comedy at Alamo Saloon, an 18+ show.
Work began Tuesday, Nov. 16 to replace the bridge located in the 1500 block of Rain Road. The bridge is expected to be closed through April 30 -- the duration of the project.
The Abilene City Commission held its Nov. 15 study session to discuss topics including OCCK Transportation Service and amending the ordinance that bans pit bull dogs. Mayor Brandon Rein opened the meeting to public comments in which two local business owners came to speak to the commission a…
Early in the morning on Nov. 10, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office received notification that the Geary County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a 2015 Ford Mustang. The Mustang had been reported stolen from Wichita and was headed westbound on I-17. Units from Geary County lost sight of…
The CDC announced Nov. 2 that it recommends the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. That decision seems to be accepted and supported by local officials.
Despite the chill in the evening air, Abilene High School students gathered at the football stadium Friday to take part in the Cowboy Night — the culmination of the high school’s Cowboy Joe competition.
The county commissioners gathered Nov. 12 to canvass the results from the Nov. 2 election. Most of the unofficial results stayed the same, except for one changed result in the Herington City Commission vote.
Abilene teenager Isaac Johnson was killed in a tragic automobile accident Feb 16, 2018. The driver and two other passengers in the vehicle were injured in the crash.
Braving the wind and rain, American Legion Post 39 members, with the help from the American Legion Riders, Cub Scouts Troop 240, Boy Scouts Troop 40 and members of the community, came out to set up the flags for Flag Road in the Abilene Cemetery on Wednesday.
For the fifth year in a row, the Eisenhower Foundation is preparing to launch its #GivingTuesday campaign, aiming to raise funds for IKEducation for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, the foundation is raising the bar though. The goal for this year is $25,000. #GivingTuesday starts Nov. 3…
hapman School Board held their monthly general meeting on Monday night to discuss the COVID-19 childrens vaccine, Chapman high school track updates, donations and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s lives and businesses’ circumstances, mostly for the negative. In the RV world though, the pandemic pushed the industry to a new height, and some local businesses have experienced this good fortune as well.
The United Kingdom approved Molnupiravir, a COVID-19 antiviral pill, for public use Nov. 4. The U.K. is the first country to approve a COVID antiviral that can be taken at home. Molnupiravir is the first oral antiviral that can be taken as a pill.
In February of 2007, the 2-16 Infantry 4th Brigade left from Fort Riley to Iraq. A month before, President George W. Bush had laid out to the nation why the surge into Baghdad, Iraq, would work. Setting out with the 4th Brigade is journalist David Finkel, preparing to record the brigade’s jo…
The unofficial results for the Solomon School District bond are in with the bond passing to a 245 to 189 vote. The bond is $8.82 million and will be used to build for the expansions, renovations and additions in the district.
Author Roxie Yonkey will be signing her best-selling book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die at the Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell Street, Abilene, from 1-5 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 18. Buy a book at the gift shop or ahead of time at RoxieontheRoad.com/Shop.
The USD 435 Board of Education accepted a donation of $5,000 from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation to purchase new books for the Abilene High School career center.