• Updated
  • 0

A Chapman man who entered guilty pleas of fondling and rape of a 7-year-old last November was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison in Dickinson County District Court Wednesday.

  • Updated
  • 0

MANHATTAN — A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for Dickinson County, as part of the Lower Smoky Hill floodplain mapping project, was released for public review in December 2018. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will have one more opportunity to provide eng…

  • Updated
  • 0

Abilene native and Kansas State University’s First Lady Mary Jo Rupp Myers ’64 will be the featured speaker at this year’s K-State dinner hosted by the Dickinson County Alumni Club and the K-State Alumni Association on Feb. 4.

  • Updated
  • 0

A long-time veterinarian and a former agriculture teacher received a round of applause during the Jan. 13 Board of Education meeting for teaching ag classes at Abilene High School from August to December.

  • Updated
  • 0

The smell of hot vegetable soup simmering on the stove greeted volunteers Monday as they walked into The Place to assemble and/or deliver free meals to Abilene’s senior citizens.

  • Updated
  • 0

President Donald Trump signed a 1.4 trillion spending package, passed by Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Dec. 20, 2019. A part of this was a $738 Defense Spending Bill that included a 3.1 % raise for the military, 12 weeks of paid parental federal leave, creating the U.S. Space Fo…

  • Updated
  • 0

Recently in Bloomfield, New Jersey, there was an auction with NYE & Company and they had a noticeably familiar table up for sale: a table they claimed was used for the planning of the Normandy Invasion with General Eisenhower and his Commander-in-Chief. However, here in Abilene at the Ei…

  • Updated
  • 0

Dickinson County Commissioners heard a little about human trafficking and stalking during their Thursday meeting after approving two proclamations meant to draw awareness to the situations.

  • 0

At Abilene’s Heartland Health Care Clinic there is an even easier way to reach your doctor and personal medical records.

  • 0

Offices for the city of Abilene, Dickinson County and Dickinson County District Court will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday.

  • 0

While future plans have not been announced, Russell Stover Chocolates reported it will expand facilities and add jobs at its Abilene plant.

  • 0

Abilene voters will now decide who will serve as the mayor after the Abilene City Commission Monday approved on a 4-1 vote a new ordinance.

  • 0

Dickinson County officials were hoping they would not have to purchase a heating unit for the office and booking area of the jail, but winter did not cooperate.

  • 0

New lights are in the process of going up in downtown Abilene.

  • 0

In one of the longest meetings in months, the Dickinson County Commission kicked off the new year Thursday by appointing officers, approving resolutions, hearing operations updates and conducting other business.

  • 0

According to the Abilene High School activities Facebook page, due to weather, today’s basketball games to be played in Marysville have been postponed. Rescheduled for Saturday, January 18 with a 2 p.m.

  • 0

The transition from the Learn and Grow Depot to the Abilene Childcare Learning Center was completed on Monday, Memorial Health System Chief Executive Officer Harold Courtois reported to the Board of Directors at the regular meeting Tuesday.

  • 0

The new owner of Holt Motors, Fred Lewis, has begun to recreate the history of the old Lyric Theater with some recent additions.

  • 0

The Dickinson County Historical Society was scheduled to reopen this morning (Wednesday) following a special meeting Monday night that put a fully operational board in place.

  • 0

A four-meeting discussion in 2018 on how the city of Abilene selects a mayor and vice mayor resurfaced in 2020 at a study session of the Abilene City Commission meeting Monday.

  • 0

Countless hours of work came to an end Sunday night for two Abilene metal artists as their sculpture depicting the Abilene Cowboys mascot was erected in front of Abilene High School.

  • 0

Dickinson County’s Medic 2 ambulance recently returned to Abilene after receiving an extreme makeover.

  • 0

Twenty-one years into the making, the dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial is planned for 2 p.m. May 8 in Washington D.C. on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

  • 0

The Dickinson County Historical Society closed Thursday following the resignations of the administrator and half of the board of trustees.

  • 0

The need for additional coaches for several Abilene High School and Middle School sports was a topic of discussion during the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting.

  • 0

For the second year in a row, changes to the Abilene City Commission and its staff have been one of the top events of 2019.

  • 0

A scavenger hunt that nudged students out of their comfort zones was one of dozens of exciting experiences Abilene High School FFA members experienced during the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo.

  • 0

A volunteer recall will be issued for meats from a Kansas facility after health officials found a sample contained a bacteria that can cause serious and even fatal infections.

  • 0

Attending a noon Kansas City Chiefs’ game for Jerrod and Bonny Keune usually means leaving Abilene before 4 a.m.

  • 0

Dickinson County Commissioners voted to amend the Highway Sales Tax 2015 fund during their Thursday meeting to account for funds carried over.

  • 0

The Dickinson County District Court, motor vehicle and treasurer’s offices will be closing at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31 for end of the year requirements.

  • 0

Edward Hammatt has worked in all sort of restaurants, from dive bars to some with Michelin stars, in New Orleans.

  • 0

Memorial Health System is announcing that visitation is restricted at Memorial Hospital in Abilene for patient and visitor protection due to the prevalence of illness in the community. Memorial Hospital has restricted visitation to immediate family members only. Immediate family members shou…

  • 0

The Abilene-Omitama Sister City Board is now seeking applications for the 2020 Abilene delegation to Omitama, Japan. These exchanges have taken place since 1984.