Memories, stories fill St. Andrew's parish hall
ABILENE — Although fewer in number, the stories Saturday spanned almost the entire 71-year history of what became known as St. Joseph Home and Orphanage....more»
'Local' man named new director
The Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation Board has hired Bob Morando to be its executive director. Morando is a 1976 graduate of Abilene High School and recently relocated to Abilene....more»
Parsons joins paper as reporter
Reporter Gail Parsons joins the Reflector-Chronicle staff Monday as a beat reporter and feature writer. Parsons brings 23 years of news and other writing experience to the position, including work as a reporter for the Junction City Daily Union from 1993 to 2005; freelance writing for Dazzle magazine published at first by Montgomery Communications and now by Willgratten Publications LLC, owner of the Reflector-Chronicle and several other publications; freelance writing for the 1st Infantry Division Post at Fort Riley; part-time staff reporting for the Reflector-Chronicle from July to September 2013; and authorship of "Pysanky Patterns and Designs" published by Stemmer House, a book on decorative egg painting....more»
Women's club to host choir
The Abilene Christian Women’s Club Coffee is Thursday, July 7, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Elks Club, 417 NW Fourth St. All women are invited. The theme for the July event is "Letting Go....more»
Memories of the Prairie lecture
The Dickinson County Historical Society in Abilene will host "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Walt Disney," a presentation and discussion by Brian Craig Miller at 7 p....more»
'Dinner at the White House'
"Welcome to the White House" said Dennis Riordan as he extended his hand in greeting Saturday evening. The Solomon resident was playing President Dwight D....more»
GPT sign appears to be a 'go'
Great Plains Theatre’s electronic message sign — proposed for the southeast corner of Buckeye and Cottage Avenue on courthouse property — appears to be a go....more»
Pen Points:
We’re back ... Reader’s may note a change in our coverage today, although the change is minor for this issue — coverage of Saturday’s "State Dinner" fundraiser for the Dickinson County Arts Council....more»
Residents displaced due to tornado need notre-register to vote
Dickinson County residents displaced by the May 25 tornado do not need to re-register to vote if they plan to return to their original residence. "People who are temporarily renting or living with somebody do not need to re-register if their intent is to return to the homeplace," Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer Barb Jones said Friday....more»
Readers learn about racing
Greg Morgan (left), a helper from the Kansas Auto Racing Museum, answers questions posed by two young ladies about the small race car on the front lawn of the Abilene Public Library....more»
City told to keep budget hike small
After being briefed Tuesday on four options for developing a budget for 2017 tax-levied funds, city commissioners asked City Manager David Dillner to direct his staff to concentrate on a budget that would be no more than a two- to three-mill increase of the current budget....more»
County looking for best way to repair bridges
Finding money to replace bridges is always a challenge, particularly when a local entity has to comply with all the requirements set forth by the state and federal government....more»
Heartland to sing a cappella concert
Heartland Men’s Chorus sets out on a "Road Trip" tour with an a cappella performance July 1 on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The free mini concert begins at 2:30 p....more»
Herington commission handles condemnation issues
It was a rare occurrence Tuesday, June 21, when the Herington City Commission removed a property from the abatement list and dismissed condemnation proceedings due to actions by the owners....more»
Couple organizing trail drive
Texas to Abilene cattle drives ended in 1871, but Jim Gray and Fontella Knowlton are planning to recreate one of those historic drives 145 years later — in mid-2017 — as part of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail....more»
City commission seeks applications to fill Ray's term
Abilene commissioners decided Tuesday afternoon to seek letters of interest from people who would like to serve the remaining term of former commissioner John Ray....more»
Tax credits for storm damage on hold
After hearing from State of Kansas officials about the workings of the state’s property tax abatement program for natural disaster victims, Dickinson County commissioners decided to wait until the end of the year to take action on applications....more»
Metalized symbols for trail anniversary
Metal silhouettes of longhorns being driven by a cowboy catch the attention of vehicle drivers and passengers at the intersection of North Buckeye Avenue and 21st Street....more»
Memorial marketing director retires
By Maria Girolamo arc.reporter2@abilene-rc.com Ann Brusso has worked as the marketing and communications director at Memorial Health System in Abilene for 15 years....more»

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