Kiwanians, Holm Auto help Kids in Crisis
Abilene Kiwanian Joe Nold (front left) places a flag in its ground holder at Holm Automotive Monday morning. Nold spearheads the local Kiwanis Club’s efforts to raise money to support Kids in Crisis, run by June Deweese (front center)....more»
Commission approves 'committee' appointees
Abilene city commissioners appointed members to six city advisory and action organizations during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon in the Abilene Public Library....more»
Election deadlines approaching
Kansas voters interested in changing party affiliations and candidates seeking office have one week to accomplish those tasks. Voters have until noon Wednesday, June 1, to accomplish those tasks, said Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer Barb Jones....more»
Theatre plans improv, drama summer camps
Sage Tokach and Randy West are part of a dynamic trio of artisans, that includes West’s wife, Margaret Clair, who this summer will be spearheading the improvisation and drama camps at the Great Plains Theatre....more»
Music in the Park
Band director Aaron Tompkins thanks Abilene High School seniors — now graduates — for his new Mollard Conducting Baton, given to him in appreciation for years of service helping the students throughout their band careers....more»
Music in the Park
The Abilene High School concert band, under the direction of Aaron Tompkins (center) performs Monday night during the end-of-year AHS/Abilene Middle School outdoor concert at Eisenhower Park....more»
Summer lunch program starts in June
Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Abilene USD 435, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, is offering a free lunch for all children ages 1 through 18, from Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 29....more»
Seniors mark end to high school days
Abilene High School Principal Ben Smith’s opening remarks during Sunday’s commencement ceremony were somewhat unusual. After congratulating the graduating class of 2016, Smith discussed emergency exit procedures....more»
Clerks attend spring conference
Dickinson County Clerk Barbara Jones and Deputy County Clerk Jeanne Livingston attended the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials annual spring conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan May 11-13....more»
Abilene High School graduation
Top graduates of the Class of 2016 were (from left) valedictorians Isaac Wright, Ryan LaCombe and Madison Roth. Because the graduation ceremony took place Sunday while the newspaper was on deadline, the story and more photos of the event will appear in Tuesday’s paper....more»
Mohn named Abilene police chief
The City of Abilene has named Michael Mohn to serve as police chief of the Abilene Police Department. Mohn assumed the duties of his new position effective May 20....more»
Sewer problems uncovered at Sterl Hall, in courthouse
Deteriorating infrastructure caused sewer problems for two Dickinson County facilities last week. Tree roots getting into old clay sewer pipes caused issues at Sterl Hall located on the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds, County Administrator Brad Homman said....more»
Randy West takes over as GPT's new artistic director
With an extensive resume under his belt and years of experience that goes back to the early 1980s, Randal K. West is the new artistic director at the Great Plains Theatre in Abilene....more»
Memorial Day events planned
The VFW is set to honor the local area’s fallen heroes with Memorial Day activities Monday, May 30, beginning at 9:05 in the vicinity of flag staff at Mount St....more»
AHS forensics team finishes season with accolades
The Abilene High School Forensics Team finished it’s competition season with a bang. At the 2016 KSHSAA State Championships, Abilene finished 10th out of 51 schools....more»
Hospital MRI receives helium fill-up
efilled with helium during a routine check-up. The liquid helium is used to cool the superconductive magnet coil in the MRI scanner. Helium exists at the extremely low temperature of minus 452....more»
Women invited to coffee
Abilene Christian Women’s Club invites all women to their monthly coffee from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. June 2 at the Abilene Elk’s Club, 417 W. Fourth St. "A Balm for the Soul," is the theme....more»
HHS student among scholarship winners
The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) has chosen the following 12 Kansas high school seniors to receive college scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year: · Janae McKinney, McPherson —- to study agricultural communications at Kansas State University; · Jenna Goetzman, Gardner — to study agricultural communications at K-State; · Whitney Gutsch, Herington — to study biological systems engineering at K-State; · Allison Railsback, Mankato — to study agricultural business at Fort Hays State University; · Rachel Bellar, Howard — to study agricultural education at K-State; · Brooke McNickle, Stafford — to study animal science at K-State; · Suzanne Huntley, Phillipsburg — to study English at Fort Hays State; · Kurt Winter, Mount Hope — to study microbiology at K-State; · Michaela Strecker, Minneola — to study radiology and nursing at Fort Hays State; · Tyler Phillips, Allen to study farm and ranch management at Fort Scott Community College; · BreAnn Anshutz, St....more»
New Basel United Church of Christ installs new pastor
The Rev. William L. Graves is installed as pastor at New Basel United Church of Christ during a special worship service on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Ms....more»



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