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Abilene Shopko to Close May 12th

Jason VinduskaFebruary 6, 2019

Ashwaubenon-based retailer Shopko announced it's closing 70 percent of its stores after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. These include 22 stores and pharmacies in our area -- 15 which were not previously announced.In all, Shopko identified 250 stores around the nation which will close or have already closed. Until last month, Shopko said it operated more than 360 stores in 26 states...

Cowboys Dominate in Victory over TMP, Cowgirls Fall for Second Time this Season

Trent SanchezJanuary 26, 2019

The Abilene High School basketball teams traveled to Hays Friday night and split with Thomas More Prep.  In the first game of the night, the Cowgirls lost 44-35.  It was just their second loss of the season.  In the second game, the Cowboys put together one of their best performances of the season, in a 62-45 victory over the Monarchs. In the girls game both teams got off to a slow start.  ...

Abilene Woman Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case

John AndersonJanuary 25, 2019

A Dickinson County woman who collected money from the state claiming to be personal care attendant while she was in jail was ordered to repay more than $2,500 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud-related charges, According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 29-year-old Ashley Loomis of Abilene, pleaded no contest in November and was found guilty in Dicki...

Fugitive caught

John AndersonJanuary 3, 2019

A fugitive from Florida is awaiting extradition after he was captured in Dickinson County earlier this week. The Herington Police Department says their office received a tip on Monday pointing them to a home in the 700 block of East Arnold Street. After a brief investigation, officials say they located 24-year-old Nathaniel Sweeney of Titusville, Florida inside the house's basement. Officials s...

Ft Riley Soldier facing charges after Arrest in Arkansas

Jason VinduskaDecember 18, 2018

A 31-year-old Kansas soldier is in custody after authorities say he had been receiving nude photos from a 16-year-old girl and arranged to meet her in Arkansas. Andrew Michael O'Brien of Junction City was arrested early Saturday morning in Mountain Home. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery  said O'Brien is on active military duty stationed at Fort Riley. A sheriff's office report says ...

Over $23,000 For Community Programs

John AndersonNovember 14, 2018

Local Travel Store Raises Over $23,000 For Community Programs The 24/7 Travel Stores donated $3,386.72 to the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Bank. The funds raised during the event can be used however the food banks wish - whether for operating costs, perishable groceries or other needs. Salina, KS: For ten days in October, locally-owned travel center 24/7 Travel Stores donated 5¢ for every...

Andrea E. Purvis is among the 3.

John AndersonOctober 30, 2018

8th Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Geary County and Andrea E. Purvis, Abilene, county attorney for Dickinson County is among the 3. TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission has sent the names of three nominees for district judge to Governor Jeff Colyer, who has 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy created by the Janu...

Minick Named Kansas Finest

John AndersonOctober 25, 2018

Joe Minick received one of four Kansas Finest awards during the 2018 Kansas Tourism Conference in Junction City for his work with the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, Hoffman Grist Mill, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Steamboat Arabia and other projects. The Kansas Finest award is given to an individual who actively promotes Kansas through travel and tourism, not because it's their job, but...

The next Lunch & Learn program

John AndersonOctober 18, 2018

The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, October 25 at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium.  Free and open to the public, a light lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation.  Author Jim Sherow will discuss his newly released book The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble.. Following the program, ...

USS EISENHOWER DELEGATON

John AndersonOctober 10, 2018

The USS Eisenhower Delegation will pay a visit to the General this Friday morning. During the 8 a.m. hour the Delegation will visit with KABI Wake Up Call host John Anderson. They are visiting Abilene to honor the 128th Birthday of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Capt Kyle Higgins [Commanding Officer, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, CVN69] CMC Todd Mangin [Command Master Chief] LCDR Rick Chernizt...

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