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First COVID-19 case confirmed in county

John AndersonApril 14, 2020

The first case of the COVID-19 virus in Dickinson County was confirmed today by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The case in Dickinson County is a 59-year-old female with a recent known exposure. The individual is currently maintaining in-home isolation and is stable, according to John Hultgren, director of the Dickinson County Health Department. The Dickinson County Health D...

New Assistant Superintendent

John AndersonApril 7, 2020

Abilene USD #435 is pleased to announce the hiring Mrs. Dana Sprinkle as our new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Mrs. Sprinkle is a well-respected principal Ell-Saline Elementary School who also facilitates a great deal of the professional learning and serves as the administrative leader for accreditation for the USD #307 school system. She was named as the National Distinguish...

How healthy is Dickinson County?

John AndersonMarch 2, 2020

The 10th Anniversary County Health Rankings Show Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties in Each State. On Wednesday, March 18th, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute will release their annual rankings of the health of nearly every county within each of the country’s 50 states. In Dickinson County the areas of concern are adult obesity,...

Stroda Places 3rd, Ferris 4th at 4A State Wrestling

Trent SanchezFebruary 29, 2020

The Abilene and Chapman boy's wrestling teams sent eight combined wrestlers to Salina and Friday.  Abilene's Cooper Wuthnow, was unable to compete because of illness at 113 pounds.  Will Stroda became just the fifth Cowboy wrestler to place in all four of his years at Abilene High School. (Abilene/Chapman opponent’s final placing) 106 Chris McClanahan Abilene Freshman 26-16 1st Round...

INSIDE DICKINSON COUNTY

John AndersonFebruary 26, 2020

4-H Youth Development Agent Jill Martinson and Chair Person on the Extension Executive Board Becky Chase visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about a proposal to create an Extension District with Marion County....

Community Foundation of Dickinson County

John AndersonFebruary 23, 2020

Community Foundation of Dickinson County Executive Director Elizabeth Weese visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the Spring Grant Cycle and upcoming projects in the works in 2020.  ...

KABI Wake Up Call Interview

John AndersonFebruary 23, 2020

Gregory Fontenot will be the next guest speaker this Thursday at the next Lunch & Learn program. Gregory Fontenot will visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson Tuesday morning about his book. The Battle of the Bulge will be the topic of discussion at the next lunch and learn event at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. According to the organization, the next L...

Cowboys Take Down Red Raiders in Double OT

Trent SanchezJanuary 14, 2020

The Abilene Cowboys overcame an 11 point 4th quarter deficit in their 71-70 double-overtime victory at Wamego Tuesday night.  Abilene was aided by the play of Senior Travis Beetch, who finished with 16 of his career-high 28 points in the 4th quarter and overtimes.  In the first game of the night, the Cowgirls lost 64-30 to the Lady Red Raiders which snapped Abilene’s 12 game winning streak aga...

Cop admits to fabricating coffee story

Jason VinduskaDecember 31, 2019

STORY WAS FABRICATED!!!! A Herington Police Officer is no longer employed after admitting he "fabricated" a story a McDonald's employee wrote an expletive on his coffee cup over the weekend. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday confirmed in a news conference the officer resigned from the agency, calling it a "black-eye on the law enforcement community." After initially standing by his st...

Abilene Fire Department’s 150th anniversary

John AndersonOctober 10, 2019

A fire apparatus parade, open house and bell ringing ceremony are a few of the events planned for the Abilene Fire Department's 150th anniversary celebration Oct. 12. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with a fire apparatus parade. The parade, which will begin at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, will feature fire apparatus from more than 25 Kansas communities, including Salina, McPherson, Cl...

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