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Emergency Order of Suspension

John AndersonMay 5, 2021

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Little Rainbow Day Care Home at 1105 Haven Dr. in Junction City. According to KDHE, state law allows it to issue such an order when the Secretary finds it necessary to protect children in the home from a threat to their health or safety. It said the order is subject to appeal. The KDHE said a sur...

KS. Senate could not override veto

John AndersonMay 3, 2021

The Kansas Senate has voted not to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto on Senate Bill 55, which would have banned transgender women from participating in women’s’ sports at public schools and state colleges. The override needed 15 votes to pass, but only received 14, along with 26 “no” votes. The Bill, also known as the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, had originally passed through bot...

Shots fired outside Manhattan Town Center

John AndersonApril 1, 2021

Shots fired outside Manhattan Town Center mall Wednesday Riley Co. Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot after a road rage incident late Wednesday afternoon. Riley Co. Police say they were called to Manhattan Town Center’s northeast parking lot at 5:18 p.m. on reports of shots fired. Riley Co. Police say a man, 21, and a woman, 20, were in an isolated altercation with a 33...

Legalizing medical marijuana

John AndersonMarch 29, 2021

A bill legalizing medical marijuana in Kansas has passed out of a House committee and will eventually move to the House floor for a vote. The Federal and State Affairs committee in the Kansas House passed the bill in a gut-and-go of Senate Bill 158 Monday morning. Multiple amendments were made to the bill during the process, including child-resistant packaging and prohibiting cannabis companies fr...

Meat Processing Plant fire

John AndersonMarch 18, 2021

A meat processing plant in Clay Center caught fire late Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to a blaze at Clay Center Locker Plant, near Highway 15, around 11:30 p.m. The highway was closed Tuesday night as crews worked to put out the fire. No employees were at the plant at the time of the fire. It appears to be a total loss....

Schwann’s announces BIG expansion project

Jason VinduskaAugust 10, 2020

In a news conference from Salina Monday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that Schwann’s is committed to expanding its Tony’s Pizza Production facility. The expansion will protect existing jobs and add 225 new full-time jobs....

KDHE announces several states removed from travel restrictions

Jason VinduskaJuly 14, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today removed Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina from the travel quarantine list. Additionally, KDHE has modified its international travel list from all international travel to just countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice and restrictions on entry into the United States, plus Bahrain and French Guiana. A comprehensive list of those indiv...

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,...

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