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Runners Ready For Eisenhower Marathon

Todd PittengerApril 4, 2018

Hundreds of runner will hit the streets in and around Abilene on Saturday for the 16th running of the Eisenhower Marathon. The event is one of the largest of its kind in Kansas. The Eisenhower Marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. It attracts runners from all over the country, and in some years, from all over the world. Runners at the Eisenhower Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, ...

Drought Disaster Declared For Area Counties

Todd PittengerApril 3, 2018

Drought conditions have prompted a disaster declaration for multiple counties in Central Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Butler, Chase, Cowley, Ellsworth, Harvey, McPherson, Marion, Morris, Rush and Saline counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties in Kans...

Disaster was averted!

John AndersonApril 3, 2018

Disaster was averted today when an aged circuit breaker went bad nearly causing a fire at the courthouse. Electricity had to be cut to district court and their offices and court cases had to be rescheduled....

3 from Abilene area armed and dangerous

John AndersonMarch 30, 2018

The Junction City Police Dept. says it is searching for three men in connection with an attempted homicide late Thursday night at a motel. Authorities say all three suspects hail from Abilene and should be considered armed and dangerous. They were identified as Cody Breeden, 24; Jeremy Breeden, 28; and an unidentified individual. They initially identified Jeremy Garza as one of the suspects but ha...

Teacher with former ties to Abilene arrested for Unlawful Sexual Relations

Jason VinduskaMarch 28, 2018

A Kansas vocal teacher was arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual relations with a student.   Kevin Johnson, 53, of Concordia, has been charged with engaging in unlawful sexual relations, which is a level five personal felony, the Cloud County Attorney’s Office said.   Johnson was arrested on Monday on suspicion of engaging in sexual relations while he was a teacher...

WHITEHAIR GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C

John AndersonMarch 28, 2018

Carol Whitehair, Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County Director and Kansas Home Care and Hospice Association Board Chairman, recently attended the Forum of States Meeting in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of Home Care and Hospice “March on Washington”. She was accompanied by Kansas Home Care and Hospice Association Executive Director Jane Kelly. Whitehair ...

Man Takes Own Life after Traffic Stop On I-70

Jason VinduskaMarch 27, 2018

UPDATE: Authorities are seeking positive identification of a man they say  shot himself on Interstate 70 on Tuesday shortly after noon. Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman said an autopsy was being performed on the man Wednesday. “At about 12:08 a Dickinson County deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop on I-70 westbound at about milepost 273,” Hoffman said. “The officer a...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonMarch 27, 2018

Chapman Middle School Principal Trenton Horn along with Middle School Students Shannon Anderson, Grace Merritt and Tucker Seibert visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the Student Leadership Group....

Volunteer Kansas Accepting Seed Grant Applications

Todd PittengerMarch 21, 2018

Grant money is available for service projects around Kansas. According to Volunteer Kansas, for the eighth consecutive year they are offering organizations in throughout the state the opportunity to apply for Seed Grants in the amount of $500. Grants are given to help support service projects that will engage volunteers. “This grant opportunity has become very popular, organizations have b...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonMarch 21, 2018

Dickinson County HR Director Diane Greenough visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about job openings in the County....

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