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Big Boy Locomotive to Visit Abilene

John AndersonOctober 3, 2019

  Calling all train lovers! The Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive will be in Abilene, Kansas on Wednesday, November 20 from 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm. celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion. Union Pacific's historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniver...

Tim Rives has written a book

John AndersonAugust 19, 2019

Deputy Director/Supervisory Archivist, Tim Rives of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum has a book out and it is a must read.   The Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas by Tim Rives has written a book   The Ku Klux Klan kicked off a nationwide revival in 1921 and took Kansas City, Kansas, by storm. The majority white population--alarmed by the influx of immigrants, C...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonJuly 25, 2019

Dickinson County Arts Council Director Samantha Geissinger along with Artists Whitney Kerr and Chase Hunter visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson. Whitney and Chase are painting murals in Downtown Abilene. The Murals are sponsored by the Arts Council of Dickinson County and the Community Foundation of Dickinson County....


John AndersonJuly 22, 2019

Local family helped through Dickinson County cancer fund   Abilene, Kan. (July 22, 2019) – Hayden Ballou can finally fish again, hunt, and play baseball.   For a normal nine-year-old, those activities are ordinary.   But for Hayden, who lives with his mom and dad, William and Ashley Ballou, near Carlton, Kan., those things are a big deal. Hayden was diagnosed with ALL: acute ly...

White House Historian on KABI Wake Up Call .

John AndersonJuly 18, 2019

KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson visits Tuesday with White House Historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky about President Eisenhower and her Lunch and Learn program talk. Lindsay M. Chervinsky is a White House Historian at the White House Historical Association. Previously, she received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for President...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonJuly 16, 2019

Executive Director of the Eisenhower Foundation visits with KABI Wake Up Call host John Anderson about the Foundation Bridge Benefit, the Vintage Baseball game August 3rd and the expected uptick in visitors to Abilene with the opening of the Renovated Museum....

Following in her mother’s footsteps.

John AndersonJuly 8, 2019

A pretty pink belt buckle started it all for Jamie Nemechek. It was, as a youngster, when she walked through a western store with her parents and siblings that she spotted the buckle, as part of an ad for a rodeo queen contest. She asked her mom what she needed to do to get that buckle, and her mom, a former rodeo queen herself, told her. Now, ten years later, she’s got her own buckle, as the 20...

Endangered two-year-old boy found..

John AndersonJune 30, 2019

UPDATE The two-year-old boy missing from Clay Center has been found safe Sunday evening. The Clay Center Police Department originally said the boy went missing Saturday, and was possibly in danger. They say it was an alleged interference with parental custody incident, and the child was with a family member. Clay Center PD says the boy will be on his way home soon....

Fort Riley soldier awarded Medal of Honor.

John AndersonJune 25, 2019

Former Fort Riley soldier received nation's highest military honor. President Donald Trump awarded the nation’s highest military honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for actions in Iraq . Bellavia, who served with the Big Red One in Iraq, was leading a squad in support of Operation Phantom Fury on his 29th birthday in November 2004 when his platoon was pinned down by gunfire as he ...

Country Stampede is on the move

John AndersonJune 19, 2019

Topeka’s Heartland Motorsports Park announced Thursday as the new permanent home of the Country Stampede Music Festival. The multi-day, country music festival, which has annually drawn more than 100,000 fans, has been held the past 23 years in Manhattan. ...




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