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Abilene Middle School Students to Go Remote Learning

Jason VinduskaNovember 10, 2020

Due to an increase of Covid-19 cases in Dickinson County related to the number of students quarantined at Abilene Middle School, Superintendent Greg Brown issued the following statement about AMS going to remote learning. Good afternoon, this is Greg Brown, Superintendent of Schools for Abilene, USD #435. Due to the ever increasing numbers of students who are not able to attend school because t...

Half-Staff Flags For COVID Victims

Meridian Media StaffOctober 28, 2020

Flags across the state have been ordered to fly at half staff to honor COVID victims. Kansas has surpassed 1,000 Kansas deaths due to COVID-19. In honor of the lives lost and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state effective immediately to sundown, Friday, October 30, 2020. “It is with deep sadness that I ann...

KABI Under NEW Ownership

Jason VinduskaOctober 22, 2020

A group of Salina radio stations and The General 1560 are under new ownership. Meridian Media, LLC this month completed the acquisition of, Newsradio 1150 KSAL (KSAL-AM), FM 104.9 (KSAL-FM), Y 93.7 ( KEYZ-FM) and The General (KABI-AM) from Rocking M Media, LLC. Addisitonally, Meridian has LMA’d 92.7 The Zoo( KZUH-FM) and 95.5 The Rock (KVOB-FM) from Rocking M. Meridian Media, LLC is a Kans...

Local Favorite to Close after 125 Years

Jason VinduskaOctober 1, 2020

A well-known and famous dining restaurant will close its doors. In a Facebook Post the Brookville Hotel announced that they will close after 125 years of family ownership ,the Martin family indicates that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic they have reached this difficult decision, you can read the Facebook statement below: It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce that the Covid, and the l...

Amtrak to reduce service in Kansas

Jason VinduskaAugust 25, 2020

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Amtrak riders in Kansas will encounter reduced service starting in October as part of the rail passenger service’s nationwide cutback in routes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief, which runs through Kansas from Chicago to Los Angeles, will reduce its service beginning Oct. 12, Amtrak said on its website. Nearly every Amtrak route across the country ...

Covid-19 Outbreak at KSU Fraternity

Jason VinduskaAugust 18, 2020

Several Kansas State University fraternity members have tested positive for COVID-19. The Riley County Health Department says it has confirmed several positive cases of COVID-19 associated with the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Kansas State University. RCHD says there are 13 positive cases at the fraternity making the incident an outbreak. RCHD says there are currently two active outbrea...

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...

Accident in Dickinson County Claims life of a Wichita Man

Jason VinduskaJune 30, 2020

One person died in an accident just before 1:30a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Silverado driven by Luis A. Salazar, 38, Wichita, was westbound on U.S. 56 one mile south of Herington. The driver failed to negotiate curve. The pickup entered west ditch, overturned and the driver was ejected. Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene. He was n...

Free Swim and Fireworks show will go on

Jason VinduskaJune 29, 2020

Under the recommendation of the Dickinson County Health Officer, the City of Abilene’s July 4th activities in Eisenhower Park are canceled. The free swim and fireworks display will still take place. The free swim will be at the Abilene Swimming Pool from 1-5 pm and the Fireworks Display will begin at 9:45 pm. “While we know this decision will not be popular, it is with great sadness that we m...

School to Resume Summer Programs

Jason VinduskaJune 29, 2020

The exposed AHS student and family have all tested negative for COVID-19. The recommendation for those students and families who may have been exposed to isolate/self-quarantine is no longer in effect. The School we will resume summer weights/conditioning and skill work starting todayas scheduled. If coaches have made other arrangement, please follow their guidance., Until further notice, ALL PERS...

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