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Champion Trick Roper and Gun Spinner to appear at Wild Bill Hickok

Jason VinduskaJuly 15, 2019

The Abilene rodeo is pleased to introduce its 2019 specialty act, Rider Kiesner,f Ripley, Oklahoma, the 27 year old cowboy trick ropes, spins guns, and cracks whips, while his beautiful assistant, Bethany Iles, trick rides!Kiesner brings back the old western arts in his act, doing tricks with his forty and fifty foot ropes:  the ocean wave, the Texas skip, the fifty-foot big loop, all works of ar...

Traffic Fatality

John AndersonJuly 10, 2019

A 37-year-old Enterprise man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Rain Road near 2300 Avenue on Monday. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner, the crash happened south of Chapman and is still being investigated Kurtis Nitz was killed when he was ejected from a 2000 Ford. At 1:20 p.m., the vehicle was northbound on Rain Road when the tire left the roadway on the east shoulder...

Farming Accident

John AndersonJuly 3, 2019

Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died in a farming accident in Kansas. The Reno County Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post that Adam Schrock died Tuesday afternoon near Haven. The Sheriff's Office says deputies, Haven EMS and Haven fire responded around 5 p.m. to a report of a child being caught in a tractor's power takeoff, the device transferring a tractor's mechanical power to another...


John AndersonJuly 1, 2019

New bullfighter in Abilene to work rodeo alongside mentor   A new face will be part of the action at the 74th annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene.   Clint Lott, Waco, Texas, will work the rodeo as a bullfighter. He replaces Abilene native Ethan McDonald, who has retired from bullfighting. Lott, who is 25 years old, was riding calves by the time he was five. At the age of twelve, ...


John AndersonJune 14, 2019

The Supreme Court, in the public school finance case of Gannon v. State, held the State has shown that the 2019 Legislature's scheduled base aid increases are in substantial compliance with the court's June 25, 2018, mandate. This is the court's seventh decision in the Gannon litigation. The court declared the new money is sufficient under the Kansas Constitution but said it was keeping the underl...

Webb Home Center Moves

John AndersonJune 14, 2019

Webb Home Center announced plans to relocate to the former Shopko Building on North Buckeye Avenue. Matt and Amber Engle announced they negotiated terms for a 25 year lease with the Halbert Family Trust of California for the 1903 N. Buckeye location and will change the name to Lumber House, Inc., True Value. The 167,000 square foot building was constructed in 1973 as the Alco Discount Store...

Auburn Pharmacy OPEN at New Location

Jason VinduskaJune 12, 2019

AuBurn Pharmacy now open at their new location. AuBurn Pharmacy recently finished construction on a new pharmacy and are open for business at 1518 N. Buckeye! Abilene, KS, June 12, 2019. – AuBurn Pharmacy, based in Garnett, KS, has officially begun offering pharmacy services to the community of Abilene and the surrounding area at their new location, 1518 N. Buckeye. “We are extremely exc...

D-Day Remembrance

John AndersonJune 6, 2019

The Wreath Laying during the D-Day 75 Remembrance Ceremony...

Russell Tornado

John AndersonMay 29, 2019

Photo by Connor McCrorey via KRSL Radio...

Sand Bags Available

John AndersonMay 21, 2019

In preparation for the impending flooding Dickinson County has taken steps to obtain sand bags and sand that is available to the public. These items are located at the County Highway Yard at 409 SE 2nd Street in Abilene. Members of the public needing sand bags should bring their own shovels to fill their own bags and a way to haul them back to their location. Sand bags and sand is also available f...




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