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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...

Two men on the run

John AndersonMay 20, 2019

Two men are on the run after they allegedly beat someone on the side of a Geary Co. highway early Monday morning. According to the Geary Co. Sheriff's Office, the victim was on State Lake Road with one of the suspects when the other suspect ordered him out of the car at gunpoint. Armed with the gun and a knife between them, the suspects beat the victim and held him against his will. After the su...

Statement Ruled Not Admissible As DeWeese Seeks New Trial for Murder Conviction

KABI StaffMay 16, 2019

A recant of court testimony that helped convict Dane DeWeese of first degree murder during a 2014 trial was ruled not “trustworthy” and not admissible as grounds for a new trial, District Court Judge Jared Johnson ruled Wednesday. A key witness in the conviction of DeWeese in the murder of Kristen Tyler was the testimony of Joel Heil.Heil testified extensively for the state at DeWeese’s t...


Jason VinduskaMay 10, 2019

The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps (MHSVC) is pleased to announce Abigail Elliott and Emily Burt have each been awarded a $500 scholarship. Both students will be graduating from Abilene High School later this month. Abigail will be attending the University of Kansas in the fall, and wants to be an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. She grew up with chronic ear infections, and loved her EN...

Texas announcer is featured on the Abilene rodeo buckle

Jason VinduskaMay 9, 2019

Pro rodeo announcer Mike Mathis is the feature on the 2019 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo buckle. The Lufkin, Texas man started his rodeo career as a bareback rider and bull rider, competing collegiately at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. “I was somewhat part of their rodeo team,” Mathis joked. He enjoyed college rodeo, but knew that being a rodeo cowboy doesn’t always pay the bills.So ...

Sentenced to 21 years

John AndersonApril 10, 2019

45-year-old Eric Millsap was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Dickinson County District Court to over 21 years in prison for sexual relations with children in on case starting as early as age 8. At one-point Millsap faced 150 counts of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy that occurred between 2006 and 2015. In one case the girl identified as the victim said Millsap would choke her or cover her mou...

Former Superintendent of Abilene Schools has a new job

Jason VinduskaMarch 28, 2019

Denise Guy, who retired last year as Abilene’s superintendent of schools, will serve as interim superintendent for Marysville Unified School District 364 starting July 1. By a 5-0 vote in a brief special meeting Wednesday evening, school board members approved Guy and a $121,605 annual salary. Guy will make $250 a day when she makes trips to Marysville before July 1 to work through a transiti...

Severe Weather Preparedness

John AndersonMarch 13, 2019

Dickinson Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith and Dickinson County Director of Emergency Communications Russell Wilkins visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about being prepared for severe weather and what they do when severe weather hits....

Museum not opening in June.

John AndersonMarch 12, 2019

Dawn Hammett Director of the Dwight D.  Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum visited with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson Tuesday Morning. Hammett revealed that the museum renovation will not open the first week in June. The Government Shutdown put the project behind schedule. Hammett said they hope to open the museum a month later in July. All other D-Day 75 activities will take place...

Salina Military School Announces Closure

Jason VinduskaFebruary 6, 2019

With heavy hearts, the Board of Trustees announces that the 131st Corps of Cadets, will be the last at St. John’s Military School; the school will not reopen after the current year. St. John’s will continue to operate through May 11 culminating with a celebration of its rich history during Commencement Weekend. Until that time, the education and leadership opportunities offered to cadets wi...




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