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John AndersonJanuary 20, 2022

Every third Thursday Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Dickinson County Elizabeth Weese visits with KABI wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the needs within the County that  the Community Foundation supports....

ABILENE TEACHER GIFTS ESU

John AndersonJanuary 18, 2022

Former Abilene High School teacher gifts $200,000 to Emporia State. A devoted alumnus of Emporia State University has left the university a remarkable gift for student scholarships through the realization of two insurance policies. Robert Chatham, who passed away Aug. 21, 2021, set the stage for his $200,000 gift to the ESU Foundation back in 1993, when he took out two policies - $100,000 to pr...

FREE COVID TEST KITS

John AndersonJanuary 17, 2022

OK, here's the address where you can order free COVID test kits from the government is https://www.covidtests.gov/ You can start ordering them tomorrow.  ...

DAY OF SERVICE

John AndersonJanuary 13, 2022

Jackie Bailey visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the Martin Luther King Jr. DAY OF SERVICE January 17 Seniors wanting a meal delivered or those wanting to volunteer to assemble and deliver meals should call 785-263-2498...

Abilene man arrested

John AndersonJanuary 12, 2022

An Abilene man was arrested after he allegedly was seen on surveillance video stealing items from his place of employment on 43 different occasions. An officer was sent to Tractor Supply, 3120 Riffel Drive, on Tuesday for the report of an employee theft. The officer was told that on Dec. 31, the manager saw an employee loading items on a forklift and placing them in the bed of the employee's picku...

COUNTY WORKERS HONORED

John AndersonJanuary 11, 2022

Dickinson County honors 130 years’ worth of service Dickinson County Commissioners presented service awards Thursday, Jan. 6 to 11 employees who have given a combined 130 years of service to the county. Employees honored, their years of service and the department they work in are: Leah Hern, 35 years, treasurer; Scott Huff, 20 years, road and bridge; Jeanne Livingston, 15 years, county cle...

FIRST BABY OF 2022

John AndersonJanuary 5, 2022

FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATED AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Congratulations to Kristen and Levi Felbush who delivered the first baby in 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. Zeke Obe Felbush was born on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 5:22 a.m., in the Birthing Center at Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. The family received a newborn gift basket, from the Me...

Dockendorf Assistant County administrator

John AndersonJanuary 4, 2022

Janelle Dockendorf has been named assistant Dickinson County administrator/budget director. County Administrator Brad Homman made the announcement Monday morning. Besides serving as assistant county administrator, Dockendorf will remain as the county's budget director.  The promotion was effective Jan. 1, 2022. Dickinson County Commission Chairman Lynn Peterson said he was pleased to see Dockendo...

DRUG OVERDOSES IN KANSAS

John AndersonJanuary 4, 2022

Drawing attention to a debilitating problem impacting families and communities across the state, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Monday unveiled data that shows a disturbing trend continuing. The KDHE reported that provisional surveillance results from the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) shows that at least 338 Kansas residents died of drug overdose b...

Intensive Care Unit Closes

John AndersonJanuary 3, 2022

Geary Community Hospital is preparing to close the Intensive Care Unit, no later than Feb. 1.   LJ Baker, Director of HR & External Relations, said due to a national COVID-19 exacerbated nursing shortage, as well as fiscal situations beyond control of the Hospital, they can no longer effectively operate an Intensive Care Unit. To ensure safe and quality care for patients currently in t...

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