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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 The recommendation for those students and families who may have been exposed to isolate/self-quarantine is no longer in effect.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...

Abilene Chief of Police Resigns

Jason VinduskaJune 10, 2020

Abilene Police Chief Mike Mohn resigned Tuesday afternoon. City Manager Jane Foltz, who as city manager is also supervisor of the police department, said she accepted the resignation. Assistant Police Chief Jason Wilkins was appointed interim. Mohn has been with the Abilene Police Department since 1997, appointed as chief in 2016....

Charges Pending in Burglary Case

Jason VinduskaApril 23, 2020

A 60 Year old man is in custody in Riley County and awaits burglary charges in Dickinson County in connection with the March burglary of New Trail Fellowship Church on 2400 Ave. According to Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman a safe valued at $600 and approximately $9000 in cash and checks inside the safe were taken from the church on March 10. With help from tips and evidence County Investig...


John AndersonApril 13, 2020


Connecticut on List

John AndersonApril 7, 2020

KDHE Adds Travelers From State of Connecticut To Self-Quarantine List The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Connecticut. This is effective for persons returning today, April 6, and moving forward. A comprehensive list of those individuals in Kansas needing to quarantine for 14 days includes those who have: •Traveled to Connect...

Sunrise Pageant Easter Sunday

John AndersonApril 7, 2020

1560 KABI the General will air a produced version of the Community Easter Sunrise Pageant Easter Sunday at 6:30am....

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 3-19

Jason VinduskaMarch 19, 2020

There are now 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19/Coronavirus in the state of Kansas as of Thursday afternoon. That is a jump of 13 positive cases within the last 24 hours. Numerous counties, who prior did not have any positive tests of COVID-19, sprung up with confirmed cases. Cherokee County in southeast Kansas confirmed a case, as did eastern counties including Jackson, Linn and Morris. Meanwh...


John AndersonMarch 18, 2020

DR. Brian Holmes County Health Officer , Director of Health Services John Hultgren and Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the Coronavirus and what is being done in the County and in the local health care community to address the virus....




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