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DINNER TRAINS

John AndersonSeptember 24, 2021

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is adding two additional fall dinner trains. Saturday, October 16 - 6 pm departure featuring Lucinda's Katering serving a roast beef dinner. Saturday, October 23 - 6 pm departure featuring Amanda's Bakery & Bistro serving pork loin in raspberry chipotle sauce. Must have advance reservations. Tickets are $55 per person and include tax and gratuity....

Trollslända Pop Up Store

John AndersonSeptember 24, 2021

The Lindsborg-based toy store, Trollslända, will open a pop-up store in downtown Abilene on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am to 6 pm at 109 NW 3rd Street (former Steinhauser Hallmark store). Trollslända is a creative, Scandinavian-inspired toy boutique that provides unique, quality, toys for children, to inspire creative play. Trollslända (pronounced trolls LAND ah) means "dragonfly" in Swedis...

ABILENE STREET WORK

John AndersonSeptember 23, 2021

APAC Shears, Inc. will be doing pavement surface preservation work on several Abilene streets. Currently the work is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29th and possibly Thursday, September 30th.   The sections of streets being surfaced are:             N. Walnut Street, from NW 3rd to NW 7th            NW 5th Street, from N. Mulberry to N. Elm  ...

Fall Grant Cycle

John AndersonSeptember 23, 2021

Fall Grant Cycle is now open. Apply online at https://www.communityfoundation.us/grants.cfm...

Unemployment Rate

John AndersonSeptember 22, 2021

According to the Kansas Department of Labor, Dickinson County's August 2021 Unemployment Rate was 3.9%, down from 4.4% in July 2021. To view available jobs, visit www.KansasWorks.com....

“Fall You Haul” Set for Next Week

Jason VinduskaSeptember 21, 2021

“Fall You Haul” September 27th, 2021 – October 1st, 2021 We will take general household trash, such as old furniture, TV’s, appliances, bags, boxes or bundled leaves, and yard debris. Construction waste such as lumber, sheet rock, paneling and other building material, no longer than 5 feet, will also be accepted. We will accept all brush and tree limbs up to 12” ...

Latest Dashboard from Dickinson County Health Department

Jason VinduskaSeptember 21, 2021

Here is the latest Covid-19 dashboard from the Dickinson County Health Department, they report 87 new Covid-19 cases and 3 new deaths. ...

Chapman Superintendent on Administrative Leave

Jason VinduskaSeptember 9, 2021

The superintendent of schools in a Dickinson County school district has been placed on administrative leave. Earlier this week on Tuesday in a special board meeting the USD 473 Board of Education voted unanimously to place Superintendent Jerry Hodson on administrative leave. The Board also named Chapman High School principal, Kevin Suther, as interim superintendent. Hodson has been superinte...

Herington Police Chief ordered to appear in Court

Jason VinduskaSeptember 9, 2021

The Herington Police Chief and Assistant Chief have been ordered to appear in court after they allegedly entered a home without a search warrant, thereby trespassing. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says on Wednesday, Sept. 8, the Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief of the Herington Police Department were served summonses after an investigation started in June. According to KBI, on Wednesda...

Eisenhower Museum opens

John AndersonMay 17, 2021

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, according to information released by the facility early Monday morning. When the facility reopens May 20, visitors will be able to view the museum exhibits by purchasing timed entry tickets online in advance. They will be open from Thursday from 10-2. Their hours of operation will be 10-2 Wednesday, Thursday, Fri...

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