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Football Player Killed

John AndersonJanuary 3, 2023

A football player at Fort Hays State University in Kansas was shot and killed outside a bar in Oklahoma City on New Year’s Day.  22 year old Daniel Howard died and four other people were injured in the shooting at Sunset Patio Lounge early Sunday, Oklahoma City. Several people were kicked out of the bar after a fight broke out. The shooting occurred when the argument continued in a nearby parki...

Solomon Man Arrested

John AndersonJanuary 3, 2023

A 27-year-old Solomon man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to stab people at a Saline County gentlemen's club. According to the Police deputies were called to the Shady Lady Gentlemen's Club, 1540 W. Old Highway 40, at 12:09 a.m. Saturday, for the report of a man who refused to leave and had threatened to stab other people in the club. Soldan said that Herbey Hernandez-Rodriguez of Solom...

Junction City Police

John AndersonDecember 30, 2022

State authorities say their findings in an investigation of the Junction City Police Department are with the case’s prosecutor. The agency started looking into the conduct of unnamed JCPD personnel in June, followed by searches of the department and other agencies in Geary County. Employees were placed on leave then, but no arrests were made. Linn County Attorney James Brun was appointed as spec...

FOOD TAX

John AndersonDecember 30, 2022

Kansans will see their amount of taxes paid with each trip to the grocery store go down next month. Kansas currently has one of the highest state food sales tax rates in the country. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the first-rate drop in the state food sales tax rate will occur. Dropping it from 6.5 percent currently to 4 percent. It will drop again on Jan. 1, 2024, to 2 percent. The rate will be zeroed ou...

Purchasing Policy Misunderstood

John AndersonDecember 29, 2022

The Abilene City Commission voted 3-2 to accept the second bid from Holm Automotive for a truck for the City Inspection Department. The decision goes against the city’s purchasing policy, which the commission is not legally bound to follow. City commissioners Brandon Rein, Trevor Witt and John Kollhoff voted yes. City commissioners Dee Marshall and Wendy Miller voted no. The commission decided w...

Enterprise Woman Injured

John AndersonDecember 27, 2022

A 33-year-old Enterprise woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 Sunday evening. Carla Derrick was westbound on I-70 in a 2003 Jeep Wrangler when she lost control on the ice, went off the roadway, and struck a tree. The accident occurred at approximately 6:23 p.m. Sunday. Derrick suffered multiple lacerations and was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center....

World’s Largest Belt Buckle

John AndersonDecember 22, 2022

The world’s largest belt buckle has been unveiled.   According to the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 19 feet 10 ½ inches wide and 13 feet 11 ¼ inches tall (not including the frame), Abilene, Kansas is now home to the World’s Largest Belt Buckle. Unveiled Wednesday at noon at Eisenhower Park, the project serves as a billboard celebrating Abilene. Designed by local artist...

Injury Accident

John AndersonDecember 20, 2022

An Abilene man was transported to the hospital in Salina after being ejected from his van in a one-vehicle crash in rural Dickinson County late Monday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Dakota Jones of Abilene was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander van headed north on K 15 Highway. The van left the right side of the road for an unknown reason and rolled several times ejectin...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonDecember 19, 2022

USD 435 Abilene Superintendent Greg Brown visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about finishing up the semester and what’s coming up the first week of Januar...

Ryan Family Christmas Dinner

John AndersonDecember 16, 2022

Kenny Ryan visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the 18th Annual Ryan Family Christmas Dinner December 25th at the Abilene Elk’s Lodge. To volunteer , donate a dessert or have a meal delivered call Kenny at 479-058...

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