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John AndersonMay 2, 2022

Wake Up Call Host John Anderson visits with Eisenhower Elementary Principal Ethan Gruen about the After School String Program. Student Sebastian Ross plays a song on his Violin as his proud mom Kelsie shows her support....

Symphony at Sunset

John AndersonMay 1, 2022

Symphony at Sunset returns in 2022 Commemorate D-Day on June 4th at the annual Symphony at Sunset concert on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The Salina Symphony, joined by the 1st Infantry Division Band, will present a concert of patriotic favorites and World War II era classics featuring vocalist Janie Brokenicky.  Activities and food vendors begin at 4 p.m. followed by an...

Herrman Selected to Lead Abilene Cowgirls Basketball

Jason VinduskaApril 28, 2022

Abilene native to lead the Abilene Cowgirl Basketball Program, it was announced today the former Cowboy Stand-out Shawn Herrman was chosen as the next Abilene Cowgirls Basketball Coach, Hermann replaces Mike Liby who was in charge of the program for the last 3 seasons. Herrman is the all-time leader in points scored 1542 at Abilene Highschool setting the mark in 2002. ...

DINNER TRAIN SCHEDULE

John AndersonApril 25, 2022

ABILENE AND SMOKY VALLEY RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2022 SEASON DINNER TRAIN SCHEDULE            The Abilene and Smoky Valley has announced its schedule of dinner trains for the railroad's 28th season of operation, which begins on Saturday, May 7, and runs through the last weekend in October.  At least seven different dinner trains are being planned, featuring food from area resta...

SAVES LIVES

John AndersonApril 21, 2022

Dickinson County EMS has a new tool in its arsenal which can significantly increase the odds of survival for an individual experiencing a cardiac arrest. LUCAS (Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System) is a mechanical chest compression device that delivers high quality, consistent chest compressions to patients having a cardiac arrest. Staff with Dickinson County EMS conducted a simulation d...

Grant not approved

John AndersonApril 20, 2022

Dickinson County officials learned on Wednesday, April 13 that a joint grant application to improve the northwest corridor of Abilene was not funded. In February, county and City of Abilene leaders applied for a BASE (Building A Stronger Economy) grant, seeking funds to improve the Northwest 14th corridor on the edge of Abilene. Some of the area is located in the city of Abilene, while other porti...

Unemployment Rate

John AndersonApril 19, 2022

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services division of the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.5% in March. This was unchanged from 2.5% in February and a decrease from 3.5% in March 2021.Dickinson County is reporting an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent, Saline 2.7, Geary 3.8 Clay 2.8 and Riley...

Dickinson County Van Stop

John AndersonApril 14, 2022

Empyreal’s armored vehicle, which was carrying $165,000 in cash from marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, was stopped May 18, 2021, at this exit on I-70 as it headed for Colorado. The company settled a federal suit but litigation relating to Kansas remains ongoing.   The U.S. Department of Justice agreed Wednesday to return all cash seized from an armored car company used by legal marijua...

NEW JUDGE

John AndersonApril 12, 2022

After years working in the criminal justice system, Neal Gugler will bring a lifetime of experience to his new job as Dickinson County’s magistrate judge. Gugler, a rural Chapman resident, was appointed Dickinson County Magistrate Judge March 4 by the 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission following a public interview process. Eight candidates had applied for the position. “I was s...

SHOOTING

John AndersonApril 11, 2022

On April 10, 2022 at approximately 9:00 PM, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 100 Dakota Drive (Dollar General) in Solomon, Kansas for a report of a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.  The investigation revealed that Samantha E. Baum (27) of Topeka, Kansas sustained a single gunshot wound while driving westbound on Interstate 70 near Solomon.  Baum was transported by Di...

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