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NOVA LOVES TO WORK

John AndersonOctober 12, 2021

A 4-year-old German Shepherd rescued from the Junction City Animal Shelter has been awarded for her work as a police K9. According to the Geary Co. Sheriff’s office, Nova was awarded the ‘2021 Detector Dog Case of the Year’ for her keen sniffing skills during a traffic stop in October 2020. Officials say Nova was deployed and indicated to a drug odor coming from the vehicle, which led to dep...

DICKINSON COUNTY DASHBOARD

John AndersonOctober 12, 2021

80 new cases and one new death since the last report Monday of last week....

Tombstone Talks

John AndersonOctober 11, 2021

Tombstone Talks is going to be held at the Abilene Cemetery. This fun activity will take you from tombstone to tombstone, where someone will be portraying an individual from the past. Six people have been chosen for this year’s program. You will have to come to find out who they are. Groups will meet at Abilene Middle School. Group leave time will be 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm. Cost is...

24/7 Travel Store Helps Food Bank

John AndersonOctober 8, 2021

Every year, the 24/7 Travel Store raises money for the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Bank through the Food Bank Fill Up Drive and every year the amount of money raised has grown larger and larger. This year, the drive brought in a total of $9,393.95, which employees presented to food bank volunteers Thursday afternoon. General Manager of 24/7 Natalie Dick said the funds were raised largely by tak...

REGISTER TO VOTE

John AndersonOctober 7, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, is the last day citizens may register to vote prior to the General Election on November 2....

USD 473 Superintendent resignation

John AndersonOctober 6, 2021

During Tuesday Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., Chapman School Board voted unanimously to accept ex-superintendent Jerry Hodson’s letter of resignation that he submitted on Oct. 2.  In September, Hodson was placed on administrative leave and Principal of Chapman High School Kevin Suther was named interim superintendent....

Evenings at Ease

John AndersonOctober 6, 2021

Water, Energy, and Rural Kansas "The present and the future are bringing new kinds of challenge to federal and local governments: water supply, highways, health, housing, power development, and peaceful uses of atomic energy." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 23, 1956 Abilene, Kan. - The next program in the Evenings at Ease series is Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. central time. This online ...

Mask Mandate for students,staff and visitors extended at Geary Co. Schools

Jason VinduskaOctober 5, 2021

Geary County Schools USD 475’s Board of Education on Monday voted to continue the requirement for all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, inside all district facilities and district vehicles, including school buses. As cases of COVID-19 continue across Geary County, the District said the Board of Education and district administration felt this ...

COVID COUNT

John AndersonOctober 4, 2021

76 cases since the last update last Monday....

Gravel Fest 2021

John AndersonOctober 4, 2021

Saturday, October 9, In its second year, this premier gravel ride attracts riders from across the country! The Wild West Gravel Fest is a gravel bike race in Dickinson County, KS. With races ranging from 200k to 5k, Wild West Gravel Fest appeals to racers who are new to gravel and those who dare to push themselves to the extreme. And make sure to stick around for the after-party at Old Abilene ...

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