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John AndersonDecember 29, 2021

This storm system may produce a band of heavier snow but it is too early to tell where this heavy snow band will develop across the area. North winds will increase to 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH possible Temperatures will fall into the single digits and teens across the area Saturday morning and not rise much during the afternoon. The strong winds will cause wind chills to drop to around 15 ...


John AndersonDecember 21, 2021

Memorial Health System and Salina Regional Health Center Affiliation Date Nearing (December 21, 2021) – Memorial Health System (MHS), in Abilene, and Salina Regional Health Center, in Salina, announced back in April that they agreed to enter into a strategic alliance in order to better serve the patients and families of their respective communities in north central Kansas. The date is now appro...


John AndersonDecember 20, 2021

JRI Hospitality has announced that it will temporarily close The Farmhouse in Abilene on Dec. 31 to conduct extensive renovations and upgrades on the iconic local restaurant.   JRI hopes to reopen The Farmhouse by the end of 2022 after completing its renovation and transform it into a farm-to-table concept. All employees of The Farmhouse will have an opportunity to work at other JRI restaurants ...

Paradise Kansas

John AndersonDecember 17, 2021

In Paradise, north of Russell, at least one home in the city was burned to the ground, yet a child's swing set nearby had been untouched except for being blown over by the wind....


John AndersonDecember 17, 2021

Wednesday’s powerful winds created dangerous conditions to push fire over dry fields and grasslands. Nearly 400,000 acres burned across four counties in north central Kansas including Ellis Russell, Osborne and Rooks counties....


John AndersonDecember 15, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning  starting Wednesday for most of Kansas and Nebraska and the northwest corner of Missouri. Strong sustained winds between 25 mph and 40 mph  are expected in the region, with gusts of more than 70 mph  at times.damaging winds are likely to bring down trees and power lines, making widespread power outages possible, the service warned. Dri...

4.0 Earthquake

John AndersonDecember 15, 2021

Did you feel it? Another earthquake shook Central Kansas early Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake was centered in Southern Saline County. According to the agency a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered about 2.5 miles south /southwest of Gypsum. The earthquake happened Wednesday morning at 3:58. There were no immediate reports of damage. Earthquakes of this magnitude, ra...


John AndersonDecember 13, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch starting Wednesday morning for most of Kansas and Nebraska and the northwest corner of Missouri. Most of central Iowa is under the same watch starting Wednesday afternoon into the night. The system’s swath starts in New Mexico and cuts across southeastern Colorado, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and ends in southeast corner of Minnes...

Threat at Middle School

John AndersonDecember 9, 2021

After a suspicious thread on the app Discord was found, the Riley County Police Department has opened an investigation into the threat of a possible shooting at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School. In an email sent to families of students at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Manhattan, Principal Tracy Newell said it has been brought to the attention of school administration that on Thursday mor...

Abilene man charged

John AndersonDecember 8, 2021

An Abilene man has been arrested in connection to multiple fraudulent checks passed in the city. The Abilene Police Department on Dec. 1 began investigating a number of fraudulent checks that were passed at several locations in Abilene. The total amount of loss was believed to be in excess of $30,000, according to a news release from the Abilene Police Department this morning. On Monday, office...




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