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John AndersonSeptember 27, 2021

  Abilene is a finalist for USA Today’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Best Historic Small-Town contest for the third year in a row. “Thank you to the tourism attractions, businesses, residents, employees, volunteers, and leaders who help make Abilene the best historic small town,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau Director. “Receiving this recogn...

KSU Pollution Prevention Outreach Funded

John AndersonSeptember 26, 2021

The Pollution Prevention Institute at Kansas State University has received a $333,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, or KDHE, to provide free, confidential environmental compliance assistance to Kansas small businesses. Nancy Larson, director of the Pollution Prevention Institute, said the funding will allow the program to provide a variety of services, including on-si...


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...


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...




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