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NEW TIES BEING REPLACED

John AndersonApril 9, 2022

The first of a two-phase track construction project is slated to begin this week on the Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, as work crews will begin the process of laying new ties between Abilene and Enterprise. Workers from Mussleman and Hall, a railroad construction contractor from Wichita, will begin the task of tearing out old ties and replacing them with new ones, a job that is expected to tak...

Ike’s boyhood home closed

John AndersonApril 7, 2022

As foundation repairs are made on the house built in 1887, Ike’s boyhood home has been closed to the public. The Eisenhower Presidential Library says a project is underway as of Thursday, April 7, to complete structural preservation on the boyhood home of President Dwight. D. Eisenhower in Abilene. The Library and museum was built in 1887 and like other aging homes, needs attention. The home is ...

People to People Bankruptcy

John AndersonApril 6, 2022

People to People International filed for bankruptcy in the Western District of Missouri two weeks ago. The nonprofit has not made an official announcement yet as of April 5. The organization, founded by former president Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, is unable to continue because of financial issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The bankruptcy follows concern fro...

JEANS DAY AT MHS

John AndersonMarch 30, 2022

MHS EMPLOYEES DONATE TO MEMORIAL HEALTH FOUNDATION FOR WALKING TRAIL   Employees of Memorial Health System (MHS) wore blue jeans at work for another “Jeans Day” fundraiser on Fridays throughout the month of March. Employees make a donation, of at least $5, and are allowed to wear blue jeans at work. A total donation of $995 was presented to Memorial Health Foundation for the Memorial He...

NEW FILINGS

John AndersonMarch 30, 2022

More candidates file for office in Dickinson County   Several Dickinson County candidates have filed in recent days for open precinct committee positions and township offices, according to Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer Jeanne Livingston. In Abilene Ward 4-1, Republican Ryan Weeks has filed for precinct committeeman and Republican Julie Roller Weeks has filed for precinct commit...

Abilene man in custody

John AndersonMarch 25, 2022

An Abilene man is in custody after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars’ worth of sports equipment from a Kansas Special Olympics team. Police say 40-year-old William Farley was busted this week on charges related to the missing items and also on existing warrants. He is accused of stealing the items from Wichita Independents Special Olympics almost two weeks ago. Farley and an as-yet-unident...

MATCH DAY DICKINSON COUNTY

John AndersonMarch 22, 2022

The Community Foundation of Dickinson County had a successful Match Day March 18, a day for people in the county to donate to non-profit organizations. Between 451 donors, the event raised $175,359.06. The foundation dedicated $100,000 to match donations....

Abilene woman arrested

John AndersonMarch 18, 2022

A 50-year-old Abilene woman was arrested after a vehicle and other items taken from a north Salina residence were found with her at a vacant house in another part of town. Salina Police officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of Forest Avenue on Wednesday for the report of a burglary the day before. The front door was damaged and multiple items were taken from the residence, including...

Purvis is now a Judge

John AndersonMarch 17, 2022

Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Andrea Purvis, Abilene, to the 6th Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Terri Johnson. The 6th Judicial District is made up of Bourbon County, Linn County, and Miami County. “Andrea will bring strong legal experience and knowledge to the 6th Judicial District,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Her commitment to public service and dedica...

Sheriff’s officers promoted

John AndersonMarch 16, 2022

Four Dickinson County Sheriff’s officers were promoted during a ceremony at the March 10 county commission meeting. (Only the sheriff’s officers are identified.) From left, Capt. Stephen Kency (jail supervisor), Lt. Connie Jaderborg, Sgt. Zachary Mitchell, Sgt. Vaun Stivers, Sgt. Roy Gibble, Sheriff Jerry Davis and Undersheriff Brian Hornaday. Sheriff’s Department officers are promoted Fo...

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