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1 KILLED 4 HURT

John AndersonOctober 1, 2021

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Kevin Dettmer from Randolph was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango SUV. As he was headed east on a rural road, he swerved to avoid a cardboard box. Dettmer then over-corrected, struck a bridge pillar. The SUV came to rest under the bridge. Dettmer was killed in the crash. Four other people suffered suspected serious injuries. They were identified as...

4-H Week

John AndersonSeptember 30, 2021

Dickinson County Commission declared October 3-9, 2021 as Dickinson County 4-H Week   Pictured left to right, front row: Janessa and Jace Latzke, Navarre Boosters 4-H Club members Pictured left to right, back row: Hayley Whitehair, Horticulture and Crop Production Agent; Jill Martinson, 4-H Youth Development Agent; Ron Roller, County Commissioner; Craig Chamberlin, County Commissioner and...

Abilene Police and Fire Pumps Gas

John AndersonSeptember 30, 2021

A team of Abilene Firefighters and Police Officers went out on Wednesday morning to serve their community by pumping gas and cleaning windshields.  To help Love’s fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network, Abilene Law Enforcement helps customers at the Love’s Truck Stop on Fair Rd and only asks for people to donate what they can to help the cause. The team raised a little more than $40...

NGA FALL MEET

John AndersonSeptember 30, 2021

National Greyhound Association Fall Meet            The National Greyhound Association's Fall Meet is right around the corner! Next week...

FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER TO HAPPEN IN ABILENE FOR ELEVENTH YEAR; IMPACT THE CURE ON SATURDAY, OCT...

Jason VinduskaSeptember 29, 2021

The eleventh annual Impact the Cure on Saturday, October 9, will give both runners and non-runners of all ages the opportunity to celebrate life and raise funds to help fight breast cancer in Dickinson County. After canceling last year’s event, Impact Sports and Fitness is excited to bring back Impact the Cure for 2021. Impact the Cure is an annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun ...

TRAIN DERAILMENT

John AndersonSeptember 28, 2021

A train derailed on the Union Pacific Railroad outside of Herington late Sunday morning. No one was hurt, but five grain cars carrying wheat left the track and spilled their cargo on the ground, according to Dickinson County Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith....

SCAM ALERT!

John AndersonSeptember 28, 2021

Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft, or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your ‘issue’ fixed, it’s better to be safe and not click any links or provide any personal information.” That information is at the top of...

ABILENE DOES IT AGAIN!

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...

DINNER TRAINS

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....

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