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John AndersonMarch 7, 2022

On March 4, 2022 at approximately 10:00 am, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office and Abilene Police Department conducted a joint operation involving thesimultaneous execution of search warrants regarding the sale of methamphetamine at 400 SE 2 nd Street and 321 NE 12 th Street in Abilene.  During the execution of the search warrants, evidence of the possession and distribution of methamphetam...


John AndersonMarch 3, 2022

Abilene City Manager Ron Marsh visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about projects going on and under consideration in Abilene and the economic well being of Abilene...

Project Grant

John AndersonMarch 2, 2022

Dickinson County Commissioners signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Abilene during their Thursday, Feb. 24 meeting regarding the development of the Northwest 14 th Street corridor. County and city officials have applied for a BASE grant to fund infrastructure improvements in the area, some of which are in city jurisdiction while others are in the county. Kansas Gov. Laura Ke...

Haaga is recognized

John AndersonMarch 2, 2022

Dickinson County 911 Emergency Communications Supervisor Darla Odle, left, presents a certificate to Shannon Haaga, recognizing Haaga as the February Telecommunicator of the Month.   Haaga named February Telecommunicator of the month Dickinson County Public Information coordinator   911 Emergency Communications Dispatcher Shannon Haaga is Dickinson County’s February Telecommuni...

Chapman man captured

John AndersonFebruary 18, 2022

A Chapman man wanted on numerous outstanding warrants was caught late Thursday night following a chase. According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was conducting surveillance on 47-year-old Scott Leister’s residence Thursday evening.  Shortly before 6:00 p.m. the deputy observed Leister leave the property and travel north on Oat Road in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truc...

Brookville Hotel IS PURCHASED

John AndersonFebruary 14, 2022

Charles "Chuck" and Deanna Munson bid $926,000 during a bankruptcy sale in Abilene on Monday to acquire the former Brookville Hotel restaurant property. Pinnacle Bank had put the property up  for sale with the Munson's submitting the lone bid. They plan to open a new restaurant called Legacy Kansas, with a subtitle acknowledging both the Brookville Hotel and Munson's Prime. Charles and Deanna own...


John AndersonFebruary 11, 2022

10 years in the making: County receives tax allocation from pipeline Dickinson County received its first tax allocation in January from the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline -- 10 years after the company started pumping the oil sand material south through the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas to Cushing, Okla. During all that time, Dickinson County and the other five Kansas counties the pipeline runs th...


John AndersonFebruary 6, 2022

A traffic stop in Dickinson County near Abilene has led to a federal lawsuit over $1.2M in seized marijuana profits. The dashboard camera video shows eastbound Interstate 70 traffic whizzing past Dickinson County sheriff’s deputy Kalen Robison’s patrol car, which is parked crosswise in the median about three miles west of Abilene. Robison suddenly pulls out into the left lane, accelerate...


John AndersonFebruary 5, 2022

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred after a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Manhattan all according to a media release from the KBI. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, three officers from RCPD were working in the police substation in Aggieville when they heard gunshots. The officers immediately responded in th...


John AndersonFebruary 1, 2022

Dickinson County 911 moved into its renovated emergency communications center in the basement of the courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 25. The process took a little over 10 hours to complete, beginning just after 8 a.m. and finishing around 6:30 p.m., according to 911 Emergency Communications Director Emily Nichols. “Dickinson County Highway Department staff were a huge help moving all of our hea...




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