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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...

Herington Police Chief ordered to appear in Court

Jason VinduskaSeptember 9, 2021

The Herington Police Chief and Assistant Chief have been ordered to appear in court after they allegedly entered a home without a search warrant, thereby trespassing. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says on Wednesday, Sept. 8, the Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief of the Herington Police Department were served summonses after an investigation started in June. According to KBI, on Wednesda...

Eisenhower Museum opens

John AndersonMay 17, 2021

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, according to information released by the facility early Monday morning. When the facility reopens May 20, visitors will be able to view the museum exhibits by purchasing timed entry tickets online in advance. They will be open from Thursday from 10-2. Their hours of operation will be 10-2 Wednesday, Thursday, Fri...

5.2 pounds of Fentanyl

John AndersonMay 10, 2021

Dickinson County law enforcement locates 5.2 pounds of Fentanyl following a traffic stop Wednesday of last week on Interstate 70. According to Dickinson County Sheriff Jerry Davis the Drug Enforcement Unit stopped a passenger car around 11:30 in the morning at mile marker 274 about a mile west of Abilene for numerous traffic violations. During the stop, the Deputy became suspicious and deployed...

Munson’s Prime Brookville Hotel

John AndersonMay 4, 2021

Munson’s Prime, LLC steakhouse and The Brookville Hotel II, Inc. family style chicken house to Reopen as Legacy Kansas, LLC Combining two destination and legacy restaurants into one location is the goal of Chuck and Deanna Munson, Munson Angus Farms and Munson’s Prime steakhouse. The Munson family is purchasing the Brookville Hotel in Abilene, Kansas, and will reopen the restaurant as L...

Eisenhower Marathon a Huge Hit!

Jason VinduskaMay 3, 2021

Eisenhower Marathon 2021 a HUGE hit!   The 2021 Eisenhower Marathon came and went on Saturday May 1st BUT not without a surprise Men's Winner and a Dominating performance on the Women's Side. Layton Werth of Quinter won the male side of things in a time of 2:34:48 and had challenged to break the course record in his very 1st Marathon, Werth who had run Cross Country and Track a...


John AndersonApril 28, 2021

A KABI TRADITION CONTINUES AS THE GENERAL AIRS LIVE THE 2021 EISENHOWER MARATHON. After a year’s absence from the Abilene sports scene due to the world pandemic, the 2021 Eisenhower Marathon is back and will run in Abilene on Saturday, May 1st..  The Marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifier is this Saturday May 1st. The new Director of the Marathon Steve Cathey Jr. will visit with KABI Wake Up...

Mr. K’s Farmhouse Sold

John AndersonApril 22, 2021

JRI Hospitality, which operates four restaurant brands throughout the country, has purchased the historic Mr. K’s Farmhouse in Abilene and will take over operations in early June. The purchase is a departure from the company’s four current brands, but with JRI being based in Salina, its leadership welcomed the opportunity to take over operations of the local landmark. Founded in 2011, J...


John AndersonApril 22, 2021

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect after a standoff on I-70. Just after 4 a.m. Thursday, the Geary County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle pursuit, according to Undersheriff Brian Hornaday. Geary County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a 2010 Nissan Titan occupied by a white male westbound on Interstate 70 into Dic...

Abilene man to be arraigned

John AndersonApril 14, 2021

An Abilene man is set to be arraigned later this month in Riley County District Court in connection with a 2019 fatal attempted robbery in Manhattan, Arraignment for Jaylon Hitsman is scheduled at 4 p.m. April 29. Hitsman is one of four men charged in the Nov. 1, 2019, shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnick during an attempted robbery outside a Manhattan apartment complex. Hitsman is charg...




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