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Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonNovember 16, 2022

Newly appointed Dickinson County Administrator Janelle Dockendorf and County Clerk Jeanne Livingston visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about results from recent election and holiday schedule at the Courthouse....

Heart of America Band

John AndersonNovember 10, 2022

After a multi-year absence, the Heart of America Band is back! Sponsored by the Arts Council of Dickinson County, the 32nd Heart of America Band concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the auditorium of Abilene High School, 1400 N. Cedar Street. The concert is open to the public at no charge.  The Heart of America Band is comprised of 70 musicians whose experience spans decades, including prof...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonNovember 9, 2022

Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman and Janelle Dockendorf set to move into County Administrator position visited with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson. The two talked about the election and other current considerations within the County....

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonNovember 8, 2022

Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Dawn Hammatt visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about activities that are scheduled and what are some of the plans for the upcoming year....

Christmas Season Excursion Trains

John AndersonNovember 7, 2022

The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad has announced a schedule of special Christmas holiday season excursion trains beginning November 26 and running through Christmas Eve. A&SV president and general manager Ross Boelling made the announcement yesterday as the railroad prepares to be a part of Abilene’s “Cowtown Christmas” celebration.             “As the song says, ‘w...

New County Finance Director

John AndersonNovember 4, 2022

Marcus Rothchild has been hired as the new Finance Director for Dickinson County.  Rothchild is currently the Finance Director for the City of Abilene. He will move into his new position at the County on December 28th. ...

Iron Horse Trail Receives Grant

John AndersonNovember 3, 2022

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad recently received a nearly $50,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Recreational Trails Program for Phase 3 of the Iron Horse Trail. Phase 3 is a half-mile long section, beginning at Bridge Street in Enterprise and traveling west across the Smoky Hill River Bridge. “This recent grant is another step towards connectivity between Abi...

Operation Green Light

John AndersonNovember 3, 2022

The Dickinson County Courthouse will be participating in Operation Green Light. Green lights will light up areas of the Dickinson County Courthouse to show support for veterans and their families. The display will last throughout next week and is part of a national event. In August of this year the National Association of Counties were approached by local agencies with the idea. ...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonOctober 31, 2022

USD 435 Assistant Superintendent Dana Sprinkle, ABC Preschool Lead Teacher Maddi Fehling and ABC AMS Lead Teacher Jenny Wilkins visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the ABC Before and After School program....

Theft and Drugs

John AndersonOctober 26, 2022

On October 25, 2022, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a suspicious post involving a John Deere 4044R on Craigslist. Further investigation revealed the tractor, valued at approximately $36,645, had been stolen from Prairieland Partners in Abilene. The investigation continued and an arrangement was made to purchase the tractor by undercover officers. Undercover officers...




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