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USD 473 Superintendent resignation

John AndersonOctober 6, 2021

During Tuesday Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., Chapman School Board voted unanimously to accept ex-superintendent Jerry Hodson’s letter of resignation that he submitted on Oct. 2.  In September, Hodson was placed on administrative leave and Principal of Chapman High School Kevin Suther was named interim superintendent....

Evenings at Ease

John AndersonOctober 6, 2021

Water, Energy, and Rural Kansas "The present and the future are bringing new kinds of challenge to federal and local governments: water supply, highways, health, housing, power development, and peaceful uses of atomic energy." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 23, 1956 Abilene, Kan. - The next program in the Evenings at Ease series is Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. central time. This online ...

Mask Mandate for students,staff and visitors extended at Geary Co. Schools

Jason VinduskaOctober 5, 2021

Geary County Schools USD 475’s Board of Education on Monday voted to continue the requirement for all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, inside all district facilities and district vehicles, including school buses. As cases of COVID-19 continue across Geary County, the District said the Board of Education and district administration felt this ...

COVID COUNT

John AndersonOctober 4, 2021

76 cases since the last update last Monday....

Gravel Fest 2021

John AndersonOctober 4, 2021

Saturday, October 9, In its second year, this premier gravel ride attracts riders from across the country! The Wild West Gravel Fest is a gravel bike race in Dickinson County, KS. With races ranging from 200k to 5k, Wild West Gravel Fest appeals to racers who are new to gravel and those who dare to push themselves to the extreme. And make sure to stick around for the after-party at Old Abilene ...

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 ...

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