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Rodeo Improvements

John AndersonJuly 31, 2023

NEW DIGS Abilene rodeo gets facelift to benefit cowboys, cowgirls, and animals Abilene, Kan. (July 31, 2023) – The Abilene rodeo is the same excellent show, but fans, and especially contestants, will see improvements in the arena. Abilene resident John McDonald has been working on revamping and updating the timed event end of the arena, the north end where the steer wrestlers, tie-down rope...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonJuly 20, 2023

Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Dickinson County Elizabeth Weese visits with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about their annual Meeting and the Grant Cycle....

 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

John AndersonJuly 17, 2023

  MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES Abilene family has provided hay for rodeo animals for the past 50 years Abilene, Kan. (July 17, 2023) –   For the past 50 years, the Sleichter family has provided the hay for the bucking horses and bulls at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene, Kansas. It started in the 1970s with Jack Sleichter, who was heavily involved in the Central Kansas Free ...

Enhanced Risk Severe Weather

John AndersonJuly 14, 2023


Back to Work Program

John AndersonJuly 13, 2023

Abilene Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Stuck , Stormont Vail Topeka Business Manager Carrie Mitzel, Department of Commerce Retainworks Coordinator Leanne Garner, The University of Kansas Health System Care Collaborative Return to work nurse navigator Angela Fehr and Abilene City Manager Ron Marsh visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about the program helping to assist workers that have bee...


John AndersonJuly 10, 2023

MHS EMPLOYEES DONATE TO FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUND. Employees of Memorial Health System (MHS) wore blue jeans for another “Jeans Day” fundraiser on Fridays throughout the month of June. Employees make a donation, of at least $5, and are allowed to wear blue jeans at work. A total donation of $1,016 was presented to the Memorial Health Foundation for the GoAbilene General Publ...

Burglary Arrest

John AndersonJuly 7, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE On July 6, 2023, a burglary and theft of power tools was reported at Solomon High School, 409 N Pine Street in Solomon. A Dickinson County Sheriff's Deputy responded and was advised by employees who arrived at work that approximately $1,393 worth of tools was missing. The investigation led to a search warrant being obtained for a residence in Salina, Kansas. During the search of ...

Helicopter Crashed i

John AndersonJuly 6, 2023

A pilot was able to walk away after his helicopter crashed in rural Dickinson County. An agriculture spraying helicopter crashed on Wednesday. The chopper went down in a field north of Chapman. The pilot was not seriously hurt in the crash. Photo vai Paul Froelich...

Best Roadside Attraction’

John AndersonJuly 5, 2023

Abilene Home to ‘Best Roadside Attraction’ Story by-Julie Roller Weeks-Director | Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Abilene, Kan. – As if being the World’s Largest wasn’t enough, Abilene’s World’s Largest Belt Buckle was recently named ‘Best Roadside Attraction' in the 2023 TravelAwaits’ Best of Travel Awards. “We’re beyond excited for the World’s Largest Belt B...

Inside Dickinson County

John AndersonJuly 5, 2023

Dickinson County Road & Bridge Supervisor Martin Tannahill visited with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about road and bridge projects and the cost associated with the projects....




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