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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 ...

TRAIN DERAILMENT

John AndersonSeptember 28, 2021

A train derailed on the Union Pacific Railroad outside of Herington late Sunday morning. No one was hurt, but five grain cars carrying wheat left the track and spilled their cargo on the ground, according to Dickinson County Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith....

SCAM ALERT!

John AndersonSeptember 28, 2021

Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft, or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your ‘issue’ fixed, it’s better to be safe and not click any links or provide any personal information.” That information is at the top of...

ABILENE DOES IT AGAIN!

John AndersonSeptember 27, 2021

  Abilene is a finalist for USA Today’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Best Historic Small-Town contest for the third year in a row. “Thank you to the tourism attractions, businesses, residents, employees, volunteers, and leaders who help make Abilene the best historic small town,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau Director. “Receiving this recogn...

KSU Pollution Prevention Outreach Funded

John AndersonSeptember 26, 2021

The Pollution Prevention Institute at Kansas State University has received a $333,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, or KDHE, to provide free, confidential environmental compliance assistance to Kansas small businesses. Nancy Larson, director of the Pollution Prevention Institute, said the funding will allow the program to provide a variety of services, including on-si...

DINNER TRAINS

John AndersonSeptember 24, 2021

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is adding two additional fall dinner trains. Saturday, October 16 - 6 pm departure featuring Lucinda's Katering serving a roast beef dinner. Saturday, October 23 - 6 pm departure featuring Amanda's Bakery & Bistro serving pork loin in raspberry chipotle sauce. Must have advance reservations. Tickets are $55 per person and include tax and gratuity....

Trollslända Pop Up Store

John AndersonSeptember 24, 2021

The Lindsborg-based toy store, Trollslända, will open a pop-up store in downtown Abilene on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am to 6 pm at 109 NW 3rd Street (former Steinhauser Hallmark store). Trollslända is a creative, Scandinavian-inspired toy boutique that provides unique, quality, toys for children, to inspire creative play. Trollslända (pronounced trolls LAND ah) means "dragonfly" in Swedis...

ABILENE STREET WORK

John AndersonSeptember 23, 2021

APAC Shears, Inc. will be doing pavement surface preservation work on several Abilene streets. Currently the work is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29th and possibly Thursday, September 30th.   The sections of streets being surfaced are:             N. Walnut Street, from NW 3rd to NW 7th            NW 5th Street, from N. Mulberry to N. Elm  ...

Fall Grant Cycle

John AndersonSeptember 23, 2021

Fall Grant Cycle is now open. Apply online at https://www.communityfoundation.us/grants.cfm...

Unemployment Rate

John AndersonSeptember 22, 2021

According to the Kansas Department of Labor, Dickinson County's August 2021 Unemployment Rate was 3.9%, down from 4.4% in July 2021. To view available jobs, visit www.KansasWorks.com....

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