3 hrs ago
Fundraiser targets hungry students
When some children come home from school, they are fortunate enough to be greeted by a smiling parent or older sibling and an after school snack.
7 hrs ago
With time to dally, Vinson takes joy in art
A local watercolor artist planned to stay in Kansas all her life, but when her husband got drafted in to the Army, they made the move to Alaska for a 21 2-year stint in the 'Last Frontier.'
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Riding with Santa
When area children boarded a train Saturday, they didn't just get a ride through the countryside - they got to talk to Santa.
2 ordered to stand trial in Salina woman's death
Two men will stand trial for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of a 27-year-old Salina woman.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Marks begins job as county ag agent
After a three-year absence, Dickinson County residents will be able to call on a dedicated Extension agent for help with everything from small vegetable gardens to quarter-section plots of corn.
Toys for Tots readys for bike giveaway
Through a joint effort between the Abilene Police Department, American Legion Auxiliary Post #39 and the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, many children in the community will receive bikes this Christmas.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Garfield's future in question with bond issue set
That is the question originally asked by consultant G. Kent Stewart back in June 2012 and was asked again at the USD 435 Board of Education meeting Monday night.
Kennedy opens as 'Northside'
When students walked to class for the first time at Kennedy Elementary School on Aug. 31, 1964, the school didn't have an official name.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Board considers approval for 'Eisenhower Elementary'
A proposed new elementary school may have a name, however there is still nothing official about a proposal to construct the new school.
DeWeese interview played for judge at preliminary hearing
The third day of a preliminary hearing for Dane C. DeWeese, 33, of Abilene, and Joel M. Heil, 25, of Salina, was held on Friday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Parts of Kansas get heavy snow
Iced roads kept emergency crews busy across the state Sunday working snow-related accidents, including a one-vehicle wreck east of Salina on Interstate Highway 70 that sent an Abilene woman to Salina Regional Health Center.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Street crews prepared for possible snowfall
Schrader, Abilene's public works director, said he will welcome any precipitation that falls as rain in March, but he's not nearly as cheery about the weekend forecast of 2 to 4 inches of snow.
Around Town 12/6/2013
The Community Chorus program of the city of Abilene's Recreation Division has planned a Christmas Concert for 6 p.m. Saturday at the G.V. Daniels Recreation Center, 541 N. Eighth St. The performance will feature several local chorus groups performing Christmas and holiday songs.
USD 435 Teacher Feature
Previous teaching experience: I have taught at the Youth Center in Beloit, coached and substitute taught in the Twin Valley school District as well as coached at Kansas Wesleyan.
Hays Daily News
Abilene couple establishes FHSU scholarship fund
Joe and June Nold, originally from Abilene and Lenora, respectively, have established the Joe and June Nold Scholarship Fund at Fort Hays State University to provide assistance to Dickinson County students who attend FHSU.
Kiwanis' K Kids teaches students about service
When a local woman started a service organization chapter for grade schoolers in Abilene, she thought the only the older children would take on leadership positions.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Christmas magic: Saturday celebration to kick off holiday season
Activities for the seventh annual Night of Christmas Magic will begin with Candy Cane Lane at 2 p.m. Children can pick up their Christmas bag at Paws N Claws and fill it with candy at participating downtown businesses.
Flexibility sought in removing abatement criteria
The Abilene City Commission will consider removing specific capital investment and job criteria from a tax abatement program to give the city more flexibility and match the requirements of surrounding communities.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Dr. Biggs plans retirement after 37 years in Abilene
The practice of health care to families has had many changes over the years - some good and some not so good, a local nurse said.
Booklet offers recipes from Dickinson County
Dickinson County cooks offer recipes, as well as ideas for entrees, side dishes and desserts, in the 12th edition of "Home-Cooking-Dickinson County Style, Capturing the Present and Remembering the Past."