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Welcome to DCNT Online — your one-stop shop for all news pertaining to Dickinson County, Kansas.
DCNT Online is a companion to the Dickinson County News-Times newspaper, which has been covering news and happenings, in one form or another for 132 years. In August 2020, a time when hundreds of small-town newspapers had shut down, the publications in Herington and Chapman merged.
We maintained the Dickinson County News-Times name, which is what the Chapman paper had been known by. Then, we set out to live up to our name and cover the entire county. The community response has been overwhelming and DCNT Online is the next step in pursuing that goal.
There is no shortage of news and features happening in Abilene, Chapman, Enterprise, Herington, Hope, Solomon, Talmage, and all the communities in-between.
At DCNT we believe in the next generation of community journalism. Please send us your meeting information, your community happenings, news briefs and story ideas.
- James Davidsonby submission to DCNTJames Davidson of Hope, KS passed away on October 4, 2023 at the age of 70 after being diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. Jamie was born on September 20, 1953 to Lowell and Laverne Davidson. He grew up on a small farm a few miles northwest of Hope along with five of his brothers and… Continue reading
- Sharon Kay (Biehler) Morriseyby submission to DCNTAge 82 Of Emporia, KS Sharon’s life began on August 3, 1941, in McWhinnieville, KS. She is the daughter of Andrew John and Thelma Marie (Clore) Biehler. Sharon was a graduate of Herington High School in 1959 and also a graduate of Webster College in St. Louis and attended Kansas State University. Sharon was united… Continue reading
- Wearin’ Our Cowboy Bootsby Anne Wilson
- On This Day 10/18/25by Mark Will ~ This Day in the Herington Timesby Mark WillDCNT Columnist 125 years ago – 1898 A GREAT FAKE – The most stupendous fraud that ever visited Herington in the shape of a show was that given by Prof. Fontaine last Friday night. It was just no show at all, and the proprietor ought to have been rotten-egged out of town. The… Continue reading
- Living with Gustoby Connie Wooldridge ~ Pastor’s Cornerby Rev. Connie D. WooldridgeChapman United Methodist Church We, who are United Methodist pastors, move from place to place. We build relationships and make friends in all the communities we serve. One of the great benefits of social media is the ease of maintaining connections with the communities we have previously called home. Youth and… Continue reading
- How Is Your Brand Awareness?by Dickinson County News-TimesOne of the most trying things about building your brand awareness is ensuring that your community and prospects know your name without being bombarded by your brand. It’s a fine line that must be delicately balanced. When done correctly, people will recognize your name but can’t remember exactly where they heard of you. On the… Continue reading
- Ten things you may not know about farmers and ranchersby Rick McNaryby Rick McNary I began writing about farmers and ranchers in 2015 as an outsider looking in because I wanted to understand how agriculture works. Here is what I learned about them. Family Matters It is important to farm and ranch families that they work together as a family. It’s common to find grandparents, parents,… Continue reading
- Politics is a Profession Worth Paying Forby Insight Kansasby Insight Kansas Last week, a bipartisan commission of former state lawmakers finished working on and recommended a solution to a long-standing problem: Kansas’s terrible legislative pay scale. Currently, our state legislature, which is officially supposed to meet for only about 90 days—but which often involves much more work than that, frequently spread throughout the… Continue reading
- Can There Be Trust In a Capitalist System?by Van YandellBible Connection by Van Yandell Psalm 91: 1-2 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.” We realized several generations ago, if it were… Continue reading
- Chewy cookies can be a real ‘raspberry’ in blueby Lindsey Young“They have some gross cookies over here,” a gentleman said into his cell phone at a Hesston event we held this weekend, making sure to say it just loud enough for me to hear. Luckily, he was joking. Or at least I think he was. The cookies, made with lots of fresh raspberries, ended up… Continue reading
- Differences matterby Prairie Doc® PerspectivesBy Debra Johnston, MD Aristotle is said to have referred to the female as a mutilated male, and this philosophy seems to have carried forward into much more modern times. In 1977, official FDA guidelines recommended that women of “childbearing potential” be excluded from early-stage clinical trials. Men, particularly white men, were considered the ideal… Continue reading
- Near Record Water Shortageby Frank Buchman ~ A Cowboy’s Faith“Water supplies are the shortest in memories of more than seven decades.” Land has been extremely parched several times in that period, but not severe as now. Wells, springs, ponds, creeks, and many other water sources are waterless. Those who remember the “Dirty 30s” and the intense drought conditions claim it is approaching that dangerous… Continue reading
- USD 435 Approved RNR Hearing Minutes 2023-9-11by submission to DCNT
- USD 435 Approved BOE Minutes 2023-9-11by submission to DCNT
- US 435 Approved Budget Hearing Minutes 2023-9-11by submission to DCNT
- Senator Marshall Helps Evacuate Kansans from Israelby submission to DCNTWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall’s office is working around the clock to provide evacuation assistance to Kansans in Israel. Over the weekend, Senator Marshall’s office assisted a Kansans’ family member in reaching safety after being stuck in Israel as the war broke out. All commercial flights were grounded, and the family was moved… Continue reading
- Olathe man sentenced for violation of securities injunctionby submission to DCNTTopeka, Kan. – Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announced an Olathe man has been sentenced to jail and community service for violating a court order related to previous violations of state securities law. Michael Davin, age 67, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 60 hours of community service for violating a court order… Continue reading
- Marshall, Moran, Estes & Mann Respond to Agreement to Resolve Water Needs in Rattlesnake Creek Watershedby submission to DCNTWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), along with U.S. Representatives Ron Estes (KS-04) and Tracey Mann (KS-01), responded to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) new agreement to resolve the water needs in Rattlesnake Creek Watershed. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to conditionally pause its request to… Continue reading
- CCCC Theatre Department hosting Theatre Visit Dayby submission to DCNTHigh School theatre enthusiasts are invited to the first-ever Theatre Visit Day on Friday, October 27, at Cloud County Community College. The day will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with check-in in the Welcome Center and an introduction to Cloud’s new Theatre instructor, Julia Burr-Roveti. “We are so excited to meet students who have theatre… Continue reading
- Salina Symphony to Present “Passage” Nov. 5 at the Stiefel Theatreby submission to DCNTEmbark on an emotionally rich musical journey with the Salina Symphony on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Stiefel Theatre. The Symphony will open the Passage-themed concert with Barber’s thoughtful Adagio for Strings. Flutist Daniel Velasco will join the orchestra to perform Michael Daugherty’s virtuosic and heart-wrenching Trail of Tears, a strikingly beautiful work… Continue reading
- Medicare Open Enrollment Began Sundayby submission to DCNTWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. is launching a website with helpful resources as Medicare open enrollment begins on Sunday, October 15, and it runs through Thursday, December 7, 2023. If you have concerns or questions about your coverage, Senator Marshall’s office is here to help you navigate the open enrollment process. Please… Continue reading
- Salina Rescue Mission October Needs Listby submission to DCNTSalina Rescue Mission Needs List October 2023 Items needed at the Salina Rescue Mission this month include: Kleenex Ground Beef Salad Dressings Sandwich Meats Men’s Tennis Shoes – all sizes, new and used Men’s Winter Coats – all sizes, new and used Donations may be delivered seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 8… Continue reading
- Guitar great Buddy Guy farewell tour comes to McCain Performance Seriesby submission to DCNTBlues rock artist Buddy Guy returns to Manhattan one last time with his “Damn Right Farewell” tour as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. The music icon last played at McCain Auditorium in September 2014. At age 86, Guy is a Rock &… Continue reading
- The Chapman High School Class of 1978by submission to DCNTThe Chapman High School Class of 1978 had their 45 reunion on October 13th and 14th. Friday night was a casual gathering at the Chapman American Legion. Sixteen classmates reminisced about the past 45 years. Rhonda Martinez Chartier was not in the picture but attended Friday night. On Saturday, a taco meal was prepared at… Continue reading
- Meet The New Staff Members in the Solomon School Districtby submission to DCNTAs the leaves begin to change colors and the school year settles into a comfortable rhythm, it’s the perfect time to introduce the vibrant additions to our school. Solomon Unified School District has had the pleasure of welcoming a group of dedicated and talented individuals who have joined our staff and family. Each one of… Continue reading
- Holland Sunflowers 4H Club Meeting Notesby submission to DCNTThe last monthly meeting for the 2022-2023 Holland Sunflowers 4H club year was held on September 18th at the Navarre Community Center. There were 21 members, two leaders, and many parents and guests present. Austin Smiley and Steven Bogart led the flag salute and club pledge. Autumn Felbush led the club in singing “Twinkle, Twinkle,… Continue reading
- Heartland Health Care Clinic Welcomes New Doctor, Allison Thompsonby Dickinson County News-TimesMemorial Health System (MHS) is pleased to announce Allison Thompson, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Heartland Health Care Clinic at Memorial Hospital, and she started seeing patients on October 9, 2023. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Salina and acquired many accolades. In 2016, she was named… Continue reading
- Faith & Blue 2023by Dickinson County News-TimesOn October 7, First Baptist Church in Herington hosted the 2nd annual Faith & Blue. Faith & Blue is a national organization that was launched to facilitate safer, stronger, more just and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses and community groups through the connection of local faith-based organizations.… Continue reading
- Results of Chapman at NCKL in Marysville on Thursday, October 12, 2023by submission to DCNTResults of Chapman at NCKL in Marysville on Thursday, October 12, 20237th girls (2 miles) 1st Kaylee Brabender 13:09 (medal and season PR) 5th Victoria Jackson 15:09 (medal and season PR) 18th Olivia Vosburg 18:50 (season PR) 23rd Lowry Fisher 21:51 (season PR)7th boys (2 miles) 3rd Truxton Ellis 12:28 (medal) 28th Wesley Whitehair 14:58 (season PR) 32nd Keaton Gentet 15:28 (season… Continue reading
- 7th Annual Woodbine Fall Festivalby submission to DCNTWoodbine will celebrate their 7th annual Fall Festival on October 21st in the Woodbine City Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Woodbine, the Apple of our Eye!” We are planning for a hectic day for young and old!! The Jolly Jayhawkers will serve breakfast at 8:00 a.m. under the shelter… Continue reading