The disaster may have been fictional, but the tension in the air was real as emergency management professionals joined Abilene city and Dickinson County leaders for a disaster exercise Monday through Wednesday, June 6 to 8.
A large number of candidates filed for Dickinson County elected offices before the noon deadline on Wednesday, June 1.
Several positions will be decided during the Tuesday, Aug. 2 primary election, including Dickinson County Commission District 1. Republican challengers Ralph DeZago of Herington and Annabelle Eaton of Enterprise both are seeking to oust incumbent Ron Roller, Woodbine.
From digitizing reports to attending emergency management exercises to chasing tornadoes, Josh Walker won’t soon forget his time working as an intern with Dickinson County Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith.
The Dickinson County Republican Party unanimously elected Sarah Ikena to fill the unexpired term of County Attorney Andrea Purvis. Purvis resigned her position after she was appointed to a judge position with the 6th Judicial District Court in March.