The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo has been a part of Sharolyn Adams’ life for 61 of her 64 years.
Since she was a baby, she’s only missed the rodeo three times: once as a newborn, the year her father died, in 2001, and last year, when she had a broken leg.
The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad is fighting inflation by offering special free train rides Tuesday, Aug. 2. The excursion railroad, now in its 28th season of operation, will offer free rides on a “first-come, first served” basis to passengers who come to the Rock Island Depot at 200 SE Fifth St. in Abilene between 4 and 7 p.m. that day.
After several years of planning, the Iron Horse Trail is breaking ground and moving forward. Community members, volunteers and donors will gather at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 south of the Dickinson County Heritage Center at SE Fifth and S Campbell Streets to celebrate the start of the project.
Wally Peterson didn’t want to stop work that day, even though he’d had some headaches and memory loss. He was headed out to mow for his and his sons’ mowing service, when his wife Cindy told him something was wrong: as he talked, one side of his face wasn’t moving.
Police officers were dispatched to a reported shooting at the intersection of South B and Day streets in Herington, on Wednesday, July 6. The suspect has been identified as Travis Richardson of Abilene, he is a 26-year-old male that is approximately 5’9” tall, weighs approximately 140-150 pounds, and has short dark hair with short facial hair.
People who ride the Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad’s steam-powered excursion trains over the Independence Day weekend will enjoy one of the best steam train trips in the country, according to the Saturday Evening Post.