Communicating with KHP, other agencies is problem By Kathy HagemanDickinson County Public Information coordinator Over the years, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department has had numerous… Continue reading
Questions posed about pipeline money, salaries By Kathy HagemanDickinson County Public Information Coordinator The Dickinson County Commission recently approved the 2023 budget which authorizes spending… Continue reading
Students from the Dickinson County Economic Development Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program heard from Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman during a tour of the courthouse Tuesday… Continue reading
Wage hike needed to retain, attract staff By Kathy Hageman/Dickinson County Public Information coordinator If there’s one situation that keeps Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman… Continue reading
Lunch visitors and Atalie Tompkins, SNAP-Ed nutrition educator, with the Chisholm Trail District, K-State Research and Extension gather to discuss nutrition and wellness information geared… Continue reading
By Kathy Hageman/Dickinson County Public Information coordinator The long-awaited elevator renovation is beginning at the Dickinson County Courthouse this week, and is expected to take… Continue reading
Assessed valuation increase, pipeline money helps offset increase By Kathy Hageman/Dickinson County Public Information coordinator Thanks to an increase in assessed valuation and revenue along… Continue reading
“Cowboys wear long-sleeved shirts year around, but not many wear leather vests and generally never have.” While the statement may seem insignificant to many people, including today’s working cowboys, it answers frequent questions.
When Mike Harris, owner of Acorns Resort, which includes The Cove Bar and Grill at Milford Lake, acquired a 1,000-acre tract of land in Dickinson County, he put the gears in motion for a farm-to-table operation.
Following in the footsteps of four generations that preceded him, Gavin Carson, 15, started his own dairy business.
“He is fifth generation, his grandpa (John Carson) milks 1.8 miles down the road,” said Gavin’s mother, Crystal Carson, a Chapman native.
A new restaurant opened at the Herington Airport, which brings together flavors of Philadelphia and Mexico in a cafeteria-style setting.
Sean and Josephina Davis have finished cleaning and renovating a building at 2570 Q Ave. They passed inspection Aug. 2 and Pinky’s Cafeteria opened for business.
Dickinson County’s Emergency Communications Center, also known as 911 Dispatch, is pairing up with the National Child Safety Council to help coordinate the county’s annual Child Safety, Bullying and Drug Education program.
While Kansas producers were busy with summer fieldwork and the start of harvest, the World Trade Organization conducted ministerial meetings in Geneva. Dalton Henry, vice president of policy with U.S. Wheat Associates, explained how the actions — both those taken and not taken at the meeting — will impact U.S. wheat farmers in the below article from June 7.
Life and health exemptions to abortion bans are complex. With the legality of abortion effectively on the Aug. 2 ballot, Kansans should understand how looming government regulations might affect women’s health.
If the abortion amendment passes, the Kansas legislature will likely ban all or most abortions soon. Conservatives have generally avoided talking about abortion bans during this campaign, instead opting for emotional arguments that often mislead voters about threats to current abortion regulations and what types of abortions are actually occurring here.
What does it take to be involved in 4H? This is a question that no one can give you an exact answer to. Like anything in life, you get what you put into it! Members of the Solomon Wrangler 4H club are involved in a wide variety of projects. Some of those include beef, bucket calf, goat, horses, dog, rabbit, arts, photography, clothing buymanship, clothing construction, and horticulture.
The Carlton Presbyterian Church will hold closing services on Sunday, August 31. Church members will gather for their final Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. at 255 Peck Street in Carlton. The Rev. Don Schroeder will lead the service, which will include the observance of the Lord’s Supper. The community and especially those whose families have been associated with the congregation are invited to the closing service at 2 p.m. that afternoon. A commission appointed by the Presbytery of Northern Kansas will conduct the afternoon service. Following the service, those attending are invited to a time of fellowship, reminiscing, and browsing the historical displays.
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.
Advance voting for the 2022 Primary Election has been unusually busy, according to Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer Jeanne Livingston.
As of Monday morning, 301 people have voted in person since advance voting began July 13 at the county clerk/election office in the courthouse, Livingston said.
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.
Enthusiasts of the rural Americana art of Barn quilting, can come and enjoy the Central Kansas Free Fair entries outdoor at the Seelye Mansion garden, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.
The historic Georgia-style mansion, at 1105 N. Buckeye in Abilene, provides a beautiful backdrop to the 2 x 2 foot painted squares that represent the many different patterns of fabric quilting. The barn quilts are exhibited by the people who have painted them.
The Dickinson County Road and Bridge Department has a new piece of equipment that will drastically shorten the time needed to drive steel posts into bedrock, making the bridge building process safer for employees and eliminating the astronomical cost associated with certifying crane operators.
Rep. John Barker, (R-Abilene) representing the 70th House district, updated Dickinson County Commissioners during a work session Thursday, July 14 on issues addressed during this year’s legislative session and recent developments.
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.
Gail Parsons | DCNT photos
It was a busy weekend in Herington July 23 and 24. All around town people got rid of stuff while others snatched up bargains during the community-wide garage sales. An auction had the community center packed but the highlight for many was Herington’s first two-day mud run held at Tripp Field. Brought in by the Kansas Ram Club, the mud run attracted people from all over Kansas. With tires spinning and mud flying drivers pushed their trucks to see how far through the mud pit they could go. It wasn’t just the adults and their trucks running through the mud and getting dirty. A smaller pit was dug out behind the bleachers for people. Mostly children but a few adults jumped in, some simply laid there while others ran in and out, splashed and got covered head to toe with mud. There were also several vendors set up selling food and drinks to help fund a Herington Middle School students’ trip.
Dickinson County plans to use funds it received from the American Rescue Plan Act, working in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Dickinson County, USD 393 and USD 487 to build childcare facilities on school district property in Solomon and Herington.
As temperatures soar, children flock to area swimming pools. While they have fun, cooling off and splashing around, they don’t give much thought to safety — that responsibility falls on the shoulders of the lifeguards.
Recently our family went on a camping trip. Our kids loved how we canoed our supplies across a lake and set up our campsite. My wife and I were reminded how much work it is. Soon our children were experiencing more mosquitos, flies, caterpillars, and ticks than they had ever seen before.
Wendi Pratt, right, hands cat food to Holly Walker to stock the shelves at Sharing Shelves Free Store, 307 Cedar, Abilene, on opening day June 21. The price of everything in the store is the same — free.
Youth in grades four through 12 from around Dickinson County spent three weeks exploring a variety of art mediums. By the end of the Art Council of Dickinson County’s Chafee Bradshaw summer program, there was a general consensus among the youth that the papier mâché project was the most fun.
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.
A full weekend of activities are on tap to celebrate Independence Day with firework shows on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Read on for schedules and information about shooting fireworks in the cities and county.
WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021, legislation introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) – ranking member and chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – to increase transparency surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program.