Giving back; Abilene rodeo fan benefits from cancer fund

Ron Shivers hasn’t missed many nights of the Abilene rodeo. Whether it was in the stands, watching his favorite event, the bull riding, or helping out as a member of the Central ... Continue Reading →

Rodeo to stampede into Abilene; businesses supportive of community event

A long-time tradition will stampede into Abilene in August. The annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo returns for the 72nd edition August 2-5, kicking off the Central Kansas Free Fair. The ... Continue Reading →

Presentation Explores Difficulties in Water Conservation

Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th, will host “Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?,” a presentation and discussion by Matthew Sanderson on Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am.  ... Continue Reading →

The Abilene Christian Women’s Club Coffee is Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Abilene Christian Women’s Club Coffee is Thursday, July 6th, 2017, from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Elks Club, 417 NW 4th St.  The theme for July is “Let Freedom Ring!” All ... Continue Reading →

Return of the Buffalo to be shown at Abilene Public Library

The Brown Bag Special documentary at Abilene Public Library on Tuesday, June 20th , will be Return of the Buffalo:  Restoring the Great American Prairie.  Among those featured in ... Continue Reading →

Abilene Rebels Season to Begin Today

The Abilene Rebels 16-18 year-olds Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team will open the 2017 season on the road versus Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 31. The Rebels have seven players ... Continue Reading →

Brown Bag Specials at Abilene Public Library

The Abilene Public Library announces the summer schedule of Brown Bag Special Documentaries, beginning on Tuesday, June 6th at Noon. Each film will start at noon, and is approximately ... Continue Reading →

ABCWC June 1st Coffee Announcement

The Abilene Christian Women’s Club Coffee is Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Elks Club, 417 NW 4th St.  The theme for June is “Here Comes Summer!” We ... Continue Reading →

Abilene cowboy featured on Abilene rodeo buckle

The Abilene, Kansas man has been selected as the cowboy to be pictured on the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo’s annual buckle. Dawson, a bareback rider and bull rider, is the first in the ... Continue Reading →

Abilene Named One of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit

Abilene, Kansas was recently named one of the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2017” by Smithsonian Magazine. “Abilene has a vibrant and diverse tourism economy ... Continue Reading →

Abilene Artist Designs 2017 River Festival Print

Abilene, KS artist Andrea Fuhrman has been selected to create the 2017 Smoky Hill River Festival Print. The limited edition, signed print is an anticipated and beloved River Festival ... Continue Reading →

Impact’s Weight Loss Challenge Winners

The challenge has been met and the winnings have been awarded to the top three winners of the Impact Sports & Fitness 2017 Weight Loss Challenge.  Winners were awarded based upon ... Continue Reading →