Durham, KS

Recent Washburn graduates include those from our area

TOPEKA - Washburn University has announced the students in its spring 2022 graduating class. More than 800 students completed their courses for certificates, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. "These students have worked hard to not only better themselves but they are the best representation for Washburn. We know they...
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Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Kansas author presents talk about writing mysteries

Kansas-based mystery writer Steven J. Kolbe visited the Abilene Public Library Monday where he presented a mystery writing workshop. Kolbe isn an English teacher in Holcomb and the author of “How Everything Turns Away,” a novel starring disgraced FBI agent Ezra James who finds himself sleuthing out the answers to a murder mystery.

Abilene: Midwest Travel Network Destination of the Year

ABILENE - The Midwest Travel Network named Abilene as its 2022 Destination of the Year at the recent Midwest Travel Network Conference in St. Cloud, Minn. “This Kansas destination continuously shows up in our news feeds on social media. They promote the work of content creators and showcase all that they have to offer to the world. You can visit a Presidential Library and Museum, as well as visit an award-winning Midwest town,” Lisa Trudell, Midwest Travel Network co-founder, said.

Woman sentenced for DUI crash that killed Kansas couple

MCPHERSON COUNTY —A former Kansas woman is going to prison for her role in a fatal DUI crash that killed a Kansas couple. A McPherson County judge sentenced 44-year-old Julie Ann Hunter formerly of Lehigh now Aoka, Minnesota, to to just less than 12-years in prison for two counts of involuntary manslaughter-DUI, according to the McPherson County Attorney's office.
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Abilene Fourth of July celebration plans released

Abilene will celebrated Independence Day this year with events for people of all ages — from sports tournaments to fireworks and all kinds of things in between — in the Eisenhower Park area. Several new activities will be available this year. Registration starts the morning of July 4...

Half-cent sales tax renewal information

City officials will meet with the public to go over the second half-cent sales tax renewal on the Aug. 2 ballot. All meetings will take place at the McPherson Community Building.

Municipal Court now accepting online payments!

One of the great benefits of the new court software implemented in March of this year is the ability to accept on-line payments. This is now up and running. By utilizing the link provided within the Municipal Court's website and provided here, citations and payments on payment plans can now be made from a phone or computer. For regularly scheduled payments there is also the ability to set up automatic payments. Please contact the Municipal Court if there are any questions.

Thomas “Ed” Brault Sr.

Body Thomas “Ed” Brault Sr., age 75, passed away unexpectedly on June 13th, 2022, at Kidron Bethel Health Care Center, North Newton, Kansas. Ed was born on March 7th, 1947, to Eli E. and Josephine Brault. Ed was a Hill City Jaycee. After moving to Newton, Ed joined...
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

City approves Delay for Library board and discuss mill levy

The Abilene Commission met for a regular meeting June 27 to vote and discuss six agenda items. During the public comments section, Michael Kaiser of W. 3rd Street took the podium. He asked the commission how the city could maintain the high dive board at the Abilene Swimming Pool while keeping it safe for children. Kaiser said he did not want the high dive to be removed.

Great Plains Theatre presents: MATILDA The Musical

Follow the classic Roald Dahl story of an astonishingly witty girl with special powers that teaches us to use our extraordinary imaginations to change our destiny. Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!
Wichita Eagle

Fun while it lasts: Blue Devil class in top 25

While folks are reading this, chances are another three-star 2023 recruit is committing to the Duke football program. Already, the Blue Devils boast 14 pledges from the class, spanning several positions and consisting of 12 three-stars plus a pair of unrated prospects. All but two of those 14 have hopped on board this month alone; four have joined the club since Saturday.