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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Abilene Sales and Transient Guest Tax Updates

Over the first Quarter of 2021, the City of Abilene sales tax collections totaled $276,714.69 which was up $28,401.73 from the first quarter one year ago. This is a 12% increase in sales tax received over the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020 with gr...

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Administration
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Abilene Fire Department Receives Tools and Training

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The new equipment was put into service on March 3 and the Abilene Fire Department is now training on its use.

 “We are training on the operation and capability of the equipment,” said Kale Strunk, Interim Fire Chief. &ldquo...

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Administration
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Abilene Seeks City Manager

The City seeks a City Manager who understands small-town life and values.  The next City Manager should be professional, knowledgeable, and experienced in local government.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and li...

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Administration
Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Abilene Announces Interim Fire Chief

Kale Strunk

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Kale Strunk, a fifteen-year member of the Abilene Fire Department, as its Interim Fire Chief.

“After reviewing applications and conducting interviews with potential candidates, I decided to appoint Kale ...

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Administration
Posted on: December 3, 2020

City of Abilene Board and Commission Openings

The City of Abilene seeks candidates to serve on its Airport Advisory Board and Planning Commission.

“These are important roles in our community, and we need community members to serve,” said Jane Foltz, Abilene City Manager. &ldquo...

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Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Notice of Special Meeting Format

Abilene City Commission

4:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2020

Dwight D. Eisenhower Municipal Building 

419 N. Broadway, Abilene, Kansas

 A special meeting of the City Commission of the City of Abilene, Kansas will be held on Wednesday, Septem...

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Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City of Abilene Announces New Police Chief

Anna Hatter

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Anna Hatter, Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief, as its new Police Chief.

“After a nationwide search with 82 applications from 30 states, Anna quickly rose to the top of our list,” said Abi...

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Administration
Posted on: August 20, 2020

City of Abilene Awards Grants to Businesses

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In June, the City of Abilene was awarded a $132,000 Community Development Block Grant – CV from the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19. The application for the City’s grant funds closed July 1...

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Administration
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Timbrook Named Abilene Parks and Recreation Director

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Following an exhaustive search with more than fifty applicants, Interim Abilene Parks and Recreation Director Kellee Timbrook was named as the new Director.

“We are very fortunate to have someone who has been with the department for fifteen years...

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Administration
Posted on: June 4, 2020

2020 Central Kansas Free Fair Cancelled

To the Dickinson County and surrounding communities:

The Central Kansas Free Fair Board has made the decision to cancel all public events for the 2020 fair. The public events include: the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, the demolition derby, tractor pull, parade, ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

CITY OF ABILENE RECEIVES GRANT FUNDS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

Thanks to the quick response from Abilene City staff and commissioners, Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Commerce announced Abilene as the recipient of $132,000 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV...

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