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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Abilene awarded $1,000,000 for 14th Street Improvements


Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates City of Abilene for Receiving $1 Million in Cost Share funds

~Abilene receives funds for improvements along 14th Street~  

 ABILENE – Today, Governor Laura Kelly congratulated the City ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Soukup Retiring After 19 Years of Service


After 19 years serving as Abilene City Clerk and Human Resource Director, Penny Soukup is retiring. 

“I can’t say enough great things about Penny and her dedication to the City of Abilene over the years. In my six years with the City, Penny has al...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

New City Manager Appointed by Abilene City Commission

Ron Marsh

Mayor Brandon L. Rein and City Commissioners have announced the appointment of Ron Marsh to be Abilene’s next City Manager.  The appointment will be effective April 26, 2021, with City Commission approval of the City Manager’s...

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Abilene Fire Department Receives Tools and Training


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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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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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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Posted on: August 20, 2020

City of Abilene Awards Grants to Businesses


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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