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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Soukup Retiring After 19 Years of Service

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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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Administration
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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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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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Abilene Named Best U.S. Small Town

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Abilene was named Best U.S. Small Town in TravelAwaits’ 2021 Best of Travel Awards.

“We’re really excited to receive this recognition,” said Julie Roller Weeks, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau director. &...

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Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Events Return to Abilene

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“We’re excited to see events returning to Abilene,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These events not only bring additional dollars and excitement to Abilene, but the...

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