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    Roots & Wings

    Stories that begin in alcoholism and drug addiction only rarely have happy endings. But in Abilene, a small group of mostly women — each with her own story — is working to make those happy endings a little less rare.
    Assisting them in the

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    News

    Musician, kids write song at McKinley


    Children at McKinley Elementary School received a special gift this morning — the opportunity to co-write a song with full-time songwriter Monte Selby, of Boulder, Colo.
    Selby told the second and

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    Conservation board plans work meeting


    The Dickinson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding by noon in the basement meeting room of
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    Abilene Police Department


    INCIDENTS
    July 29 — Daniel Stover, 43, 921 W. First St., was the victim of theft of a laptop, cell phone, camera and lenses and a tablet, with a total value of $3,010. Stover reported the incident

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    Recent bed tax receipts ‘substantial’


    Abilene area hotels, motels and other lodging establishments have been busy lately.
    Abilene Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Glenda Purkis told the board of directors Tuesday the city had

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    Chapman BOE reverses itself on budget


    Things don’t always go as planned. After a tense meeting Wednesday evening, Unified School District 473 board members decided not to raise the mill levy.
    The school district is supported by a tax

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    Local sports

    Cowboys open season with targets on their back


    The defending champion of the North Central Kansas League enters the following season with bulls-eye clearly on the their backs. This year the Abilene Cowboys enter the 2015 football season with the orange
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    Steve Tiernan takes over Gorilla football


    SOLOMON — One of the state’s top 8-Man football coaches, Steve Tiernan will be the man in charge of the Solomon Gorillas in 2015.
    Tiernan replaces Justin Coup after his one season at the helm.

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    K-State’s Whitehair Added to Lombardi Award Watch List


    MANHATTAN — Kansas State senior offensive lineman Cody Whitehair was one of 34 players nationally to be added to the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award during the award’s final
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    IndyCar driver Wilson dies


    English driver Justin Wilson died Monday as a result of head injuries sustained in Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
    He was 37.
    IndyCar made the announcement Monday night

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    Galleries


    4-Hers strut their fashions


    School board gets close look at improvements


    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015

    Recent Video

    • Abilene Virtual School
    • Abilene CPAP
    • Doctor Peterson Duplicate
    • Rawhide Portable Corral System
    • Memorial Art Company

    Briefly

    Birthday open house

    Fred Meyer, of Gypsum, will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 19, 2015. Meyer was born Sept. 18, 1935, on a farm south of Carlton. He graduated from Chapman High School in 1953. In 1955, he married Mary

    Rankin: Sister City visit ‘successful’

    "It was a most successful occasion and event," reported Sister City Committee Chairman Jerry Rankin Monday afternoon.
    Mayor Dennis Weishaar had asked him to give a report about the July 22 through Aug.

    Artists’ booth space available for festival

    Artists of all mediums still have time to apply to the first 5 Star Arts Festival to be held in historic downtown Abilene, Sept. 25- 27.
    Booth space is $50 per booth. Artists will be set up in tents

    Public library announces fall documentaries

    Brown Bag Special Documentary films will resume this fall at the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St. on Sept. 1.
    These documentaries are about 50 minutes long and are shown Tuesdays at noon. Participants

    Correction

    Caleb Crippen’s name was misspelled in a photo caption Tuesday. "Caleb," not "Cayleb," is the correct spelling of his first name.

    Card shower

    Edna Long will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, Sept. 2.
    Long was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Junction City.
    She graduated from Linwood High School in 1953.
    After high school graduation, she worked

    Dickinson County Democrats

    Dickinson County Democrats will meet at the Abilene Pizza Hut on Aug. 31. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to visit and eat if desired. Discussion will be about upcoming events and Demofest ,which took place
    Justice Center
    Should the city of Abilene and Dickinson County continue exploring a proposal to place the Abilene Police Department and Dickinson County Sheriff's Department in a proposed justice center?