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Clean sweep in Abilene

A crowd of more than 50 Dickinson County residents held signs and applauded the arrival of the Clean Sweep tour bus as Gov. Sam Brownback, Congressman Tim Huelskamp and other Republican leaders pulled up in downtown Abilene.
With country music blaring

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Local news

Moment of truth for Tuesday’s elections


Dickinson County voters casting ballots during the Tuesday, Nov. 4 General Election will have the opportunity to vote on a number of candidates and issues, including two local sales tax questions.

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Bridges over troubled waters


When most people need to get from point A to B they hop in their vehicle and go, never giving a thought to the condition of the roads and bridges they’ll cross while making that trip.
But for the

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Abilene prepares for Halloween


Tomorrow night, ghouls, ghosts and all the creatures of the night are expected to haunt Abilene.
Halloween night falls on a Friday, reason which local and state authorities caution care as Abilene ghosts,

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Chronicle hires new editor, ad rep


Two new employees, an advertising director and an editor, joined the Abilene Reflector Chronicle.
Kim Maguire, an advertising executive with more than 10 years of experience who has worked with other

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Local sports

Cowboys looking to conquer Crusaders


After two weeks in district play and two losses by a total of 12 points, the Abilene Cowboys face the defending Class 4A state champion Buhler Crusaders with a mathematical opportunity to make the playoffs.
The

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Do or die for Solomon Thursday


SOLOMON — Solomon High School football coach Justin Coup has his team ready to reach the 8 Man Division I playoffs with a win Thursday over the Little River Redskins.
Solomon currently 4-4 on the

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AHS winter sports meeting


The AHS Winter Sports Parent’s Meeting will be on Monday, November 3 at 6:00. Parent’s of students wishing to participate in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and wrestling
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Anderson qualifies for State


HAYS — Chapman freshman Lindsey Anderson qualified for the State 4A Cross Country meet in Wamego, November 1.
Anderson finished seventh in the Varsity Girls 4K competition at Hays on Saturday. She

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Annual Arts Reception and Cocktail Buffet


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Music, testimonies

The Wright family will bring live music and their personal testimonies to the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome. The church is located at 1179 Jeep Rd., just outside of

Photo classes start first week of November

The Arts Council of Dickinson County is now accepting enrollment forms for two new photography classes - "Learning the Basics of Photoshop" and "Preparing Your Photo/Art for Exhibition". These classes

“Lost Gardens of Babylon” at library

"The Lost Gardens of Babylon" will be the documentary film shown at noon Tuesday at the Abilene Public Library, 209 N.W. Fourth St. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the lost gardens of Babylon

Commodity distribution

Commodities will be distributed to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Abilene Area Food Pantry, 409 N.E. Third St.
If you are unable to come that day, the Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to

Johnson Community Center annual Thanksgiving dinner

Johnson Community members will be meeting for their annual Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday at Abilene Plaza Apts. Linda Rist is hosting.
Program will be Torey Berndt is the Executive Director of

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?