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    Honoring the fallen

    It seemed fitting Memorial Day was cloaked in overcast skies, with occasional rays of sunlight peeking through, as solemn ceremonies were held simultaneous to joyous barbecues.
    At the Abilene Cemetery service, held shortly before noon Monday, the tone

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    District construction at full force


    Now that students have cleared out, it’s ‘ready, set, go’ for construction projects at Abilene schools.
    School ended Friday in USD 435 and today the Abilene High School parking lot is

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    Cooper’s wish comes true


    Local boy Cooper Holloway is about to get his wish.
    The 6-year-old was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in May 2013. Recently, he submitted a dream to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Cooper’s desire

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    Summer lunch starts June 1


    Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition.
    The Abilene public school district, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, is offering

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    Picking it out for disco night at AMS


    In the midst of disco fever at Night of the Stars last week, eighth-grade para Ashley Davidson discovered a new talent — using a plastic pick to help afro wigs achieve their full potential.
    The

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    County will hold tax sale


    The Dickinson County Commission took the first official step yesterday to get the ball rolling for the annual tax foreclosure sale.
    "We are prepared to immediately file for foreclosure action for past

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    Local sports

    Hayden shuts out Cowboys in regional


    TOPEKA — The once-beaten and top-ranked Topeka Hayden Wildcats shutout the Abilene Cowboys baseball team at regional 10-0 Thursday evening.
    Hayden pitcher Jacob Head blanked the Cowboys with a no-hitter

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    Four Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into Football Ring of Honor


    

MANHATTAN The Kansas State Athletics Department and football program will welcome four new members to the K-State Football Ring of Honor as former Wildcat greats Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson,
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    Chapman Fighting Irish softball is State Bound


    CHAPMAN — Following a rain postponement from Tuesday evening, the Chapman Fighting Irish softball team received two quality pitched performances from Abby Sweet while providing solid defense with
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    NCKL JV Meet Results


    NCKL JV Meet Results
    Abilene Individuals
    Boys
    Jaron Christiensen — 5th 100M 13.25, 2nd Javelin 127-11
    Gibson Shaw — 6th 100M 13.61
    Gehrig Geissinger — 1st 800M 2:15.69
    Trevor Casteel

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    Save the date: Arts Council fundraiser June 13

    Join the Arts Council of Dickinson County 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13 for its annual fundraiser at the Civic Center. This year’s theme, A Night in Vegas, will feature six gaming tables, including Poker,

    Friends of 4-H Picnic

    The annual Friends of 4-H Picnic will be held Tuesday, July 7 to thank the many businesses and individuals who help make the 4-H program great in Dickinson County. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. in

    Diabetes support group

    The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4). 
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    Sneak peak online

    Local child Cooper Holloway is about to get his wish.

    The 6-year-old was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in May 2013. Recently, he submitted a dream to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Cooper’s

    AHS parking lot to be closed

    The Abilene High School parking lot will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 26 for construction, according to USD 435 Superintendent Denise Guy.
    Drivers traveling south on Mulberry Street from 21st, Hilltop

    You should know

    The city of Abilene has cancelled its May 25 regular meeting.
    The City Commission’s next Study Session is scheduled for June 2, with the next scheduled regular meeting June 8.
    The City Commission

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

    Sometime between Wednesday, April 15, and Saturday, April 18, two motorcycles were stolen from a shed located north of Herington on Vane Road. Both motorcycles are red and white dirt bikes. One is 100cc
    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?