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    Bank shows appreciation for customers, community

    FROM LEFT: Zachary Miller, Rylee Miller and Mike Hanback, all of Abilene, as well as other adults and children (not pictured) receive free hot dogs and select chips and condiments on the front lawn of Pinnacle Bank’s main location, 401 N. Spruce
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    Patriotic start

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 80, led by Scoutmaster Matt Cole, raise the U.S. flag to kick off the 4th of July celebration in Abilene.
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    County faces higher election costs

    Dickinson County Commissioners were asked Thursday to increase the county’s election budget by nearly $17,000 to cover changes in election laws and a possible new voting system.
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    County vacates Elmo road

    Despite receiving one e-mail objection, the Dickinson County Commission on Thursday approved a road vacation request in Elmo, located in Section 5 of Banner Township.
    The county approved a resolution

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    ‘Memories’ talk explores miners’ protest in Kansas

    The Dickinson County Historical Society in Abilene will host "Union Maids and Rebel Dames: The Fight for Justice in the Kansas Coalfields," a presentation and discussion by Linda O’Nelio Knoll at
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    Moran appears wary of race against Democratic challenger

    July 01—Who is the potential 2016 Democratic challenger who has U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran’s re-election campaign concerned?
    A fundraising email blast sent last week by Moran’s wife, Robba

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    Local sports

    Junior Rodeo rides into Abilene

    Junior cowboys and cowgirls from across the state performed in the Kansas Junior Rodeo Association rodeo Saturday and Sunday in Abilene. Contestants participated in break away roping, team roping, pole
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    Pedaling with power, pulling for win

    July 4th Pedal Pull
    Sponsored by Bill Van De Creek
    Ages 4-12 (9 classes, 63 participants)
    Top 3 in each class:
    4 years old —
    1st Wiley Linn, 18-4
    2nd Austin Smiley, 13-8
    3rd Isaac Lady, 11-5
    5 years

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    Annual rodeo brings cowboys, cowgirls back to town, this time for competition instead of cattle drives

    Old Abilene hearkens back to its days as a cowtown for four days each summer.

    It’s when the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo stampedes into town, bringing cattle back to the town that saw thousands of them

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    KJRA Rodeo July 4-5

    Kansas Junior Rodeo Association sponsored by 4-C Ministry begins 9 a.m. July 4th and 5th at the Wild Bill Hickok Arena in Abilene.
    More than 60 participants are expected to ride in the two-day kids rodeo.

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    June 29-July 5, 2015

    Barrel Racing Event

    Abilene Swim Meet

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    Supporters invited to annual 4-H picnic

    All friends of the Dickinson County 4-H program are invited to the Friends of 4-H Picnic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    Supporters of 4-H are invited to join the Dickinson County 4-H families for food, fun and

    West to speak at diabetes group

    A demonstration on healthy diabetes cooking will be presented by Meta West at the Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group meeting Tuesday, July 7.
    West has published numerous articles on cooking and

    Deweese, Cook to speak at forum

    The Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum will be 8:30 a.m. July 8 with guest speakers June DeWeese, coordinator of Kids in Crisis, and Jenny Cook, of OCCK, who will share information

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Department

    Latest reported incidents:
    June 20 — Christy Haskins, of Woodbine, reported a stolen TV and computer.
    June 23 — Bret Roberts, of Abilene, reported a burglary of items in a storage shed.

    Road work to begin

    Travelers driving on Rain Road north of Chapman near the county line can expect delays starting Monday
    Dickinson County Road and Bridge crews will begin chip seal work on that portion of Rain Road, according

    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?