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    Masons raising walls at high school

    The view around Abilene High School has changed drastically in the last week as walls for the new addition began going up. This view of the west side of the school shows masons hard at work late Monday afternoon. The AHS addition will include a new 800-seat
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    KDOT bypasses Abilene site

    Garden City and Great Bend have been selected as finalists for development of transload shipping centers.
    The two communities emerged from a group of seven cities, whose representatives made formal presentations

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    County to take next step toward justice center

    Dickinson County Commissioners are expected to take another step this week in the planning process for a new Justice Center.
    During Thursday’s county commission meeting, Dickinson County Administrator

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    Community teams vital in emergencies

    Dickinson County will be offering CERT or Community Emergency Response Training in September, according to Chancy Smith, Dickinson County emergency management director.
    CERT started in California years

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    Hope gearing up for annual heritage festival

    The City of Hope will celebrate its 14th Annual Heritage Festival Sept. 12 through coordination of events and local support arranged by the Hope Community Projects Committee.
    Country recording artist

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    9-11 remembrance walk

    The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars invites everyone to its ninth annual National Patriots Day remembrance walk of Sept. 11, 2001.
    The walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.

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    Local sports

    Rural Vista to tot out experience

    HOPE — After finishing 5-4 in the debut of the Rural Vista Heat, head coach Jeff Hostetter looks for his young players to return and take advantage of the experience earned in 2014.
    Hostetter, entering

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    Heat volleyball hit hard by graduation

    HOPE — After finishing 26-11 and capturing a second place finish in the Wheat State League and being the runner-up at Sub-State, the Rural Vista Heat Volleyball team is looking at a rebuilding season.

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    Cowgirls open season at Hesston

    HESSTON — The Abilene Cowgirl tennis team opened the 2015 season Thursday at the always-tough Hesston High School Tourney.
    The young Cowgirl team finished seventh on a very windy day in Hesston.

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    Chapman cross country is young

    CHAPMAN — Cindy Zumbrunn begins her 10th season in charge of the Chapman cross-country team void of any senior leadership and experience.
    The Irish finished fifth in the North Central Kansas League

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    4-Hers strut their fashions

    School board gets close look at improvements

    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015

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    OCCK rep to speak at forum

    The QLC’s monthly community forum will be at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, with guest speaker Jean Gobber, LBSW, family service coordinator for OCCK. Gobber will speak about assisting families in finding help


    The name of Abilene Cowboy senior quarterback Harley Hazlett in Monday’s Sports section was inadvertently misspelled. The Reflector-Chronicle regrets the error.
    In Monday’s newspaper, it was

    Registration open for walk

    Registration is open for Foot Steps To a Cure, an annual walk hosted by Brookdale Abilene in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
    The 3-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Brookdale,

    District court

    Following are cases that appeared in 8th District Court between Aug. 21 and 28:
    · Ginger Ann Burleson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant on

    Genealogy Researchers

    The Dickinson County Genealogy Researchers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Dickinson County Historical Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. 
    Members will share ideas and discuss programs for


    In the Aug. 24th Sports story on AHS Cross Country, freshman Lucas Cook was inadvertently omitted from team roster information provided to the Reflector-Chronicle.

    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
    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?