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    Achi joins Enterprise council

    Cherise (Miller) Achi officially took her seat on the Enterprise city council at the beginning of Tuesday night’s meeting.
    Achi had been nominated by Mayor Larry Jantz in December to fill the seat vacated that month by the resignation of Sheldon

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    Reg change would allow more signs

    Five members of the Abilene Planning Commission agreed Tuesday afternoon to recommended text changes in the city’s sign regulations that will allow off-site advertising signage on public property.

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    Lowry estate donates $20,000

    The Richard Lowry Estate donated money Friday to St. Andrew’s Elementary School and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.
    Acting on behalf of the estate, local

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    Abilene OKs water bid, work could start soon

    Two water main projects could begin in Abilene within a week and a half, Lon Schrader, city public works director, said Monday after city commissioners approved a bid on the line replacements.
    The projects

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    Volunteer corps purchases ‘comfort’ cushions for MHS

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps purchased positioning sponges to help patients be more comfortable while undergoing exams in Memorial Hospital’s Radiology & Imaging Services Department.
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    Lamb’s Point marker earns inclusion on state, federal historic registers

    While the Smoky Hill/Butterfield Trail wagon ruts on Chapman’s Indian Hill got quite a bit of attention last year and were placed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, there is
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    Local sports

    Cowgirls secure collar on Bulldogs

    In a matter of seconds, Abilene senior Belle Barbieri scored six points to lead the Abilene Cowgirls to a 68-44 win over the Marysville Bulldogs Friday in the Abilene gym.
    Abilene’s pressure defense

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    Cowboys hold off Bulldog charge

    When you are ranked in the top of Class 4A wearing Abilene across your chest every team is going to give it their best effort of the season.
    For the Abilene Cowboys this season it has meant facing teams

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    SES Trojans roar past Chapman Fighting Irish

    Southeast of Saline roars past Irish

    The Southeast of Saline Trojans took a 9-0 lead in the early stages of the first quarter and roared past the Fighting Irish 74-52 Friday in Gypsum.

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    Solomon wins two over Rural Vista

    Rohleder leads Lady Gorillas past Heat

    Carley Rohleder led the Lady Gorillas in a 51-40 Wheat State League victory over the Rural Vista Lady Heat Friday in Hope.
    Kayla Webb and Brooke Homman added 11

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

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    The Sheriff’s Department report printed in Monday’s paper mistakenly stated that Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested for alleged theft. She was not arrested. She was the victim of a reported

    Volunteer corps gives linen to hospital

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps (MHSVC) recently purchased an upgraded linen cart for Memorial Hospital’s Environmental Services Department through the volunteers’ annual gifting


    In Thursday’s Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, acting Herington City Manager Debbie Wendt reportedly said during the recent city commission meeting that Hope and Chapman had not replaced their representatives

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Following are most recent arrests and incidents reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office:
    · Jan. 14 — Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested at 2745 Gulf Road for

    District Court

    Following cases appeared in district court between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    · Joel Michael Gaston pleaded guilty to the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage by a minor on

    Senior center offers op to ‘eat like a king’

    (From left) Dawn Scruby, Karla Riekeman and David Adam will be the kitchen staff for the Abilene Senior Center’s King & Queen Day, to be held Feb. 12. Two names will be picked at random that day

    Coming up in DK County

    Music, pancakes to be served on Valentine’s Day
    All are invited to enjoy pancakes and see "The Wrights in Concert," a family band that aims to bring "music, ministry and meaning to life." The


    $700 scholarship offered
    Chapter CZ of P.E.O. is again offering a $700 scholarship to any senior female high school student who is planning on pursuing a four-year college degree. The scholarship was

    Photos sought for rodeo buckle

    The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee is seeking bull rider photographs for consideration for use on its 2016 Commemorative Belt Buckle.
    Photos should be sent by Feb. 20 to Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee,

    Historical society to host annual student art show

    Art created by kindergarten through 12th grade students in Dickinson County will be on display at the Heritage Center in Abilene Feb. 7-14.
    The seventh annual arts show sponsored by the Dickinson County

    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?