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    A look into the past

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of four articles detailing the role local farmers played in the American Agriculture Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Donna Riffel of rural Enterprise has a boot box filled with scrapbooks of newspaper

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    Ice storm causes some havoc

    Waves of accumulating freezing rain catch up to trees and power lines across area affecting thousands
    Three waves of freezing rain since Thursday caught up to trees and power lines Saturday night into

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    City band to perform at holiday open house

    The public is invited to the annual holiday open house at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on Sunday, Dec. 6.
    The Abilene City Band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. in

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    Hospice sponsoring annual ‘Remember Me Tree’

    Hospice of Dickinson County is sponsoring its annual "Remember Me Tree," which will be on display in the lobby of Memorial Hospital, 511 NE. 10th St., in Abilene through the end of December.
    For a nominal

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    Solomon students spend day in service

    Students rake leaves in a yard on Oak Street in Solomon on Tuesday afternoon. Some of their peers raked at Heritage Manor and other Solomon lawns. SMHS Counselor Ted Long said he determined the leaf-raking
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    Solomon students collect food items

    Solomon students’ response to selfishness: can it.
    The students are forgoing self-centeredness in favor of generosity as the fall semester draws to a close and the holiday season begins. Solomon

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    Local sports

    They are the Champions of Kansas High School Football

    They are the Champions of Kansas High School Football
    Class 6A
    Derby (12-1) 27, OP Blue Valley (10-3) 14
    Class 5A
    Mill Valley (12-1) 35, Bishop Carroll (11-2) 14
    Class 4A I
    Bishop Miege (12-1) 68, Andover

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    Wheat State League final standings and All-League Team

    Wheat State League

    Solomon 6-0 10-2
    Rural Vista 4-1 7-3
    Wakefield 0-1 6-3
    Little 1-4 3-6
    Centre 0-4 4-6

    2015 Wheat State

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    Kansas State rallies late to beat Iowa State 38-35

    Just when it looked like a disappointing season was headed for a new low, Kansas State pulled off an unlikely comeback against Iowa State that will go down as one of the wildest endings of the year.

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    Longhorns win dual meet at Chapman

    Middle School Wrestling
    Double dual at Chapman
    Concordia 72, Chapman 24
    Abilene 57, Concordia 46
    75 — Sajen Kemling (Con) won by fall over Skyleigh Pflaster (AMS)
    80 — Miller Unruh (AMS) won

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    Lactation consultant to speak

    Brenda Bandy, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), will speak at the Quality of Life Coalition’s community forum at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at 300 North Cedar, Ste 202.

    Scheduled meetings:

    · Dec. 1 — County Commission work session on Justice Center, 9:30 a.m.
    · Dec. 1 — Herington City Commission meeting, 6 p.m.
    · Dec. 3 — Dickinson County Commission,

    Lions Club plans soup supper

    The Lions Club of Navarre has scheduled its annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Navarre Community Center.
    The menu includes chili or chicken noodle soup, homemade desserts and coffee or

    Plain Great Players plan party

    The Plain Great Players plan to host a youth holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9. Food, games and a family friendly movie on the new cinema screen at the Great Plains Theatre, 401 Cottage Ave., will

    Christmas Aid Project seeks donations

    Church Women United kicked off their Christmas Aid Project on Oct. 15, soliciting donations from Dickinson County organizations, businesses and individuals for distribution of the funds in the form of

    Health expert speaks in Abilene

    Mary Marrow, of Minnesota’s Public Health Law Center, will speak at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at 300 N. Cedar, Ste. 202, in the United building. Marrow aids grantees in the Kansas Health Foundation’s

    Cookies, coloring for grown-ups

    The next Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups at Abilene Public Library will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. This come and go event is free and open to the public. Coloring pages and some

    Government offices to close

    The Dickinson County courthouse, district court and transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving day. The courthouse and district court also will be closed Nov. 27, but the transfer station will be

    County Democrats to meet

    Dickinson County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 30 at the Abilene Pizza Hut.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The guest speaker will be Senator Tom Hawk

    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?