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Peacock, cherry blossom for Mom

Hannah Schmitz, a student at Abilene High School, makes a painting for her mom in Toni Britt’s art class Tuesday. The creation includes two of her mom’s favorite things — a peacock and

Local news

Crash claims Houserís life

The longtime voice of Abilene and Dickinson County no longer will be heard over the airwaves.
Morning news of the death of local radio personality Gary Houser sent shock through the Abilene community.

School work moving closer

Construction plans for Abilene’s newest school in nearly 40 years are beginning to gel.
On Tuesday a second round of bids was awarded for construction work to build Eisenhower Elementary.

Taste of the Arts

Casey West and his wife, Maria, select samples from Tammy Kuntz (right) at the Mr. K’s Farmhouse table at Taste of Abilene, the dinner event following Taste of the Arts on Saturday at the Abilene

I-70 work nearly done

Travelers looking for lodging on Interstate 70 often choose Abilene hotels, but these days, when they battle through road construction, some decide to just keep driving.
Hopefully, those days are drawing

Police department promotions

A restructuring of the Abilene Police Department has led to the promotion of three officers, according to Abilene Police Chief Mark Heimer. Shown are (from left) Lt. Jason Wilkins, Lt. Mike Mohn and Detective

Local sports

Schardein paces Cowgirls

SALINA — Senior Marissa Schardein finished third in singles play at the Salina South Invitational Tournament to pace the Cowgirls to a third place team finish behind Salina Central and Maize.

Cowboys roll past Wamego

WAMEGO — Football people believe that a balanced offense will win you games but a hard hitting; powerful defense will win you championships.
The Abilene Cowboys took both to Wamego Friday night

Cowboys win big at Wamego 25-14

The Abilene Cowboys improved to 4-0 on the season and moved to 3-0 in the North Central Kansas League after posting a 25-14 win over rival Wamego. The Abilene defense came up big in this exciting league

Cowboys travel to Wamego

WAMEGO — Friday marks a pivotal turning point in the North Central Kansas League football standings as Wamego prepares to host the Cowboys.
Abilene heads into contest at 3-0 with wins over Royal

Cowboys fall at Concordia

CONCORDIA — The Abilene junior varsity football team fell to the Concordia Panthers 28-15 Monday.
The Cowboys got a 68 yard kickoff return by Parker O’Neal and a Ryan LaCombe kick as their


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Art workshop at library

The Abilene Public Library will host a free Zentangle workshop with Pat Wick at 7 p.m. Thursday. Zentangle is an easy way to create images by drawing structured patterns. To sign up, visit the library

Physical therapy food drive for Abilene pantry

To help recognize National Physical Therapy month in October, Abilene PT & Sports Rehab, 103 N.W. 15th St., is hosting a food drive today through Oct. 31.
Non-perishable items donated will be given to

Abilene Police Department report

Sept 13 — Tanner Dawson and Jessica Swisher were the victims of criminal damage to vehicle windshields at 1404 N. Oak.
Sept 13 — Jay Nelson was the victim of criminal damage to a

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?