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Cycling to work on a blue beach cruiser, with her blond hair and long skirt flowing in the wind, Sheryl Davidson is the true picture of health.
At least that is the perspective of Michelle Stephens, community

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County to hold off on bridge work


Repairs on a bridge located in a rural area of Dickinson County are going to have to wait.
"We don’t have the money right now to be able do that (bridge repair)," Dickinson County Administrator

Abilene to host art walk downtown


The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to invite the public to the Taste of the Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.
The Taste of the Arts event is essentially a two-in-one combo event...Taste

Coulson Family Legacy to benefit farm students


The Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with the Community Foundation of Dickinson County. The scholarship was created by sons Larry and Don, and granddaughter Shelly

Catching ‘winks’ closer to home


Worn out from night after night of unsatisfying sleep, Curtis and Sheree Osland would make the droopy-eyed drive to and from Kansas City or Topeka just to get the supplies they needed to catch their winks.
After

United Way lunch event set


A troubled child who needs a positive role model.
A father with a low-income job, staring at a pile of bills.
An elderly woman who just needs a ride to the grocery store.
One local organization sees

Local sports

Abilene 53 - Marysville 0


The Abilene Cowboys opened North Central Kansas League play with a 53 - 0 shut out of Marysville. The Cowboys used a strong first quarter to break out against the Bulldogs 20 -0. Hard running by the

Cowboys face Marysville in home opener


Coming off a 21-0 shut out of Royal Valley, the Abilene Cowboys will begin North Central Kansas League play against Marysville tonight.
Abilene’s defense posted the shut out at Hoyt by stopping

Longhorn volleyball off to good start


The 8th grade Longhorn volleyball team opened the season with wins over Concordia Sept. 4th.
The A team won 25-20 and 25-14.
Turner Alderson led the Lady Longhorns with five aces. Kate Luty and Kendra

Cowgirls split with Clay Center


CLAY CENTER — Two good ranked North Central Kansas League volleyball teams took the court Tuesday in Clay Center as the Abilene Cowgirls split with the host Clay Center Tigers.
The Lady Tigers entered

Royal Valley outlasts frosh in 2 OT’s


HOYT — The Cowboys freshman team fell to Royal Valley 26-20 in two overtimes at Hoyt Monday.
The Cowboys used over six minutes of the first quarter clock on the opening drive of the game that resulted

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County leaders remember

Thursday was the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
During Thursday’s Dickinson County Commission



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?