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    A night to remember

    Students cruised in style to the 16th annual Night of the Stars, which was disco-themed last night at Abilene Middle School.
    A crew of volunteers chauffeured the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade stars in the ride of their choice. Options included a

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    County will hold tax sale

    The Dickinson County Commission took the first official step yesterday to get the ball rolling for the annual tax foreclosure sale.
    "We are prepared to immediately file for foreclosure action for past

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    Memorial Day event schedule in Abilene

    The Abilene Municipal Band, conducted by Jacob Andres, will perform a Memorial Day Concert at 10 a.m. Monday at the Abilene Cemetery.
    The outdoor concert will feature patriotic favorites, including the

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    Grammy artist teaches

    Students were eager to follow the leader’s actions and sing "call and response" parts when a children’s singer-songwriter visited local schools earlier this week.
    Monte Selby, originally from

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    Impressed by Cosmosphere

    "Game of Thrones" author and executive producer George R.R. Martin visited the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson on Wednesday. Martin remarked it was "almost as good as the Smithsonian."
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    Color coordinated

    Students attending Eisenhower Upper Elementary School will learn in an environment surrounded by blues, browns and neutral colors.
    Yesterday, the Abilene USD 435 Board of Education gave the nod to a basic

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    Local sports

    Four Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into Football Ring of Honor


MANHATTAN The Kansas State Athletics Department and football program will welcome four new members to the K-State Football Ring of Honor as former Wildcat greats Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson,
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    Chapman Fighting Irish softball is State Bound

    CHAPMAN — Following a rain postponement from Tuesday evening, the Chapman Fighting Irish softball team received two quality pitched performances from Abby Sweet while providing solid defense with
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    NCKL JV Meet Results

    NCKL JV Meet Results
    Abilene Individuals
    Jaron Christiensen — 5th 100M 13.25, 2nd Javelin 127-11
    Gibson Shaw — 6th 100M 13.61
    Gehrig Geissinger — 1st 800M 2:15.69
    Trevor Casteel

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    Wamego ends Cowgirls season regionals

    TOPEKA — Before heavy rain hit Topeka Tuesday, the Wamego Red Raiders out hit the Abilene Cowgirls in an 8-3 victory to advance to the regional championship.
    The loss for the Cowgirls ended their

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    County winners in beef show

    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

    AHS Graduation 2015

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    Sneak peak online

    Local child Cooper Holloway is about to get his wish.

    The 6-year-old was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in May 2013. Recently, he submitted a dream to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


    AHS parking lot to be closed

    The Abilene High School parking lot will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 26 for construction, according to USD 435 Superintendent Denise Guy.
    Drivers traveling south on Mulberry Street from 21st, Hilltop

    You should know

    The city of Abilene has cancelled its May 25 regular meeting.
    The City Commission’s next Study Session is scheduled for June 2, with the next scheduled regular meeting June 8.
    The City Commission

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

    Sometime between Wednesday, April 15, and Saturday, April 18, two motorcycles were stolen from a shed located north of Herington on Vane Road. Both motorcycles are red and white dirt bikes. One is 100cc

    Symphony at Sunset

    The fourth annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 6 — the 71st Anniversary of D-Day — on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
    The 35th

    Recycling Center closed

    In observance of Memorial Day, the Recycling Center will be closed Sunday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 26.
    The center will be open for regular hours on Saturday, May 23.

    Friday maintenance work

    City of Abilene water distribution personnel will be performing water valve maintenance tomorrow morning at the intersection of West 1st and Van Buren Street.
    The work is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m.

    Zapping crime stuntman-style

    WICHITA — In stuntman style, a 25-year-old Wichita man jumped through the window of his house to escape two men who assaulted him.
    The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. The victim

    Manís burglary plan foiled by employees

    WICHITA — A burglar’s master plan to break into a Dillons grocery store in the Twin Lakes area early Wednesday morning was foiled by a basic flaw: He didn’t realize there would be employees

    Correction on Rural Vista headline

    In Wednesday’s edition of the Reflector-Chronicle, a headline on the front page on a story about Rural Vista was incorrect. The headline should have read, "Schmidt may fill Rural Vista spot."
    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?