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Fitness champ

A local triathlete was an overweight workaholic with no interest in fitness or healthy eating. But 12 years ago, something small changed everything.
That "something small" was a baby boy. Now, Barb Klotzbach has swam, biked and ran more triathlons than

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Local news

Abilene prepares for Halloween

Tomorrow night, ghouls, ghosts and all the creatures of the night are expected to haunt Abilene.
Halloween night falls on a Friday, reason which local and state authorities caution care as Abilene ghosts,

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Chronicle hires new editor, ad rep

Two new employees, an advertising director and an editor, joined the Abilene Reflector Chronicle.
Kim Maguire, an advertising executive with more than 10 years of experience who has worked with other

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High school musical

CHAPMAN — What does the French Riviera have in common with Chapman?
"The Boy Friend," of course.
This musical will be brought to life at Chapman High School early next month.
Watch out for future

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Roberts, Brownback to speak in Abilene Thursday

Faced with the biggest democratic challenge in decades, republicans are embarking on a bus tour in hopes of launching a counterattack and securing their electorate in Abilene.
The powerhouse team is

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Local sports

Do or die for Solomon Thursday

SOLOMON — Solomon High School football coach Justin Coup has his team ready to reach the 8 Man Division I playoffs with a win Thursday over the Little River Redskins.
Solomon currently 4-4 on the

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AHS winter sports meeting

The AHS Winter Sports Parent’s Meeting will be on Monday, November 3 at 6:00. Parent’s of students wishing to participate in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and wrestling
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Anderson qualifies for State

HAYS — Chapman freshman Lindsey Anderson qualified for the State 4A Cross Country meet in Wamego, November 1.
Anderson finished seventh in the Varsity Girls 4K competition at Hays on Saturday. She

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Chapman shuts out Nickerson in district play

CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fighting Irish ran over the Nickerson Panthers Friday night in 4A Div II district play 34-0.
Chapman senior running back Eion Jackson paced the Irish with three rushing touchdowns

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Fall Festival vendors ready to go

Annual Arts Reception and Cocktail Buffet

Issues at City Hall building

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Photo classes start first week of November

The Arts Council of Dickinson County is now accepting enrollment forms for two new photography classes - "Learning the Basics of Photoshop" and "Preparing Your Photo/Art for Exhibition". These classes

“Lost Gardens of Babylon” at library

"The Lost Gardens of Babylon" will be the documentary film shown at noon Tuesday at the Abilene Public Library, 209 N.W. Fourth St. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the lost gardens of Babylon

Commodity distribution

Commodities will be distributed to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Abilene Area Food Pantry, 409 N.E. Third St.
If you are unable to come that day, the Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to

Johnson Community Center annual Thanksgiving dinner

Johnson Community members will be meeting for their annual Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday at Abilene Plaza Apts. Linda Rist is hosting.
Program will be Torey Berndt is the Executive Director of

Abilene National Guard Armory open house

The National Guard Armory of Abilene is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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?