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Hello retirement

Jerry Jacobson, longtime banking center manager of UMB Bank, talks with Lois and Jerry Brinker, of Abilene, at Jacobson’s retirement party Friday afternoon at the bank. More than 50 people, many with agricultural positions in the Abilene area,
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Navy celebrates 100th anniversary March 3

Washington DC — The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3rd with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during
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KHF: Tobacco prevention bills would raise revenue, lower smoking rate

Currently, Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill (HB 2306) that would increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Studies suggest raising the cigarette tax by $1.50 will reduce the number
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A Traditional Rural Life

Greetings from Enterprise, dear friends. The bitter cold we’ve been living with these days makes us long for spring. Our thoughts are increasingly turning toward making plans for this year’s
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Classically trained rock stars

MCPHERSON — Their rock star status ... is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how the Sarasota Herald
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Local sports

Abilene takes fourth at State

SALINA — The second day at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament didn’t turn out to be too friendly to the Abilene Cowboys.
Abilene qualified nine wrestlers at the Hays 4A Regional Tournament

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Chapman qualifies four for State

CHAPMAN — The Chapman wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the state tournament at the Hays Regional Saturday.
Junior Jason Zook (285) won three of his four matches by pins on his way to

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Cowboys remain undefeated in NCKL with win over Irish

CHAPMAN — The Abilene Cowboys have accomplished two of their preseason goals and that was to win the North Central Kansas League and win the 71-56 win over rival Chapman Tuesday, they are the undefeated
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Cowgirls survive Chapman 47-45

CHAPMAN — The Dickinson County rivalry game between Abilene and Chapman turned into an old fashioned barnburner in the District Gym at Chapman Tuesday.
The Cowgirls hung on to defeat the Fighting

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Christmas Kickoff Weekend 2014

'Abilene Musical'

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Sailing into annual Royer Film Fest

The 24th annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival is set for March 5, 12 and 19 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.
Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium

County 4-H Foundation Phone-a-thon

The fifth annual Phone-a-thon for the Dickinson County 4-H Foundation is scheduled for March 10 and 11. 4-H members will be making phone calls to connect with 4-H alumni and friends on these dates from

Beta Sigma Phi

The Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the home of Marge Olson. Delicia Haly will serve as co-hostess. Marge Green is in charge of the program.

Get Involved: Walk Kansas

Kansas State’s Walk Kansas encourages a healthy lifestyle, and the goal is to maintain healthy habits while reducing the risk of chronic disease. With the cold weather wrapping up and spring right

Highly-appreciated volunteer corps

Members of the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps are pictured at the annual recognition held in February. The theme of the meeting was ‘Memorial Health System Volunteers are Magical ... Most
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?