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    Language students solve mystery

    When emailing someone you’ve never met for information about his dead brother, you really don’t know what you will receive in response.

    A pair of Abilene High School students received much more than they expected.

    For a project in award-winning

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    Education leadership group briefed on USD 435 strategic plan

    Denise Guy, USD 435 Supt. of Schools, explains how the Abilene community helped dictate needs addressed by the building program currently under way in Abilene schools and how the community has shaped
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    County commission OKs conditional use permits

    Thursday’s Dickinson County commission meeting ended with a bang that shocked all but one person in the room — Chairman Craig Chamberlin.
    Chamberlin pounded a gavel on the table to end the

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    New managing editor joins paperís staff

    A former Junction City Daily Union managing editor, Mike Heronemus has been named managing editor of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle beginning today, June 1.
    He returns to Montgomery Communications after

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    Moran-sponsored bill says when veterans can obtain non-VA care

    The U.S. Senate has approved bipartisan legislation to clarify the circumstances when veterans are allowed to get medical care from their hometown providers at the expense of the U.S. Department of Veterans
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    Shiver & Splash

    Caleb Burt raises his arms out wide in preparation for a pencil plunge, which he performed just after the photo was taken Wednesday afternoon at the Abilene Municipal Swimming Pool, 400 N. Poplar St.

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    Local sports

    Davidson 5th for K-State

    Dwight Davidson, Hope, placed 5th at the Big 12 Track and Field meet for K-State throwing the javelin. Regionals were this weekend in Austin, Texas.
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    Chapman at State Track

    Chapman at State
    Milea Anderson — 300M hurdles, 7th, 48.64
    JD Bettles — pole vault, 12th, 11-06.00
    Amber Hahn — 3200M, 13th, 12:32.07
    Ninti Little — long jump, 16th, 15-05.50;

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    Cowboys place fifth at State Track

    WICHITA — The skies were overcast and there was a cool north breeze Saturday for the 2015 Kansas High School Activities Association Track Meet in Wichita’s Cessna Stadium.
    Kansas’s one-site

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    Solomon sends nine to 2A State Track Meet

    Solomon High School has nine Gorillas heading to the Class 2A State Track Meet. Back row from left: Andrew Meagher (triple jump), Zach Neilson (shot put, javelin), Blake Homman (shot put), Cain Fowles
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    County winners in beef show

    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

    AHS Graduation 2015

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    IKE plates hit road

    I LIKE IKE Kansas license plates are hitting the road, providing an opportunity to honor the 34th President of the United States and Abilene native while supporting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation.†

    Youth Improv Comedy Show

    If you enjoy youth and laughter, come join our improv troupe, The Best Medicine, for some fun.
    The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 at First United Methodist Church; 601 N. Cedar St.

    Emmanuel VBS

    Kids going into pre-kindergarten through fifth-grades are invited to "A Gift of Christmas," a summer-time holiday celebration held 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week at

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

    May 7 — Gean Birth struck a "Road Closed" sign at 1:12 p.m. near the intersection of Old Highway 40 and Camp Road.

    May 8 — Hollis Day, Jr., left the roadway and hit highway signs at

    Local group starts June 3

    To find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce, visit DivorceCare in Abilene — a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult

    Mo. car rolls over on Interstate 70

    A car holding four occupants from Missouri went off the right side of the interstate Wednesday afternoon when the driver fell asleep, according to Dickinson County Undersheriff James Swisher.

    Betz/Diehl Reunion

    The 90th annual Betz/Diehl Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Abilene Senior Citizens Center, 100 N. Elm. A catered meal will be included. RSVP to Donneta Felbush, (785) 479-2299.

    Library announces summer documentary schedule

    Every Tuesday at noon during the months of June and July, the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St., will show a documentary film.
    These films are approximately 50 minutes in length, and are free

    Summer band concerts begin

    Summer in Abilene wouldn’t be complete without the Abilene Municipal Band’s weekly Concert in the Park.
    This year’s season kicks off with a performance at 8 p.m. tonight in the Harold

    No injuries reported in 5-county tornado outbreak

    A storm system produced several mostly short-lived tornadoes Wednesday in western Kansas. Reports began around 3 p.m. in Logan and Lane counties.
    That outbreak lasted more than an hour, with seven tornadoes

    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?