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    He can’t say ‘I never win anything’

    An Abilene Machine employee won $1,000 yesterday from H&R Block.
    Steven Hansen, a combine mechanic, is the first person in Abilene to be named a winner in H&R’s nationwide giveaway. The corporation is drawing the names of customers every day for

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    BOE approves 2016-2017 calendar

    Construction should be completed at Abilene High School by the time students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, after summer break.
    That day and the following one, Aug. 18, will be early dismissal

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    RV board discusses student matters

    The Rural Vista USD Board of Education met behind closed doors for an hour and 35 minutes during a two-hour, seven-minute meeting Monday at White City to discuss student and non-elected personnel matters.

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    Planning underway for 150th anniversary of Chisholm Trail

    By Kathy rather ironic.
    In February 1872, early Abilene and nearby Dickinson County residents were so sick of the ruckus caused by the cattle trade they

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    Company gives $3K to local groups

    Black & Company Realtors and Auction thanks the Bruce and Beverly Kogler Estate for the recent support and sponsorship resulting from their farm estate auction.
    Through Black & Company’s Support

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    Reg change would allow more signs

    Five members of the Abilene Planning Commission agreed Tuesday afternoon to recommended text changes in the city’s sign regulations that will allow off-site advertising signage on public property.

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    Local sports

    Zook to play in Shrine Bowl

    Jason Zook accepts his formal invitation to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl. He will represent Chapman High School and the West squad on July 30, 2016 at Emporia State University.
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    Rural Vista wins at Centre

    Weeks posts double double over Centre

    Rural Vista’s Haley Weeks posted a double double over Centre High School Tuesday at Lost Springs.
    Weeks scored 16 points and had 17 rebounds in the Lady Heat’s

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    Solomon gets two wins over Wakefield

    Meagher leads Gorilla rally over Wakefield

    Senior Andrew Meagher scored a game high 16 points to help lead the Solomon Gorillas to a 53-43 fourth quarter rally defeating the Wakefield Bombers.

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    Wamego wins a pair at Chapman

    Wamego bombs Irish with treys

    Wamego’s Dillon Blain and Sean Nordberg connected for five three-point baskets each to lead the Red Raiders to a 73-55 win over the Fighting Irish of Chapman Tuesday.

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

    Grant Photos for Julie

    American Education Week 2015

    Recent Video

    • Steve Zs Abilene Car Sales
    • 250x250 Almost Home
    • Abilene Virtual School
    • Joe Snuffy
    • Doctor Peterson


    CHS ‘High Honor’ Honor Roll

    Bryanne Albert
    Matthew Ballay
    Nicole Barlow
    Gabe Barten
    Carson Bliss
    Shaun Blocker
    Dezmond Carmickle
    Mazee Casto
    Savanna Cavanaugh
    Brandon Colston
    Reagan Dalke
    Rachel Duer
    Langdon Elliott


    The Sheriff’s Department report printed in Monday’s paper mistakenly stated that Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested for alleged theft. She was not arrested. She was the victim of a reported

    Volunteer corps gives linen to hospital

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps (MHSVC) recently purchased an upgraded linen cart for Memorial Hospital’s Environmental Services Department through the volunteers’ annual gifting


    In Thursday’s Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, acting Herington City Manager Debbie Wendt reportedly said during the recent city commission meeting that Hope and Chapman had not replaced their representatives

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Following are most recent arrests and incidents reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office:
    · Jan. 14 — Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested at 2745 Gulf Road for

    District Court

    Following cases appeared in district court between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    · Joel Michael Gaston pleaded guilty to the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage by a minor on

    Senior center offers op to ‘eat like a king’

    (From left) Dawn Scruby, Karla Riekeman and David Adam will be the kitchen staff for the Abilene Senior Center’s King & Queen Day, to be held Feb. 12. Two names will be picked at random that day

    Coming up in DK County

    Music, pancakes to be served on Valentine’s Day
    All are invited to enjoy pancakes and see "The Wrights in Concert," a family band that aims to bring "music, ministry and meaning to life." The


    $700 scholarship offered
    Chapter CZ of P.E.O. is again offering a $700 scholarship to any senior female high school student who is planning on pursuing a four-year college degree. The scholarship was

    Photos sought for rodeo buckle

    The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee is seeking bull rider photographs for consideration for use on its 2016 Commemorative Belt Buckle.
    Photos should be sent by Feb. 20 to Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee,

    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?