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The smell of burnt rubber hung in the air, and skid marks were apparent for more than 800 feet.
A semi truck T-boned a small car and pushed it for a block and a half on Buckeye Avenue Thursday afternoon. Three passengers rode in the car. No one was injured.
Ford

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News

Teacher knows value


Six years ago, Abilene High School was collecting small amounts of blood.
But in the last five years, AHS has become a competitive blood collection organization.
Before biological science teacher Molly

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Closer to tear down


It seemed as if it was a good sign when 20 people showed up in late February to look for salvage items in two houses slated for demolition by Dickinson County.
But only two people submitted bids totaling

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Dickinson County residents receive $3.5 million from IRS


ST. LOUIS — Last year 1,595 working individuals and families in Dickinson County received more than $3.5 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).
An average of $2,225.
"The EITC can put an

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Tax incentives for artists?


When the 1951 flood swept through north Topeka, the business district never quite recovered.
As the decades went by, locals called the area "Noto," a derogatory term using the first two letters of North

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Best in business


The chamber banquet was an evening of honor, as people who have contributed to the community through their business efforts and volunteerism were recognized last week in front of a crowd of more than
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Local sports

Abilene scores 45 second half pointsCowboys march to sub-state championship Saturday


TOPEKA — With their sights set squarely on the sub-state championship, the Abilene Cowboys used a powerful second half performance and put away the Wamego Red Raiders 68-47 in the opening round
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Top seed Cowgirls play Ottawa Friday


TOPEKA — Striving to win at the state level, the Abilene Cowgirls grabbed the number one seed of the Topeka Hayden Class 4A-I sub-state basketball tournament beginning Friday.
Abilene (15-5) will

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Cowboys draw second seed play Wamego for third time


TOPEKA — Of the three teams Abilene might face in the 4A sub-state tournament at Hayden High School, the Cowboys drew a very familiar foe in the first round.
With seeding announced Saturday, Abilene

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Bennington ends Solomon's season


SOLOMON — The Bennington Bulldogs got revenge against the Solomon Gorillas for the 53-50 loss it suffered in the Solomon gym in late February.
The third meeting of the two schools this season resulted

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Galleries


March 2-6


Sam and his grandpa


Christmas Kickoff Weekend 2014

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Junior librarian volunteers needed

Abilene Public Library is seeking 10 youth 13 or older to serve as Jr. Librarian Volunteers during the 2015 Summer Reading Program.
Junior Librarian Volunteers will work 1 to 2 hours per week at assigned

Card shower Pat Phelps

Pat Phelps, who has recently been in the hospital and is currently in recovery at Lakepoint Rehab Center, is having a birthday on March 17. Cards may be sent to her in care of Kelly Groom, 901 Sandalwood

Modern Millies

Modern Millies E.E.U. will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Judy Anguiano.

ABWM News

ABWM ladies of Enterprise First Baptist Church hosted a Valentine Dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the church basement.
A delicious meal of spaghetti, meat sauce, salad, bread and cherry dessert was served

Beta Sigma Phi

The Preceptor Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mr. K’s Farmhouse. RSVP regrets to Carol Fick.

Corrections

Connie Welborn’s vehicle was towed by Absolute Towing, in contrast to the service mentioned in Monday’s edition.
Jerry Jacobson’s retirement reception drew more than 200 attendees, in

Soup lunch, supper

Elmo Soup Luncheon
St. Columba Church in Elmo will held its annual soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 15.
The luncheon will include chicken noodle and chili soups, ham and turkey sandwiches,

Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Abilene Girl's Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Johnson Community to hold March get-together

The Johnson Community will meet for its March get-together at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Abilene Plaza Apartments.
The meal will be potluck and members are to bring their own table service. Drinks will be

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?