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    Students will plant special garden

    Most everyone has heard of the little house on the prairie.
    How about the little prairie by the school?
    This coming school year, staff at Kennedy Primary School plan to grow a prairie garden as a hands-on way for students to learn science and social

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    Health system board to talk about bad debt

    Financial aid, bad debt and capital expense requests will be discussed at Memorial Health System’s board of directors meeting Tuesday.
    Bad debt refers to medical services that have remained unpaid

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    Boy Scouts earn cycling badges

    Sweat dripped from their faces. Their quadriceps burned. The sun beat down heat upon their shoulders.
    In spite of sizzling temperatures and powerful headwinds, four local boy scouts completed a 50-mile

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    Fourth of July packed with fun

    Eisenhower Park will be bursting with activities Saturday as Abilene’s Parks and Recreation Department rolls out this year’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration."
    Centralized registration

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    Red Cross seeks blood donations

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.
    During June, July and August, there are about two fewer

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    Rural hospitals struggle to survive

    A lot of the hospitals in rural Kansas are called "critical access hospitals." It’s an important designation that the federal government created to maintain access to health care in rural areas.

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    Local sports

    Annual rodeo brings cowboys, cowgirls back to town, this time for competition instead of cattle drives

    Old Abilene hearkens back to its days as a cowtown for four days each summer.

    It’s when the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo stampedes into town, bringing cattle back to the town that saw thousands of them

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    KJRA Rodeo July 4-5

    Kansas Junior Rodeo Association sponsored by 4-C Ministry begins 9 a.m. July 4th and 5th at the Wild Bill Hickok Arena in Abilene.
    More than 60 participants are expected to ride in the two-day kids rodeo.

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    Wave Runner results from swim meet

    Abilene results:
    100-Yard Free
    Girls 9-10 — 2nd Claira Dannefer (9) 2:02.15, 3rd Kamryn Spall (9) 2:03.31, 4th Naomi Dannefer (10) 2:04.43.
    Boys 9-10 — 1st Adam Weishaar (9) 1:43.47, 3rd Conner

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    Abilene Attack wins Salina Tournament

    The Abilene Attack (14U) softball team were the Silver Bracket Champions in the Salina VIP Tournament this weekend.
    The girls went 3-3 for the weekend pulling out three straight wins on Sunday for the

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    Deweese, Cook to speak at forum

    The Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum will be 8:30 a.m. July 8 with guest speakers June DeWeese, coordinator of Kids in Crisis, and Jenny Cook, of OCCK, who will share information

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Department

    Latest reported incidents:
    June 20 — Christy Haskins, of Woodbine, reported a stolen TV and computer.
    June 23 — Bret Roberts, of Abilene, reported a burglary of items in a storage shed.

    Road work to begin

    Travelers driving on Rain Road north of Chapman near the county line can expect delays starting Monday
    Dickinson County Road and Bridge crews will begin chip seal work on that portion of Rain Road, according

    City planning evening spray for mosquitos

    The City of Abilene Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquito control this week.
    If weather (light winds and no rain) permits, the spraying will be done this evening and Wednesday evening.

    Noble Township meeting

    The Noble Township meeting date has changed to the second Saturday of each month, at 7 a.m. in the District 1 Fire station of Chapman.

    Baby beauty contest Saturday

    This year’s Baby Beauty Contest will be Saturday morning.
    The event is sponsored by Learn & Grow Depot child development center in Abilene.
    The Baby Beauty Contest registration starts at 9 a.m.

    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?