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    Loving drones

    Whether he was flying a spy plane across his bedroom or reading a children’s book about experimental aircraft NASA developed in the Cold War, Trevor Witt’s childhood was consumed with flight.
    Now, he flies real planes, and the aviation books

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    ARC earns state honors at event

    Pens were out. Ears were open. Photos were snapped.
    In a conference room full of journalists, everything is a story.
    Staff of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle attended the Kansas Press Association’s

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    Abilene resident transported after crash

    Abilene resident Jeanette Tannahill was transported to Memorial Hospital in Abilene with possible injuries Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 5th and Buckeye, according
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    Oklahoma City holds memorial service

    OKLAHOMA CITY — It was a quiet Sunday morning in Oklahoma City.
    The sky was overcast as people shuffled along to Sunday morning services, while a crowd of more than a thousand stood silently at

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    Quakes seem fewer since limits

    As of last Friday, it had been 11 days since an earthquake rattled south-central Kansas.
    A year ago, that might not have seemed remarkable, but the last time it occurred was actually more than nine months

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    Putting together the puzzle

    June Nold, wife of CASA volunteer Joe Nold, of Abilene, participates in a puzzle contest at CASA’s annual volunteer recognition banquet, Saturday evening at Episcopal Church of the Covenant, Junction
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    Local sports

    Cowboys win at Concordia

    CONCORDIA — By winning 11 of 12 matches at the Concordia Tennis Quad Thursday, the Abilene Cowboys won the quad over Marysville, St. Johns Military and host Concordia.
    "We had a solid day of tennis,"

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    Abilene JV swats Irish tennis

    CHAPMAN — The Abilene Cowboy JV Tennis Team won a dual meet recently at Chapman.
    Abilene scored six points to Chapman’s two.
    In singles, Abilene’s #1 Seqquoyah Morabito defeated Chris

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    Chapman Middle School archers take second place at 3-D tournament

    CHAPMAN — Chapman Middle School’s archery team traveled to Clearwater Saturday to the Ninnescah Bowhunters Club, 6.5 miles west of Clearwater along the Ninnescah River.
    Students were there

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    Batter up! Who is next in the cage?

    Running a baseball program for 200 plus youngsters ages 5 to 18 on a year-to-year basis is not as easy as ABC, but the Abilene Baseball Club has been doing that for almost 15 years.
    Incorporated in 2013,

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    Tax sale set for 2016?

    Work is progressing on the yearly Dickinson County tax foreclosure sale.
    However, the sale may not happen until early 2016, according to Dickinson County counselor Doug Thompson.
    "We can easily do the

    Rural arrests

    A Herington man was arrested in connection with several thefts in rural Dickinson County.
    Tracy A. Hayden, 41, of Herington, was charged with theft of loss or mislaid property.
    The arrest resulted from

    You can ‘can it’

    Are you interested in food preservation? K-State Research and Extension-Dickinson County is hosting "Preserving the Harvest," a canning workshop.
    This workshop will be held May 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at

    Birth announcement — Ella Louise Strunk

    Aaron and Ann Strunk, of Abilene, announce the birth of Ella Louise Strunk, born April 5, 2015, measuring 20 1/2 inches and weighing 7 lb., 8 oz. Grandparents include Tim Strunk of Abilene, Martha Strunk


    Mikiala Jackson’s photo was published next to Taylor Wilson’s quote in the "Love it or leaf it?" story that ran on the front page of Friday’s edition.
    Tina Price was referred to as a

    Unruh Receives Family, Consumer Sciences Scholarship

    K-State Research and Extension would like to congratulate Malorie Unruh, daughter of Kevin and Heather Unruh, on being awarded the Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship of $200. This scholarship is


    Mikiala Jackson's photo was published next to Taylor Wilson's quote in the "Love it or leaf it?" story that ran on the front page of Friday's edition.

    Birthday — Phyllis Newell

    An open house to celebrate Phyllis Newell’s 90th birthday will be held April 28, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. at the home of Barry and Meta West, 2219 W. 1st Street, Abilene, Ks. No gifts please. Friends

    Birth — Savannah Dee Smiley

    Kevin and Stacy Smiley, of Abilene, announce the birth of Savannah Dee Smiley, born March 18 at Salina Regional Health Center. Savannah weighed 7 lb., 3 oz., measured 19 inches long and was welcomed home

    Birth — Brady Joseph Snapp

    BJ and Katie Snapp, of Salina, announce the birth of Brady Joseph Snapp. Brady was born March 27, measuring 20.5 inches and weighing 7 lb., 1 oz. He is welcomed home by brother Braxton Dean Snapp. Grandparents
    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?