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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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    News

    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.
    Parents

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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.
    Abilene’s

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    Local sports

    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.
    Nordberg

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    Cowboys 'slam' Braves 68 -48 on the road


    COUNCIL GROVE — It took nearly three quarters, but the Abilene Cowboys sent the Council Grove Braves home with a thundering 68-48 ‘slamming’ defeat Tuesday.
    Abilene worked the pick and

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    Cowgirls fall in OT at Council Grove


    COUNCIL GROVE — Missing easy, open jump shots proved costly to the Abilene Cowgirls Tuesday as they fell 60-57 to the Council Grove Lady Braves in the Council Grove gym.
    Abilene, the eighth ranked

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    Cowgirls secure collar on Bulldogs


    In a matter of seconds, Abilene senior Belle Barbieri scored six points to lead the Abilene Cowgirls to a 68-44 win over the Marysville Bulldogs Friday in the Abilene gym.
    Abilene’s pressure defense

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    Galleries


    Bravo Battery gets new commander


    Grant Photos for Julie


    American Education Week 2015

    Recent Video

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

    Briefly

    CHS ‘High Honor’ Honor Roll

    Freshmen
    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
    Madeline

    Correction

    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

    Correction

    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:
    Arrests
    · 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

    Scholarships

    $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?