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    Railroad accident turns manís life into effort for healthy existence

    A railroading accident turned an Abilene resident’s life upside down. In the aftermath, he found a new focus — healthy living.
    Kent Montgomery, 61, of Solomon, is the Health & Wellness Coalition’s May 2015 Healthy Hero. He was nominated

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    News

    Moran-sponsored bill says when veterans can obtain non-VA care


    The U.S. Senate has approved bipartisan legislation to clarify the circumstances when veterans are allowed to get medical care from their hometown providers at the expense of the U.S. Department of Veterans
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    Shiver & Splash


    Caleb Burt raises his arms out wide in preparation for a pencil plunge, which he performed just after the photo was taken Wednesday afternoon at the Abilene Municipal Swimming Pool, 400 N. Poplar St.
    Emily

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    Abilene Police Department Report


    April 25 — An unknown driver was backing out of a parking stall and struck a menu board at 12:25 p.m. at 1311 N. Buckeye Ave.

    April 27 — Joshua Odell, 34, was slwoing to a stop in traffic.

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    Berndt bidding farewell


    After an enthusiastic two years, a young woman who has served as one of the "faces of Abilene" is closing out her small-town stint and heading for Kansas City.
    Torey Berndt, executive director of the

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    Conservation District celebrates earth week


    The Dickinson County Conservation District was busy during Earth Week, which was April 20 through April 24.
    District Manager Cindy Woofter presented Elderberry seedlings to all of the county’s

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    Local sports

    Solomon sends nine to 2A State Track Meet


    Solomon High School has nine Gorillas heading to the Class 2A State Track Meet. Back row from left: Andrew Meagher (triple jump), Zach Neilson (shot put, javelin), Blake Homman (shot put), Cain Fowles
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    Willey medals at 4A State Golf


    MCPHERSON — Playing his best golf of the season, Abilene senior-to-be Marcus Willey rode into McPherson Wednesday to participate in the rain-delayed Class 4A State Golf Championship.
    Willey claimed

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    AHS and AMS Basketball Camps


    Abilene High School and Abilene Middle School will hold boys basketball camps starting Monday, June 1st and running through Friday June 5th at the Abilene Rec Center.
    Boys entering the 7th and 8th grades

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    Chapman six headed to State Track


    Chapman Track
    Front Row: Ninti Little (qualified in long jump, 100M, 200M), Milea Anderson (qualified in 300M Hurdles), Amber Hahn (qualified in 3200M)
    Back Row: JD Bettles (qualified in pole vault),

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    Galleries


    County winners in beef show


    Frakes Co. Grand Opening


    AHS Graduation 2015

    Recent Video

    • Eisenhower Foundation Duplicate
    • Memorial Art Company
    • Abilene City Hall
    • KCLY Radio
    • Doctor Peterson Duplicate

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    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

    May 7 — Gean Birth struck a "Road Closed" sign at 1:12 p.m. near the intersection of Old Highway 40 and Camp Road.

    May 8 — Hollis Day, Jr., left the roadway and hit highway signs at

    Local group starts June 3

    To find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce, visit DivorceCare in Abilene — a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult

    Mo. car rolls over on Interstate 70

    A car holding four occupants from Missouri went off the right side of the interstate Wednesday afternoon when the driver fell asleep, according to Dickinson County Undersheriff James Swisher.
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    Betz/Diehl Reunion

    The 90th annual Betz/Diehl Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Abilene Senior Citizens Center, 100 N. Elm. A catered meal will be included. RSVP to Donneta Felbush, (785) 479-2299.

    Library announces summer documentary schedule

    Every Tuesday at noon during the months of June and July, the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St., will show a documentary film.
    These films are approximately 50 minutes in length, and are free

    Summer band concerts begin

    Summer in Abilene wouldn’t be complete without the Abilene Municipal Band’s weekly Concert in the Park.
    This year’s season kicks off with a performance at 8 p.m. tonight in the Harold

    No injuries reported in 5-county tornado outbreak

    A storm system produced several mostly short-lived tornadoes Wednesday in western Kansas. Reports began around 3 p.m. in Logan and Lane counties.
    That outbreak lasted more than an hour, with seven tornadoes

    Abilene Police Dept.

    April 26 — Pierce Levy, 5912 Cobb Ave., was the victim of a vicious animal at 8:49 p.m. at 803 S. Buckeye Ave.
    April 28 — Joyce Hoch, 83, 1400 NW Second St., was the victim of the theft

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    April 30 — Jennifer Twomey, 31, 245 S. Broadway, Salina, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 9 p.m. at 1903 N. Buckeye Ave.
    May 1 — Ranie D. Grebin, 25,

    Coming up for kids

    Abilene Bible Baptist Church invites you to come join in the adventures of Camp Kilimanjaro at Vacation Bible School.
    The "camp" will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. June 8 through 12 at 409 N. Van Buren

    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?