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    ‘Godspell’ this weekend

    The Great Plains Theatre’s new education director has worked with youth theatre in Omaha and New York, but he’s impressed with the talent in Abilene.
    Mark A. Robinson, who has 20 years of experience focusing his energy on youth theatre, is

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    A capital type of decision

    Kansas school districts have a capital outlay fund that can only be used for things such as building maintenance, construction and equipment purchases.
    Last week, the Abilene USD 435 Board of Education

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    Longtime teacher saying so long

    Desiring her students to have a lifelong love of art has always been the wish of long-time Abilene art teacher Alicia Holaday.
    Holaday will exit the classroom at the end of the current school year but

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    Dishin' up guac

    Bob Brazil (left), chief operating officer of Memorial Health System, dishes up some guacamole at the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce Cinco de Mayo-themed open house on Tuesday at Village Manor. Meanwhile,
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    Bestselling author to touch on Nazis, ISIS

    Robert M. Edsel, Founder and Chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will be the keynote speaker at the Victory in Europe (VE-Day) 70th Anniversary Commemoration marking
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    Kansas, Florida against Medicaid expansion

    TOPEKA — Kansas will join a brief in support of a lawsuit brought against the Obama administration by the state of Florida, Gov. Sam Brownback said in a statement Monday.
    The Centers for Medicare

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    Local sports

    Stalder, Berry pitch wins for Cowboys

    Playing through intermittent rain showers in the second game of the Dickinson County Showdown, the Abilene Cowboys finished a two-game sweep of the Chapman Fighting Irish.
    Abilene took the opener 6-1

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    Bearcat Relay results for Hope High School

    Bearcat Relay results for Hope High School

    Brian Lauxman — 3rd Javelin 113-4.
    Brantly Floyd — 6th Javelin 103-00.
    Kade Elliott — 1st 2-Mile 11:58.24, 3rd Triple Jump 35-6.5, 5th

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    Barlow named to All-MIA Tennis Team

    TOPEKA — Washburn men’s tennis team had four players named to the All-MIAA team last week, highlighted by a first-team selection of Matt Barlow.
    Barlow, a product of Abilene High School, competed

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    Personal bests and photo finishes at Beloit Relays

    BELOIT — The Abilene and Chapman High School track teams competed at the always-super competitive Beloit Relays Friday.
    The Cowboys scored 110 teams points to finish second to host Beloit in the

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    Memorial service for Jason Southern

    A memorial service for Jason Randy Southern, 42, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at First Christian Church in Abilene.


    In Monday’s story about the identification of Jason Southern, his age was incorrectly provided to the Reflector.
    Southern was 42 years old at the time he went missing from his Abilene residence

    Abilene Prayer Breakfast

    The 18th annual Abilene Prayer Breakfast celebrating the National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 7 at Sterl Hall. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., followed by program at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $7

    Gunmen shot in Texas

    Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack Sunday outside a controversial Dallas-area event where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim Prophet Muhammad,

    90th birthday open house for Jay Kramer

    Jay Kramer will be honored with a come and go 90th birthday open house from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Community Building in Longford. Cards may be sent to 521 Kansas Ave., Longford, KS 67458.

    Chamber fiesta

     The public is invited to attend a Chamber Business After Hours social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Village Manor, 705 N. Brady. The theme for the event is Cinco de Mayo. 
    Refreshments will be served

    Diabetes support group to meet

     The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4). The guest

    Penner to address tourism luncheon

    Marci Penner, well known advocate of tourism will be guest speaker at the annual Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon on Friday, May 8 in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard.
    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?