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    Advocating for ag

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of four articles detailing the roles local farmers played in the national American Agriculture Movement protests of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Some 40 years ago, American farmers were generally upset with

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    Christmas tradition

    A live nativity scene, free hot chocolate and activities for kids are all part of the Dickinson County Historical Society’ss annual Christmas in the Cabin.
    The program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

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    A sweet hobby

    Brown Memorial Park is hosting a bunch of beehives, and the retirement home is receiving some of the bounty.
    On Wednesday afternoon, local beekeeper and Abilene High School senior Rogan Tokach donated

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    ‘Depot’ hosts special meal

    Learn and Grow Depot child development center recently hosted an annual Thanksgiving feast with a different twist.
    The goal of the meal was to help educate the children and family members on the benefits

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    Family lights up Christmastime

    A local family is using a musical light show to spread the joy of Christmas.
    Eric and Melissa Dannefer and their three children decorated their house and front yard with about 10,000 lights, which wrap

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    Ice storm causes some havoc

    Waves of accumulating freezing rain catch up to trees and power lines across area affecting thousands
    Three waves of freezing rain since Thursday caught up to trees and power lines Saturday night into

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    Local sports

    Cowgirls look to repeat as NCKL Champions

    With its entire starting line up returning from the 2014 team, the Abilene Cowgirls look to repeat as North Central Kansas League champions and to advance to the Class 4A I state tournament in Salina.

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    They are the Champions of Kansas High School Football

    They are the Champions of Kansas High School Football
    Class 6A
    Derby (12-1) 27, OP Blue Valley (10-3) 14
    Class 5A
    Mill Valley (12-1) 35, Bishop Carroll (11-2) 14
    Class 4A I
    Bishop Miege (12-1) 68, Andover

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    Wheat State League final standings and All-League Team

    Wheat State League

    Solomon 6-0 10-2
    Rural Vista 4-1 7-3
    Wakefield 0-1 6-3
    Little 1-4 3-6
    Centre 0-4 4-6

    2015 Wheat State

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    Kansas State rallies late to beat Iowa State 38-35

    Just when it looked like a disappointing season was headed for a new low, Kansas State pulled off an unlikely comeback against Iowa State that will go down as one of the wildest endings of the year.

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    Lactation consultant to speak

    Brenda Bandy, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), will speak at the Quality of Life Coalition’s community forum at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at 300 North Cedar, Ste 202.

    Scheduled meetings:

    · Dec. 1 — County Commission work session on Justice Center, 9:30 a.m.
    · Dec. 1 — Herington City Commission meeting, 6 p.m.
    · Dec. 3 — Dickinson County Commission,

    Lions Club plans soup supper

    The Lions Club of Navarre has scheduled its annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Navarre Community Center.
    The menu includes chili or chicken noodle soup, homemade desserts and coffee or

    Plain Great Players plan party

    The Plain Great Players plan to host a youth holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9. Food, games and a family friendly movie on the new cinema screen at the Great Plains Theatre, 401 Cottage Ave., will

    Christmas Aid Project seeks donations

    Church Women United kicked off their Christmas Aid Project on Oct. 15, soliciting donations from Dickinson County organizations, businesses and individuals for distribution of the funds in the form of

    Health expert speaks in Abilene

    Mary Marrow, of Minnesota’s Public Health Law Center, will speak at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at 300 N. Cedar, Ste. 202, in the United building. Marrow aids grantees in the Kansas Health Foundation’s

    Cookies, coloring for grown-ups

    The next Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups at Abilene Public Library will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. This come and go event is free and open to the public. Coloring pages and some
    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?