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    Trail fest draws large crowd

    Saturday’s Chisholm Trail Festival was a mixture of the past and the present. The Heritage Center opened its doors and yard to guests for the 37th year marking the celebration of early American life and the changes that the Texas beef drives and
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    County cleanup gets 141+ tons

    The Dickinson County transfer station took in 141.26 tons of trash Sept. 24—26 during the fall cleanup.
    Rural and city residents were allowed to dispose of most trash free of charge during the

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    Proscape nursery kicks off fall with annual fest

    A nip in the morning air just added to the day’s atmosphere Saturday morning as Proscape, Inc. nursery welcomed visitors to its annual fall festival.
    By 11 a.m., the walkways between plants, past

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    Neece dedicates purgola to Newtons

    ABOVE: Son-in-law Rick Neece welcomes about 40 people to the dedication ceremony in the rose garden at Eisenhower Park Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was to dedicate improvements to the garden’s
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    Kyle Anderson receives Cooperative Scholarship

    Kyle Anderson, of Abilene, a junior in feed science and management at Kansas State University, has been awarded the Otis and Mary Lee Molz Cooperative Scholarship through the Arthur Capper Cooperative
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    Hite’s team wins tourney

    Glen Hite’s team won the Oct. 1 Senior Center Pool Tournament with 28 games. The team included (from left) Hite, Jane Scott, Tom Meeks, George Herrman, Jim Howie and Dan Morton. Bob Lott’s
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    Dickinson County showdown time

    It has become the football game of the year that Dickinson County residents circle on the schedule. The game when ‘rivalry’ and ‘pride in my school’ takes center stage in the Fall.

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    Darin Boyer to KWU Hall of Fame

    Solomon native Darin Boyer will be inducted into the Kansas Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday in Salina.
    Boyer, a former standout football player for Solomon High School in the late 1970’s

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    Longhorns win against Wamego and Chapman

    The Abilene Middle School 8th grade volleyball teams won matches over Wamego and Chapman Tuesday.
    The A team defeated Wamego 25-9, 25-18 and Chapman 25-15, 25-13.
    Against Wamego, the girls played very

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    Frosh completes sweep of Wamego

    The Abilene High School freshman football team defeated Wamego 38 — 14 Tuesday evening to complete the sweep of the Red Raiders by the Cowboys.
    Abilene received the opening kickoff and after several

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    Huelskamp, Arpke, Moran, Barker to speak in Abilene

    A panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Greyhound Hall of Fame, 407 S. Buckeye in Abilene.
    Kenny Roelofoson will moderate the discussion to include

    Beta Sigma Phi

    The Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the home of Louise Frey (note this is a half-hour earlier than usual). Marge Green is the co-hostess and Meta West is

    District court

    Following court appearances were reported for the period beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 2:
    · Slayde Wyatt Markley received deferred adjudication for purchase/consumption of alcoholic liquor/CMB

    Beyond ‘time out’

    Shana Schmidt, a licensed professional counselor and infant mental health specialist, will teach parents ways to help their children gain self-control and communication skills at free programs in Dickinson

    Need for justice center explained

    The county jail is "a ticking time bomb," Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman told about 40 people attending Wednesday’s public forum on the need for a new justice center.
    He and County Administrator

    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?