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    A sure sign of spring

    Spring has sprung, with tuliptrees in full bloom. This tree flourishes in front of First Baptist Church, 501 N. Spruce. The tuliptree’s springtime "flower show" is one reason the Arbor Day Foundation lists the species as one of its 21 candidates
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    Costly expense for Dickinson County


    By Kathy winter of 2014-15 was pretty cold in this part of Kansas, but didn’t include much precipitation.
    Dickinson County road crews were out a few times

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    Remains still unidentified


    Skeletal human remains discovered last week in rural Dickinson County are still unidentified.
    Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman said Tuesday the remains were moved Friday from a lab in Kansas City

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    Carrying the cross


    It spent the last year in hibernation, leaning against a closet wall.
    Now, the 8-foot cross used in local ceremonies has been brought forth for Good Friday.
    Several local churches are sponsoring a community

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    Paralyzed boy rebuilding hope after shooting


    Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry’s grip tightens as he pulls his body from his wheelchair toward the walker positioned in front of him. With a quick upward thrust — and a little assist from his physical
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    Itís jokestersí day


    Don Haynes goes to great lengths to pull a good April Fools’ Day prank.
    Today he planned to hide his grandson’s truck so he would think it was stolen.
    "I’m ornery," said Haynes.
    The

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    Local sports

    Barrel Racing her way onto a buckle


    ABILENE — An Abilene cowgirl has followed her mother’s footsteps onto a rodeo buckle.

    Micah Samples, barrel racer from Abilene, Kan, has been chosen as the barrel racer on the 2015 Wild

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    Defensive depth could be key for Cowboys


    The Abilene Cowboys should have experience and depth on its opening day roster for the 2015 baseball season.
    Colton Mills, Chase Stalder and Wyatt Youtsey will lead seven seniors, five juniors, three

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    All-State Recognition


    Abilene junior Cara Donley leads a standout group of Dickinson County basketball players to receive recognition from two of the states largest newspapers.
    The Topeka Capital Journal named Donley to the

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    Johnson, Berven, Koop return to lead Cowboys


    Mike Jantz begins his second season as the head coach of Abilene High Schools Boys Tennis Team and will be looking for seniors Gabe Johnson and Reggie Koop and sophomore Jacob Berven to guide the Cowboys
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    Wheat crop appears slightly better than last year

    The winter wheat crop is in slightly better condition this year than at the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    As of last week, the crop for the state is rated as: 4

    MHS board meeting

    Notice is hereby given that members of the Memorial Health System Board of Directors will hold a work session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 in the MHS Board Room, at Memorial Hospital.

    Wind farm secures agreement to get onto power grid

    DODGE CITY — Capital Power has secured an interconnection agreement for its planned Bloom Wind wind farm near Dodge City.
    The 180 megawatt capacity project is about 10 to 12 months away from starting

    Karen Cooper to lead free workshop

    Local artist Karen Cooper will lead a printmaking workshop at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Abilene Public Library. Those interested in attending may sign up by calling (785) 263-3082, or stopping by the Library.

    Maundy Thursday

    A Community Maundy Thursday Service will be hosted by New Basel U.C.C†at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tim Johnson, Pastor Mark Stanger and Rev. Don Schroeder will conduct the service. Everyone is welcome.

    Geary County dodges potential Ebola case

    JUNCTION CITY — The Geary County Health Department was on its toes after a potential Ebola patient had stopped in Junction City earlier this month.
    "The patient did not have Ebola, but had travelled

    Willowdale 4-H Minutes

    The Willowdale 4-H meeting was held at 7 p.m. Sterl Hall on March 9. The meeting was called to order by Rogan Tokach, and the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge was led by Alice Bathurst and Megan

    Local author to speak at public library

    Local author and Kansas State University Salina Professor Patricia Ackerman will be at the Abilene Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 for a program about her recent book, "Marymount College

    Childbirth class

    Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center is offering a Childbirth Education Class comprised of two class sessions. The sessions will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 13 and 14 in Conference Room B (formerly

    CNA class to be held at Manor

    Get started in your nursing career now by registering for a CNA class.† Village Manor in Abilene will host a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class April 1 to May 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
    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?