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    4-H livestock bring $98K

    Livestock raised by Dickinson County 4-Hers sold for more than $98,000 Monday morning during the annual Central Kansas Free Fair premium sale.
    "For the kids, this is the end of their projects and the end of a lot of work," said Jill Martinson, Dickinson

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    City planners support zoning amendment

    Five of Abilene’s planning commissioners voted Monday afternoon to recommend a change in the city’s zoning regulations. Two of the commissioners, Chairman Travis Sawyer and Vice-Chairman Kyle
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    Delegates tour dairy operation

    Today is the Japanese delegates’ last full day in Abilene.
    They leave tomorrow morning at 4 a.m., with suitcases brimming with souvenirs and minds full of memories.
    On Monday, the delegates and

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    Hare fair days

    Dwight Kamm (left), of rural Abilene, and Sara Mischaud, of Mt. Hope, tend to mini lops, which are a type of rabbit, Thursday afternoon at the Abilene Fairgrounds.
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    Students invited to enter contests

    A poster and video contest are open for entries to educate youth on increasing roadway safety and reducing traffic fatalities as part of Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.
    Kansas kids ages 5 to 13 are

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    Ring of Fire to open Friday

    Five of the seven actor-musicians in Great Plains Theatre’s upcoming show, "Ring of Fire," play songs of Johnny Cash that will be performed in the musical tribute show. The musical will feature
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    Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

    Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo
    Abilene, Kan., July 30-Aug. 1
    All-around cowboy: Zeb Chapman, $869, tie-down roping and team roping.
    Bareback riding: 1. Wyatt Denny, 78 points on Andrews Rodeo's Walk Hard, $1,312;

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    Black and Blue team wins derby feature

    Twenty cars entered the arena for the feature performance at Monday nights Demo Derby at Central Kansas Free Fair.
    Twenty cars represented seven teams to appear in the Team Derby finals.
    Drivers pounded

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    Cody Whitehair embraces extra responsibility as Kansas State's left tackle

    Manhattan seemed like a big place to Cody Whitehair when he enrolled at Kansas State four years ago.
    Because of growing up in Abilene, a town of roughly 6,800, the packed streets running through the K-State

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    Champions crowned at Saturday WBHR

    The 70th annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene concluded on Saturday night, with champions crowned in each of seven events.

    A familiar face in the bull riding claimed the title for a second time.

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    School board gets close look at improvements

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    World War II honor ceremony

    The Dickinson County Historical Society and the Abilene Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3279 will hold a short ceremony Saturday to re-dedicate the World War II Honor Roll Board.
    The ceremony will be held

    Hospice offers volunteer training

    Hospice of Dickinson County is looking for caring individuals who want to make a difference in the community. 
    Volunteer training has been scheduled for those interested in becoming hospice volunteers.

    Community forum

    The Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12 in the QLC conference room with guest speaker Brenda Weaver, immunization coordinator and public health

    St. Andrew’s enrollment

    Final enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at St. Andrew’s Catholic School,

    Abilene Police Department

    July 20 — Christopher McCarter, 38, 800 N. Walnut St., was arrested for domestic violence disorderly conduct at 8:30 p.m. at his residence.

    July 23 — Christian McDonald, 22, 1505

    Woman arrested for alleged prostitution

    The Drug Enforcement Unit for the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department and officers of the Abilene Police Department completed a two-week-long investigation of prostitution in Abilene with the

    Fair schedule

    1 p.m. — 4-H/FFA Crops followed by open class
    1 to 4 p.m. — 4-H Miscellaneous (conference judging by schedule) in Sterl Hall
    1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — 4-H/FFA Floriculture in the

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Latest arrests reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department:

    July 8 — Michelle Burger, of Arizona, arrested on Interstate 70 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

    Movie in park

    A movie will be shown at a park in Talmage Aug. 9.
    The free movie, "Big Hero 6," will be shown at 8:45 p.m. at 2970 Main St.
    The event is sponsored by the Talmage United Methodist Church. 
    A snack bar

    Rickenbrodes to celebrate 50th anniversary

    The children of Bill and Carol Rickenbrode invite family and friends to a "come and go" open house in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
    The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the American

    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?