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    Auction raises funds for St. Andrew’s School

    St. Andrew’s Elementary Teachers Elizabeth Baier (center) and Kristi Anguiano use their "Vanna White"-esque skills to show auction items while auctioneer Byron Bina (left) calls for the highest bidder. The winter wonderland-themed event raised
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    Historical society hosts 7th annual art show

    Nearly 200 people had walked through the doors — and the doors had only been open 30 minutes.
    A half hour later, cars were still pulling up outside the Heritage Center carrying passengers stopping

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    Board plans to plant tree at new school

    A new tree for a new school — that is the idea of the Abilene Tree Board, which is planning a planting at Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School.
    The planting will be coordinated with Arbor Day,

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    Rotary gives 3rd-graders dictionaries for 10th year

    Each year since 2006, the Abilene Rotary Club has presented a 860-page hardcover, color photo illustrated dictionary to every third grade student in the Abilene, Chapman and Solomon school districts.
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    Election ordinances on city’s agenda

    Abilene city commissioners will consider approval of two ordinances relating to upcoming elections and repealing Charter Ordinance 10 when they meet in regular session Monday afternoon at the public library.
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    Snowstorm postpones county trip to see jails

    Dickinson County officials were planning a trip to Nebraska earlier this week to tour jail facilities and learn more about the architect selected to head the county’s Justice Center project.

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    Local sports

    Cowgirls secure collar on Bulldogs

    In a matter of seconds, Abilene senior Belle Barbieri scored six points to lead the Abilene Cowgirls to a 68-44 win over the Marysville Bulldogs Friday in the Abilene gym.
    Abilene’s pressure defense

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    Cowboys hold off Bulldog charge

    When you are ranked in the top of Class 4A wearing Abilene across your chest every team is going to give it their best effort of the season.
    For the Abilene Cowboys this season it has meant facing teams

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    SES Trojans roar past Chapman Fighting Irish

    Southeast of Saline roars past Irish

    The Southeast of Saline Trojans took a 9-0 lead in the early stages of the first quarter and roared past the Fighting Irish 74-52 Friday in Gypsum.

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    Solomon wins two over Rural Vista

    Rohleder leads Lady Gorillas past Heat

    Carley Rohleder led the Lady Gorillas in a 51-40 Wheat State League victory over the Rural Vista Lady Heat Friday in Hope.
    Kayla Webb and Brooke Homman added 11

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

    Grant Photos for Julie

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    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Following are most recent arrests and incidents reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office:
    · Jan. 14 — Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested at 2745 Gulf Road for

    District Court

    Following cases appeared in district court between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    · Joel Michael Gaston pleaded guilty to the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage by a minor on

    Senior center offers op to ‘eat like a king’

    (From left) Dawn Scruby, Karla Riekeman and David Adam will be the kitchen staff for the Abilene Senior Center’s King & Queen Day, to be held Feb. 12. Two names will be picked at random that day

    Coming up in DK County

    Music, pancakes to be served on Valentine’s Day
    All are invited to enjoy pancakes and see "The Wrights in Concert," a family band that aims to bring "music, ministry and meaning to life." The


    $700 scholarship offered
    Chapter CZ of P.E.O. is again offering a $700 scholarship to any senior female high school student who is planning on pursuing a four-year college degree. The scholarship was

    Photos sought for rodeo buckle

    The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee is seeking bull rider photographs for consideration for use on its 2016 Commemorative Belt Buckle.
    Photos should be sent by Feb. 20 to Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee,

    Historical society to host annual student art show

    Art created by kindergarten through 12th grade students in Dickinson County will be on display at the Heritage Center in Abilene Feb. 7-14.
    The seventh annual arts show sponsored by the Dickinson County

    Teen may face armed robbery charges

    A 15-year-old male was taken into custody Thursday following an alleged armed robbery at Casey’s General Store, 201 S. Buckeye Avenue about 11:50 a.m. that day.
    Abilene police officers responded

    Crime of the week

    During the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, Herington Lanes located on West Main Street in Herington was burglarized.
    The suspect forcibly entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount

    CHS Honor Roll

    Coye Crane
    Kennedy Davis
    Ashley Dyer
    Chance Hayden
    Alexandra Hoelscher
    Schailynne Huber
    Chase Hunter 
    Nikoli Jury
    Ashley Knowles
    Lozano Lovett
    Dylan Meyer
    Renee Milleson
    Tristian Moreland

    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?