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    4-Hers’ cupcakes draw huge crowd

    Cupcakes bring crowds.
    That was apparently what occurred Friday at the 4-H Favorite Foods Show, held at 5 p.m. at Sterl Hall.
    In prior years, the annual baking and food styling competition brought about 20 audience members, but this year, more than

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    News

    School district reviews strategic plan goals, pillars


    In June 2013, Abilene USD 435 brought about 70 people together for a strategic planning session.
    That group — composed of community members from all walks of life — told district officials

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    National Day of the Cowboy celebrated


    Gunfighters, stage drivers, locomotive engineers, dance hall girls and speakers dressed in Old West costumes filled Old Abilene Town Saturday and Sunday for the 16th annual National Day of the Cowboy
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    Gunfighters travel to Junction City


    "Oak Tree," "Moses," "Jim Smith," "Cody Wilds," "Tincup" and "Danny Boy" showed up in Junction City Saturday with a plan to gun each other down.
    The six members of the Old Abilene Town Gunfighters were

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    Christmas in July at Depot


    Santa stopped by to visit children Friday at Learn and Grow Depot in Abilene to wrap up a week of Christmas in July activities. The kids enjoyed a pool party while Santa visited and ate sugar cookies
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    Brownback appoints new secretary, expands budget director’s role


    TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback has elevated Sarah Shipman to the post of secretary of Administration.
    Shipman, a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, has served as deputy secretary and

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    Local sports

    Goodwin ready for Shrine Bowl


    Abilene High School graduate Dalton Goodwin was selected to play for the West Squad in the 42nd Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
    Goodwin, a North Central Kansas League

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    Abilene Rebels play in wood-bat tournament


    CHAPMAN — The Abilene Rebels 16-18 years-old baseball team competed in the Chapman Wood Bat Tournament last weekend.
    Thursday the Rebels went 1-1 in pool play, defeating Chapman 3-0 and falling

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    Commentary: When will Bill Snyder retire?


    When Bill Snyder was named head coach at Kansas State on Nov. 30, 1988, his fellow conference coaches were Barry Switzer, Pat Jones, Tom Osborne, Bill McCartney, Glen Mason and Jim Walden. Wood Widenhofer
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    Kansas State's Dante Barnett, Glenn Gronkowski, Cody Whitehair make preseason All-Big 12 team


    Three Kansas State football players made the Big 12’s preseason all-conference team, the league announced Wednesday.
    Senior safety Dante Barnett, senior left tackle Cody Whitehair and junior fullback

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    Galleries


    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015


    4th of July Pedal pull #1


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    Briefly

    Central Kansas Free Fair

    PRE FAIR SCHEDULE
    Today
    All day — 4-H Fashion Revue Judging-Constructed and Purchased at Emmanuel Church
    7 p.m. — Public Fashion Revue and King/Queen Coronation at Emmanuel Church

    FAIR

    Abilene Police Department

    ARREST

    July 17 — Clinton Rice, male, 32, 201 S. Cherry St., was arrested for domestic violence battery at 8:23 p.m. at 201 S. Cherry St.

    INCIDENTS

    July 5 — Audrey McGrath, 82, 312 N.

    Boat, jet ski collide at Cheney Lake

    Three people may be injured due to a boat and jet ski accident at Cheney Lake Sunday evening.
    At 8:36 p.m., a boat and jet-ski collided near Hobie Beach, according to Reno County dispatch officials.

    Pre-Fair Schedule

    SATURDAY
    9 a.m. (by club schedule) — Conference judging of arts and crafts, home environment, photography, woodworking, electric-electronics, space technology, entomology, geology and forestry

    City sets mosquito spraying schedule

    City Public Works crews will again be spraying next week to control mosquitos.
    Weather permitting, spraying to control mosquitoes will be done Sunday and Monday, Public Works Director Lonnie Schrader

    New Trail changes time

    Due to the heat, New Trail Fellowship Cowboy Church has moved the starting time for Sunday morning worship to 10 a.m. This change will be in effect immediately, until sometime in the fall.
    "Wake up just

    Abilene Police Department

    July 11 — Efrain Moreno-Morales, male, 26, 419 NE 14th St., and Hernando Santos-Cruz, male, 28, 301 Charles Road, were arrested for transporting an open container at 1:47 a.m. at 1400 N. Olive

    State cash reserves estimate lowered

    The state’s cash balance could be even smaller next June than lawmakers realized when they approved a tax plan in June.
    When lawmakers left Topeka last month, it was with the understanding the state

    Youth comedy troupe to perform Saturday evening

    The Great Plains Theatre's youth comedy troupe, The Best Medicine, will provide laughs and fun for all ages at "The Best Medicine — Improv Comedy." The show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at First

    Pre-Fair Schedule

    FRIDAY
    5 p.m. — Favorite Food Show in Sterl Hall
    SATURDAY
    9 a.m. (by club schedule) — Conference judging of arts and crafts, home environment, photography, woodworking, electric-electronics,

    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?