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    Ed board looks at new school look

    In three months, Abilene fourth and fifth graders are scheduled to start 2016 in Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School, Abilene’s newest facility in 40 years.
    Superintendent Denise Guy told the USD 435 Board of Education Monday night that the

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    County seeks grant to move bridge

    Dickinson County is hoping to get a grant from the Kansas Historical Society to move the 111-year-old Wilson Bridge, but before the county can submit an application it has to be "pre-approved."

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    Hearing small business concerns

    Kenny Roelofsen (left) of Abilene Machine, 407 Old Highway 40, tells Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-1st District) and his son Alexander, about the business. Francine Kiefer (far right), a Congressional
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    Eisenhower Foundation launches national campaign

    The Eisenhower Museum will be changing in the future "to reintroduce Ike and Mamie" to future generations, announced Board of Trustees Chairwoman Ann Brownell Sloane during Friday evening’s Eisenhower
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    Church to celebrate 135 years

    Mt. Pleasant Church will celebrate its 135th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 18. Planned festivities include a brief historical slide presentation as well as special music and a luncheon during the day.

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    AHS senior embarks on new project

    Abilene High School senior Gehrig Geissinger is beginning a new project, this time to help others.
    Geissinger has already spearheaded the L.O.N.E. Rangers, a group of volunteer students who make it their

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    Local sports

    Football District Assignment for 2016-2017

    Abilene High School Director of Athletics Will Burton announced the 2016 — 2017 Class 4A District football assignments.
    In 2016, Abilene’s district games will be Oct. 14 versus Wamego, Oct.

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    Cowboys on verge of back-to-back undefeated titles

    The Abilene Cowboys (4-0) will begin play week six of the football season knowing they have at least a share of the North Central Kansas League title. With a win Friday over 2-1 Clay Center the Cowboys
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    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)

    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)
    4A I
    1. Bishop Miege 11-8 (1)
    2. McPherson 21-6 (2)
    3. Louisburg 22-10 (4)
    4. Abilene 19-4 (5)
    5. Hays 19-3 (3)
    6. Basehor-Linwood 18-8 (7)
    7. Andale 17-10 (6)
    8. Circle 18-4

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    Tennis team prepares for regionals

    After wrapping up the championship of their Invitational Tournament, the attention of the Abilene Cowgirl tennis shift immediately shifted to the upcoming regional tournament in Lindsborg.
    Three Abilene

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    Police still investigating shoplifting

    Abilene Police Lieutenant Mike Mohn said Monday morning that a third person is being investigated in the Thursday shoplifting incident at Aksent.
    He said the investigation is ongoing after a further look

    Brown bag special to feature code talkers

    The Abilene Public Library will host a brown bag special documentary film, "Navajo Code Talkers — The Epic Story," at noon Tuesday, Oct. 13. More than 400 Navajo were recruited by the U.S. Marine

    APT hosts luncheon

    To celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, which is October, Abilene Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, 103 NW 15th St., will host a patient appreciation day on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Free lunch will be served

    DAR turns 100

    The Abilene Chapter DAR will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Mr. K’s Farmhouse. The chapter will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in February 2016.
    Any woman 18 years or older who can


    The Abilene High School Debate Team is seeking volunteers to judge high school debate rounds at the AHS Home Debate Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10. Megan Hagaman, director of debate and forensics at

    Abilene Police Department

    · Sept. 19 — Dalton T. Weaver, male, 23, 820 S. Washington St., Junction City, was arrested for failure to yield, refusing an alcohol test, driving under the influence and driving

    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?