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    Helping others just in his nature

    The accomplished pianist doesn’t need a set list. Instead, he lets senior citizens request their favorite hymns.
    "Call it out," he said. "If I don’t know it, I will learn it real fast."
    Doug Engle, piano tuner and friend of the elderly, prefers

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    Fest books 12 music acts

    Abilene’s inaugural 5 Star Arts Festival will feature two stages with artists playing a wide range of music Sept. 25-27.
    The 5 Star Arts Festival is an expansion of last year’s Taste of Abilene

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    Memorial opens Abilene sleep lab

    "Sweet dreams" is a cordial goodnight goodbye, but for many local people, especially senior citizens and overweight individuals, sleep isn’t very sweet.
    That’s why Memorial Health System has

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    County begins initial step toward justice center

    Dickinson County is looking for a firm to provide planning, design and construction services for the proposed Justice Center project.
    Dickinson County Commissioners "got the ball rolling" Thursday by

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    Osland educates Optimists about sleep

    Curtis Osland, owner of Abilene CPAP Sales and Supplies LLC, was the guest speaker at the breakfast Optimist meeting. Osland has worked in the emergency medical services field for 10 years. He explained
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    New trainer to assist with CHS athletes

    Memorial Health System Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine has added a certified athletic trainer to assist Chapman High School athletes at all varsity home and away games during the football season.

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    Local sports

    Young Cowgirls perform at Beloit

    BELOIT — The Cowgirl JV tennis team traveled to Beloit Tuesday.
    ‘It was a great tournament for some of our newer players to get some much needed experience," JV coach Diana Wildman said. "I

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    Kansas State Defensive Depth Chart for Game 1

    Kansas State University Depth Chart
    Game 1 versus South Dakota

    DE 75 Jordan Willis (6-5, 250, Jr.-2L)
    93 Davis Cook (6-2, 255, S0.-SQ)
    DT 95 Travis Britz (6-4, 293, Sr.-3L)
    92 Matt Seiwert

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    Cowboys set to open season against Royal Valley

    Looking to repeat as champions of the North Central Kansas League and to advance into the Class 4A I State playoffs, the Abilene Cowboys kickoff the 2015 season at Cowboy Stadium Friday against the Hoyt-Royal
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    Algae's presence results in alerts, with some Kansas lakes seeing watches or warnings

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning the public — especially those planning on grabbing the family and pets to visit the lake on Labor Day weekend — that several Kansas
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    Beta Sigma Phi

    4-Hers strut their fashions

    School board gets close look at improvements

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    ED corporation wants to fill vacant seat

    Any Abilene resident interested in the economic development of Dickinson County is invited to apply for an open position on the Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation (DKEDC) board.
    The organization

    Hospice plans picnic in park

    Hospice of Dickinson County invites hospice families to "share the journey" with volunteers and staff at the upcoming Celebration of Life Picnic, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Eisenhower Park.

    Abilene Police Department

    The following are the most recent incidents reported by the Abilene Police Dept.:
    · Aug. 4 — Kaylene Harwood, 21, 300 N. Cedar St., reported a wallet and contents stolen, worth

    Support group offered in Herington

    Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County is offering a Bereavement Support Group on Monday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14.
    These classes will be held at the Home Health and Hospice office, 11

    OCCK rep to speak at forum

    The QLC’s monthly community forum will be at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, with guest speaker Jean Gobber, LBSW, family service coordinator for OCCK. Gobber will speak about assisting families in finding help


    The name of Abilene Cowboy senior quarterback Harley Hazlett in Monday’s Sports section was inadvertently misspelled. The Reflector-Chronicle regrets the error.
    In Monday’s newspaper, it was

    Registration open for walk

    Registration is open for Foot Steps To a Cure, an annual walk hosted by Brookdale Abilene in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
    The 3-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Brookdale,

    District court

    Following are cases that appeared in 8th District Court between Aug. 21 and 28:
    · Ginger Ann Burleson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant on

    Genealogy Researchers

    The Dickinson County Genealogy Researchers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Dickinson County Historical Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. 
    Members will share ideas and discuss programs for


    In the Aug. 24th Sports story on AHS Cross Country, freshman Lucas Cook was inadvertently omitted from team roster information provided to the Reflector-Chronicle.
    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?