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Morning blaze

Kale Strunk sprays water down onto the roof of a vacant house, 301 N.E. Sixth St., this morning. A neighbor called the Abilene Fire Department at 3:45 a.m. to report flames at the vacant house. Fire chief

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Police department promotions


A restructuring of the Abilene Police Department has led to the promotion of three officers, according to Abilene Police Chief Mark Heimer. Shown are (from left) Lt. Jason Wilkins, Lt. Mike Mohn and Detective

Magnets for life


Cadence Enger (left), of Ottawa, and Gabriela Guillen, of Abilene, check out some magnets for sale at the Relay for Life event Saturday night near the Royer Band Shell. See more photos from this weekend’s

USD 435 chooses materials for school


The Abilene USD 435 Board of Education met last week to choose materials for a remodeling project and construction of a new addition at Abilene Middle School.
Keith Blackburn and Charlie Sexton, representatives

Chisholm Trail Festival Saturday


It’s time to saddle up and head to the 36th Annual Chisholm Trail Day Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Heritage Center Museum, 412 S. Campbell.
The admission is $5 per

Big Red One unit heading to Iraq


FORT RILEY — The Department of Defense has identified the 1st Infantry Division as the headquarters unit to deploy as part of the upcoming transition of authority in Iraq.
The deployment involves

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Schardein paces Cowgirls


SALINA — Senior Marissa Schardein finished third in singles play at the Salina South Invitational Tournament to pace the Cowgirls to a third place team finish behind Salina Central and Maize.
Schardein

Cowboys roll past Wamego


WAMEGO — Football people believe that a balanced offense will win you games but a hard hitting; powerful defense will win you championships.
The Abilene Cowboys took both to Wamego Friday night

Cowboys win big at Wamego 25-14


The Abilene Cowboys improved to 4-0 on the season and moved to 3-0 in the North Central Kansas League after posting a 25-14 win over rival Wamego. The Abilene defense came up big in this exciting league

Cowboys travel to Wamego


WAMEGO — Friday marks a pivotal turning point in the North Central Kansas League football standings as Wamego prepares to host the Cowboys.
Abilene heads into contest at 3-0 with wins over Royal

Cowboys fall at Concordia


CONCORDIA — The Abilene junior varsity football team fell to the Concordia Panthers 28-15 Monday.
The Cowboys got a 68 yard kickoff return by Parker O’Neal and a Ryan LaCombe kick as their

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Incidents
Sept 13 — Tanner Dawson and Jessica Swisher were the victims of criminal damage to vehicle windshields at 1404 N. Oak.
Sept 13 — Jay Nelson was the victim of criminal damage to a

Hospital book fair Tuesday, Wednesday

Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps Book Fair will be next week in the lobby of Memorial Hospital, located at 511 N.E. 10th St.
The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and from 7

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?