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    Pair driving classic Hudson across states

    Stopping on small town streets and at major bridge projects from Boston to Phoenix, a pair of people who are passionate about public works are using a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 to display the rustiness of America’s aging infrastructure.
    Dan McNichol,

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    News

    History preservation workshop


    Abilene Public Library will host a preservation workshop by Allana Saenger-Parker at 7 p.m. June 18 in the library, 209 NW Fourth St.
    Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.

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    Farm Service Agency seeks candidates


    The Dickinson County Farm Service Agency committee is seeking interested farmers to serve as candidates for the local county committee election to be held this fall.
    Nomination forms must be postmarked

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    Rural kids more likely to out-earn parents


    People who grew up poor in many rural counties in Kansas have a better chance of moving into the middle class than those who grew up in urban areas such as Wichita, a study shows.
    The study found that

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    School board sells carpentry house


    Nearly every year the Abilene High School carpentry students build a house, which is sold at auction at the end of the school year.
    Based on the past four houses sold, the district has come out ahead

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    History teacher closes his ‘book’


    After following the same routine for 35 years, this American history teacher is still making plans for his daily life in retirement.
    For Abilene Middle School social studies teacher Ben Ines, following

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    Local sports

    Curry Sexton & Jake Waters to be putting on football camps around the state


    Manhattan — Curry Sexton & Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State’s most impactful
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    UAB reinstates football program


    The University of Alabama-Birmingham reinstated its football program.
    "We are in a different position," UAB president Ray Watts said Monday, a reversal from the announcement of the termination of the

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    Abilene Rebels open season with sweep of Herington


    The Abilene Rebels Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team opened up their season with a home sweep of Herington last Friday night. Abilene won the opener 12-1 in five innings and took the nightcap 10-0
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    Davidson 5th for K-State


    Dwight Davidson, Hope, placed 5th at the Big 12 Track and Field meet for K-State throwing the javelin. Regionals were this weekend in Austin, Texas.
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    Galleries


    County winners in beef show


    AMS Night of the Stars 2015


    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

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    County sets public hearing to vacate right-of-way in Elmo

    A petition to vacate public right-of-way in Elmo will be the topic of a public hearing Thursday, June 18 during the Dickinson County Commission meeting.
    John and Linda Donnelly are asking the county to

    Personnel changes in Abilene schools

    Abilene High School science teacher Justin Amos has resigned his position.
    The resignation was one of numerous personnel changes approved by the Abilene USD 435 Board of Education at recent special meetings.
    Two

    Agency urges caution when groundbreaking

    Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with Farm Services Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Serives before breaking out new ground for production.
    Doing so without prior authorization

    Bill limits local control of gun sellers

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate sent the governor a bill Monday to limit local government control over gun sellers.
    The bill also would allow convicted former juveniles to obtain concealed-weapons permits.

    Coming up in town

    Rebecca Stoffer of the Mother’s of Preschoolers program will speak at the Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum at 8:30 a.m. June 10 at 300 N. Cedar St., Ste. 209 in Abilene.

    World Elder Abuse Awareness

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
    The purpose

    Foiled crime in Kansas

    A 39-year-old Papa John’s pizza delivery man was delivering pizza in the 4900 block of East Morris at around 8:15 p.m. Saturday when a robbery attempt was made.

    When the delivery man arrived at

    IKE plates hit road

    I LIKE IKE Kansas license plates are hitting the road, providing an opportunity to honor the 34th President of the United States and Abilene native while supporting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation. 
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    Youth Improv Comedy Show

    If you enjoy youth and laughter, come join our improv troupe, The Best Medicine, for some fun.
    The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 at First United Methodist Church; 601 N. Cedar St.
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    Emmanuel VBS

    Kids going into pre-kindergarten through fifth-grades are invited to "A Gift of Christmas," a summer-time holiday celebration held 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week at
    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?