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    Third-graders learn about agriculture

    Callie Unruh, an instructor with the Southwest Dairy Farmers’ mobile dairy classroom, talks to county third-graders Tuesday at the Abilene fairgrounds. Students converged on the fairgrounds from Abilene, Solomon, Chapman, Enterprise, Hope, White
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    Hospital near technology’s forefront

    Abilene’s hospital is near the forefront of technology, at least in the sphere of telemedicine, according to attorney Peter Johnston.
    Johnston, who is Memorial Health System’s legal counsel,

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    Chapman to celebrate Labor Day with parade, multitude of events

    Chapman’s annual Labor Day Parade has passed through the city for more than a century. This year, the afternoon parade Sept. 7 will tie the day’s events together with the theme, "The Trail,
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    ‘Name that crop’

    Kerry Whitehair, president of the Dickinson County Farm Bureau Association, plays "show and tell" with crops he brought to Ag Awareness Day. Most of the students could not name crops correctly. Whitehair
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    Rubbing shoulders with dignitaries

    Ed Pugh (left), owner of Dickinson County Bank, comments, "We’ve got two dignitaries — one elected and one appointed," as he talks with County Commissioner Lynn Peterson (center) and Abilene
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    End of the Trail Quilters’ Guild

    Members of the End of the Trail Quilters’ Guild met for their regular meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 25, at the Presbyterian Church.
    Greeters and quilt holders were Christina Bloom, Karen Lantz, Carla

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    Local sports

    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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    Ertz receives opening QB nod from Snyder

    MANHATTAN — Sophomore quarterback Jesse Ertz will get the opening start for Kansas State Saturday when the Wildcats open against University of South Dakota.
    Bill Snyder addressed news media Tuesday

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    Keehn to transition Chapman tennis program

    CHAPMAN — First year coach Marvin Keehn has the responsibility to transition the Chapman High Tennis program from its previous coach Derek Burns to himself.
    Keehn replaces Burns who left to teach

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    Rural Vista to tot out experience

    HOPE — After finishing 5-4 in the debut of the Rural Vista Heat, head coach Jeff Hostetter looks for his young players to return and take advantage of the experience earned in 2014.
    Hostetter, entering

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    Beta Sigma Phi

    4-Hers strut their fashions

    School board gets close look at improvements

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    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?