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    Behind the beauty

    Many people comment on the beauty of the rose garden as they drive by, and take advantage of the swings and other features at Abilene’s three public playgrounds.
    But very few people know how much it actually costs to keep the flowers and fun in

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    News

    Graffiti erased


    The bronze statue of children reading, located in front of the Abilene Public Library, 209 N.W. 4th, was vandalized sometime over the weekend, according to Lt. Jason Wilkins of the Abilene Police Department.
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    Surveys next step toward ‘walkability’


    A local group is moving forward to make Abilene a more walkable community.
    It recently brought the lack of "active transportation" safety to the attention of Abilene’s city commissioners. "Active

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    Acting up?


    Thurman Geissinger, a Great Plains Theatre improvisational acting workshop participant, pretends to play the violin. Though he smiled at the moment this photo was taken, his acting assignment started
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    Stretch that neck


    Impact Sports & Fitness certified fitness instructor Sandy Canfield demonstrates an exercise at the Healthwise 55 luncheon recently at Memorial Hospital. Sandy spoke on the topic "Low Impact Exercise,"
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    Andover grad wins oratory trophy at national competition


    ANDOVER — After hours spent in a hotel room perfecting his speech over cans of RC Cola and episodes of Futurama playing in the background, Kenon Brinkley was named national champion in original
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    Local sports

    Wave Runner results from swim meet


    Abilene results:
    100-Yard Free
    Girls 9-10 — 2nd Claira Dannefer (9) 2:02.15, 3rd Kamryn Spall (9) 2:03.31, 4th Naomi Dannefer (10) 2:04.43.
    Boys 9-10 — 1st Adam Weishaar (9) 1:43.47, 3rd Conner

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    Abilene Attack wins Salina Tournament


    The Abilene Attack (14U) softball team were the Silver Bracket Champions in the Salina VIP Tournament this weekend.
    The girls went 3-3 for the weekend pulling out three straight wins on Sunday for the

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    Sexton, Waters highlight staff at football camp


    Present and former Kansas State University football players along with high school coaches from across the state taught and coached youngsters at the first-of-eight Gridiron Greats Football Camp Thursday
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    Bandits win McPherson Tournament


    The Abilene Bandits 8U baseball team went 5-0 to win the McPherson Summer Slam tournament this past weekend. On Saturday, Abilene defeated McPherson in a one-run game and Kansas Crushers. In bracket
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    Briefly

    City planning evening spray for mosquitos

    The City of Abilene Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquito control this week.
    If weather (light winds and no rain) permits, the spraying will be done this evening and Wednesday evening.

    Noble Township meeting

    The Noble Township meeting date has changed to the second Saturday of each month, at 7 a.m. in the District 1 Fire station of Chapman.

    Baby beauty contest Saturday

    This year’s Baby Beauty Contest will be Saturday morning.
    The event is sponsored by Learn & Grow Depot child development center in Abilene.
    The Baby Beauty Contest registration starts at 9 a.m.

    Diabetes support group to meet in Abilene

    The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m July 7 in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B. Beth Helmerichs, Memorial Health System dietitian and Matt Schlagel, Memorial

    Hospice volunteers meeting in Herington

    Hospice of Dickinson County will host a monthly Hospice Volunteers meeting in Herington.
    The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 6 at the Home Health and Hospice Office, 11 N. Broadway, Herington. This

    Independence Day plans

    A fireworks celebration will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the intersection of Sixth and Western in Woodbine.
    Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be offered by Women

    Consult with agency before breaking new ground

    Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking out new ground for production as doing so without prior authorization may put a producer’s federal farm program benefits

    Jupiter film to be shown at library

    The Abilene Public Library will show a documentary film at noon on Tuesday as part of its summer schedule of Brown Bag Special Documentaries.
    The 50-minute film will feature Jupiter, the giant gas planet

    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?