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Coming home again

After honing her dance and fitness skills in Canada and Arizona, hometown girl Jess Polzella is opening a studio in Abilene.
Jess’ studio will include dance classes for boys and girls ages 4 and up, as well as ballet fitness classes for adults.

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Hoping for solutions to loss of funding

Members of the Abilene Unified School District 435 Board of Education were subdued yesterday evening as they learned how cuts in state funding financially could affect Abilene schools.
During a special

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Bill allowing concealed carry without permit gets OK

TOPEKA (TNS) — A bill that would enable Kansans to carry concealed firearms without requiring training or a background check won initial approval in the Kansas Senate on Wednesday.
SB 45 would make

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Parents as Teachers program in peril

HUTCHINSON (TNS) — Twins Olivia and Tanner Menefee, age 2 1/2, practiced their eye and hand coordination Wednesday afternoon in the family living room, under the supervision of parent educator Louise
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Tales of the trail

Michael Hook, historian of the Seelye Mansion, talks with Theresa Weishaar (right) at the Chisholm Trail Community Gathering on Wednesday evening in the Abilene Civic Center. Watch the Reflector-Chronicle
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Local sports

Chapman qualifies four for State

CHAPMAN — The Chapman wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the state tournament at the Hays Regional Saturday.
Junior Jason Zook (285) won three of his four matches by pins on his way to

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Cowboys remain undefeated in NCKL with win over Irish

CHAPMAN — The Abilene Cowboys have accomplished two of their preseason goals and that was to win the North Central Kansas League and win the 71-56 win over rival Chapman Tuesday, they are the undefeated
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Cowgirls survive Chapman 47-45

CHAPMAN — The Dickinson County rivalry game between Abilene and Chapman turned into an old fashioned barnburner in the District Gym at Chapman Tuesday.
The Cowgirls hung on to defeat the Fighting

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Cowboys have 'Unfinished Business' preparing for State

The Abilene Cowboy wrestling team proudly wears tee shirts with Unfinished Business boldly across the top.
That has been the theme or the goal of this program since last year’s state tournament

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Christmas Kickoff Weekend 2014

'Abilene Musical'

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CHS scholarship

Applications for the 2015 Chapman Supper Club Scholarship are now available. Past recipients may reapply. The application does not require financial information.
The 2014 scholarship was awarded to Lauren

Diabetes support group to meet Tuesday

The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 3, in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room formerly was referred to as Conference Room 4).
Sandy Canfield,

Linda Bankes to speak at Ladies Literary League

Linda Bankes is scheduled as the program for the Feb. 26 meeting of the Ladies Literary League, to be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library.

Sunny Sues club news

Sunny Sues Extension Education Unit met Feb. 13 at Phyllis Perry’s home. Roll call was answered by nine members on "what Valentines Day I remember the most."
The lesson was given by Chelsi Myer

Volunteer meeting

Hospice of Dickinson County will host the monthly Hospice Volunteers meeting in Herington at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the new Hospice office, 11 N. Broadway.
This meeting time will be a work night

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?