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    Like a doggy fashion show, the canines showed each side of their coats and stood with their best posture in front of a large crowd.
    But instead of high-energy music in the background, the soundtrack to their show was the bid calling of an auctioneer.
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    A Traditional farm Life


    Greetings from Enterprise, dear friends! The heavenly aroma of overturned earth filled our nostrils this week as our garden patch was worked again in preparation for spring planting to begin in earnest.
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    Meals on Wheels volunteers receive honors


    Mary Amess, chairman of the Village Manor Meals on Wheels program, thanks the volunteers during a recognition held at Village Manor, where the meals are prepared daily. Mary read a letter written in 1992
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    Finishing the fight


    Students at McKinley Elementary School participate in this year’s "relay recess," known as "Finish the Fight," as part of Relay for Life. From April 20-24, students brought money from home to donate.
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    Dalton receives scholarship


    Kevin Dalton, Abilene, has been awarded a nursing service scholarship. Memorial Health System will sponsor Kevin while he pursues his LPN certification/licensure at Hutchinson Community College. 
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    The ABC’s of dancing


    Destiny Tech (center) and other students in the ABC afterschool program "run like the kitty" recently as instructed by an exercise video displayed on a projector screen in the gym at Garfield Upper Elementary
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    Whitehair is a K-State captain


    Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder announced prior to Saturday's Purple/White Spring Game at Sporting Park that five seniors - offensive lineman Cody Whitehair, safety Dante Barnett, defensive
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    Johnson wins Salina Invitational


    SALINA — Playing possibly his best tennis of the season, Abilene senior Gabe Johnson took the singles championship of the Salina South Invitational Thursday.
    Johnson had a perfect day defeating

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    Irish takes two from Republic County


    BELLEVILLE — The Chapman Irish softball team slammed Republic County Friday for two wins.
    Daryan Weis led a 16 hit attack with a homerun to power the Lady Irish to a 12- 0 win in the opener. Abby

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    Cowgirls split with Clay Center


    CLAY CENTER — Shortstop Allie Beswick kick-started the Abilene Cowgirl softball team with a fence clearing shot Tuesday in the fifth inning at Clay Center.
    Beswick’s homerun came with two

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    Volunteer fundraiser this week

    The MHS Volunteer Corps HCI fundraiser offers factory-direct designer accessories including purses, jewelry, collegiate scarves and other items. You will find great savings when you shop at the Memorial

    Chamber celebration of Cinco de Mayo

    The public is invited to attend a Chamber Business After Hours social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Village Manor, 705 N. Brady. The theme for the event is Cinco de Mayo. 
    Refreshments will be served

    AHS Class of ‘60

    The Abilene High School class of 1960 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday morning. Stop by to see the rest of the class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 2 at the Hitching Post in Abilene.

    Dickinson County Democrats

    Dickinson County Democrats monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 at the Pizza Hut in Abilene. Guest speaker will be Ann Mah. Everyone is welcome.

    Severe storms could pop up in area today

    A gray, drizzly morning today will likely give way to potentially severe thunderstorms late this afternoon.
    The main threats for the area are strong gusts of wind and potentially large hail, said meteorologist

    Dickinson County Democrats

    Dickinson County Democrats monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 at the Pizza Hut in Abilene. Guest speaker will be Ann Mah. Everyone is welcome.

    60th anniversary — Tom and Phyllis Wilson

    Tom and Phyllis Wilson, of Abilene, are celebrating their 60th anniversary. Tom and Phyllis were married on April 23, 1955 in St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Abilene. Phyllis’ maiden name

    Diabetes support group

    The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4). 
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    Recent arrests in Abilene area

    April 1 — Kenneth Davis, 71, 325 E. Ninth St., was arrested for domestic violence battery and disorderly conduct at his residence.
    April 5 — Matthew Holt, 36, 1110 N. Buckeye Ave., was arrested

    State funding continues to cause issues at Rural Vista

    Superintendent of Schools Ralph Blevins spoke to the board for several minutes about state funding for schools.
    In summary, he said the state (legislators) can develop any type of funding formula they

    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?