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Receiving a worthy honor

Staying true to its name, the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet focused mostly on local people who have succeeded in commerce for the benefit of the town.
But the Chamber also spent part of the evening recognizing those who have done good things for

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News

Why care about Chisholm Trail?


To those unfamiliar with the Chisholm Trail, it may sound like just another road that’s no longer in use. But according to local historians, Abilene wouldn’t be here without it.
"The impact

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Mayor, three others advance to general vote


HERINGTON — Dickinson County Clerk/Election Officer Barb Jones was relatively pleased by the number of voters who turned out yesterday for the Herington City Commission primary election.
"We had

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Blazing a trail — work continues on ‘party’


With a buckaroo camp for children, a fashion show of the late 1860s for women, a gun shooting exhibition for men and a chuck wagon dinner for all, the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial is shaping up to
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All access downtown


Whether you want to use a smart phone to check a business’ hours or whip out a laptop to finish a project, downtown Abilene is now a place to be.
Dennis Weese, Eagle Communications’ community

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Health system has huge impact


As one of the largest employers in town, it is no secret Memorial Health System plays a major role in the Abilene economy.
Now, thanks to a report from the Kansas Hospital Association, Elgin Glanzer,

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Local sports

Cowboys draw second seed play Wamego for third time


TOPEKA — Of the three teams Abilene might face in the 4A sub-state tournament at Hayden High School, the Cowboys drew a very familiar foe in the first round.
With seeding announced Saturday, Abilene

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Bennington ends Solomon's season


SOLOMON — The Bennington Bulldogs got revenge against the Solomon Gorillas for the 53-50 loss it suffered in the Solomon gym in late February.
The third meeting of the two schools this season resulted

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Abilene takes fourth at State


SALINA — The second day at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament didn’t turn out to be too friendly to the Abilene Cowboys.
Abilene qualified nine wrestlers at the Hays 4A Regional Tournament

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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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Corrections

Connie Welborn’s vehicle was towed by Absolute Towing, in contrast to the service mentioned in Monday’s edition.
Jerry Jacobson’s retirement reception drew more than 200 attendees, in

Soup lunch, supper

Elmo Soup Luncheon
St. Columba Church in Elmo will held its annual soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 15.
The luncheon will include chicken noodle and chili soups, ham and turkey sandwiches,

Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Abilene Girl's Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Johnson Community to hold March get-together

The Johnson Community will meet for its March get-together at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Abilene Plaza Apartments.
The meal will be potluck and members are to bring their own table service. Drinks will be

Birth announcement

Heather and Joshua Hill, of Enterprise, joyously announce the birth of Jensen Wayne Hill, born Feb. 24. Jensen measured 19 inches and 6 lbs, 11 oz. The newborn is welcomed home by Joshlynn Hill, 2 ˝.

Final photo drop-off

The final drop off date for photography entries is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council office, 203 N. Cedar, Abilene. The Arts Council’s Annual Photography Competition and Exhibit is open to

Fearless choir

Corn Bible Academy’s 30-voice choir will present a program with the theme, "No Fear," at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Come

Sailing into annual Royer Film Fest

The 24th annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival is set for March 5, 12 and 19 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.
Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium

County 4-H Foundation Phone-a-thon

The fifth annual Phone-a-thon for the Dickinson County 4-H Foundation is scheduled for March 10 and 11. 4-H members will be making phone calls to connect with 4-H alumni and friends on these dates from
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?