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    A white tablecloth. Small plates of cake. Instrumental music.
    One might think the fancy reception was for adults, but it was actually designed for fifth graders, to show what they learned this year about proper etiquette.
    The social lab reception —

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    News

    Color coordinated


    Students attending Eisenhower Upper Elementary School will learn in an environment surrounded by blues, browns and neutral colors.
    Yesterday, the Abilene USD 435 Board of Education gave the nod to a basic

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    Thomas Dillner plays Leonardo da Vinci


    Thomas Dillner (left), a student at St. Andrew’s Parochial School, reads his presentation about Leonardo da’Vinci while dressed as the part to some of his classmates at the school’s
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    Sales tax exemption ending?


    TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers are considering eliminating a sales tax exemption for school and other government construction projects as a way to help fill the state’s budget hole.
    HB 2435, which

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    Why are drivers missing these traffic signs?


    Replacing a bridge is hard work even in the best weather conditions. But with the added burden of nearly daily downpours, the project becomes more difficult.
    Pile on to that traffic issues and the project

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    Career a true Ďgiftí


    A National Hall-of-Fame wrestling coach and award-winning physical education teacher, Bill Christner, will be packing up his whistle and gym shorts and turning out the lights of the Abilene Middle School
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    Local sports

    NCKL JV Meet Results


    NCKL JV Meet Results
    Abilene Individuals
    Boys
    Jaron Christiensen — 5th 100M 13.25, 2nd Javelin 127-11
    Gibson Shaw — 6th 100M 13.61
    Gehrig Geissinger — 1st 800M 2:15.69
    Trevor Casteel

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    Wamego ends Cowgirls season regionals


    TOPEKA — Before heavy rain hit Topeka Tuesday, the Wamego Red Raiders out hit the Abilene Cowgirls in an 8-3 victory to advance to the regional championship.
    The loss for the Cowgirls ended their

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    Wheat State League Track Results


    Wheat State League Track Results
    Boys team scores:
    Wakefield 165, Solomon 122, Peabody-Burns 75, Goessel 54, Hope 50, Little River 50, White City 13, Elryia Christian 11, Centre 9.

    Hope Individual Results:
    Jaryth

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    Chapman results from NCKL


    Chapman results from NCKL
    NCKL Anderson - 4th 1600M 5:57.58, 5th 800M 2:38.9
    Milea Anderson - 2nd 100M Hurdles 15.85, 4th 300M Hurdles 49.18, 2nd 200M 27.04
    Amber Hahn

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    Galleries


    Frakes Co. Grand Opening


    AHS Graduation 2015


    Scholarships 2015

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    Symphony at Sunset

    The fourth annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 6 — the 71st Anniversary of D-Day — on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
    The 35th

    Recycling Center closed

    In observance of Memorial Day, the Recycling Center will be closed Sunday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 26.
    The center will be open for regular hours on Saturday, May 23.

    Friday maintenance work

    City of Abilene water distribution personnel will be performing water valve maintenance tomorrow morning at the intersection of West 1st and Van Buren Street.
    The work is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m.
    During

    Zapping crime stuntman-style

    WICHITA — In stuntman style, a 25-year-old Wichita man jumped through the window of his house to escape two men who assaulted him.
    The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. The victim

    Manís burglary plan foiled by employees

    WICHITA — A burglar’s master plan to break into a Dillons grocery store in the Twin Lakes area early Wednesday morning was foiled by a basic flaw: He didn’t realize there would be employees

    Correction on Rural Vista headline

    In Wednesday’s edition of the Reflector-Chronicle, a headline on the front page on a story about Rural Vista was incorrect. The headline should have read, "Schmidt may fill Rural Vista spot."

    School reunion

    The Longford High School All-School Reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. May 24, 2015 at Longford United Methodist Church. The committee will provide a light lunch. A donation of $5 would be appreciated.

    Advocating for children

    CASA Volunteer Advocate Training Class will be taught in Junction City starting June 22.†
    Sessions will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
    · June 23, 25, and 30
    · July 7, 9, 14,

    Finding grace in trials

    "Trials, Tears and Triumphs" will be the life lesson at Abilene Christian Women’s coffee, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. June 4. Carol Newsom of Lincoln, Neb., will speak on finding grace and mercy in the midst

    Clarification on MHS waste spending

    A story on Memorial Health System’s medical waste disposal, printed in the Wednesday edition, was not clear in describing the costs. Bob Brazil, COO and HIPAA privacy officer of MHS, said Memorial
    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?