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    Not a fly-in, but fun at the airport

    For the last 22 years, the local airport’s pancake feed was a fly-in event. But this year, the term "fly-in" has been removed.
    It’s hard for planes to land when the runway isn’t open. But that’s not expected to stop crowds from

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    News

    Lunch — Cutting calories


    It’s ironic the name of the act that changed school lunches has "hunger-free" in the name, because some students say the lunches leave them hungry before the end of the school day.
    While the Sonic

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    Cowboy science


    Collin Ryan points out highlights of his science fair display, "The Science of Ropes," to attendees at St. Andrew’s Spring Program. The evening included a spring music program directed by music
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    Fifty nifty states


    Fourth-graders at St. Andrew’s wave makeshift Kansas flags while singing "Fifty Nifty United States" at Thursday evening’s spring program in the school gym.
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    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report


    April 12 —Max Bellanger was driving on Old 40 near Solomon when another driver served to miss a deer.

    April 11 — James Molony hit a cow on K-43 and 1500 Avenue. Then, Louis Pepe did not see

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    Strawberry season


    Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring! Fresh strawberries are tasty by themselves or in any meal or beverage.
    Strawberries are the perfect snack on-the-go, they are delicious added

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    Local sports

    Goodwin selected for Kansas Shrine Bowl


    KANSAS CITY — The Kansas Shrine Bowl has announced that Dalton Goodwin of Abilene High School has been selected by a mail ballot of sports media professionals and the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl coaching
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    Cowgirls dominate Concordia Panthers


    CONCORDIA — The Abilene Cowgirl softball bats were swinging for the fences at Concordia Tuesday.
    The Cowgirls had a combined 33 hits in the North Central Kansas League double-header and they won

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    Irish takes two from Council Grove


    CHAPMAN — The Chapman Lady Irish softball team scorched the Council Grove pitchers for 26 runs on 27 hits in a double header Tuesday.
    Chapman won the first game 12-8 and took the nightcap 14-5.
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    Concordia shuts down Cowboys


    CONCORDIA — The North Central Kansas League leading Concordia Panthers remained undefeated in conference play with a double-header sweep of the Abilene Cowboys Tuesday.
    The league leading pitching

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    Galleries


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    Mother’s Day Tea to be held at Courtyard

    The second annual Mother’s Day Tea will be held at 10 a.m. May 9 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library indoor courtyard. The tea will feature a program by Eileen Hadley Givens, granddaughter of

    Penner to address tourism luncheon

    Marci Penner, well known advocate of tourism will be guest speaker at the annual Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon on Friday, May 8 in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard. 

    Meeting targets ‘women managing the land’

    Women in agriculture are invited to attend a comfortable evening full of education and fun.
    The first ever "Women Managing the Land" meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, at Sterl Hall. Registration

    Food vendors sought for Symphony

    The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking food vendors for the annual D-Day commemoration concert on Saturday, June 6. Symphony at Sunset will take place on the Eisenhower campus

    Cinco de Chamber

    The public is cordially 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 with

    Beta Sigma Phi

    Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the Chapman Methodist Church. Joan Atkinson will be the hostess and Fay Johnson is co-hostess. Joan is also in charge of

    Tractor Safety Training

    Dickinson and Geary County Extension offices will host Tractor Safety Training from 5 to 9 p.m. May 6 and 7 in the district gym at Chapman Middle School, 624 Marshall Ave. Persons ages 14 and 15 are required

    Scholarship available

    The Konley Harding Memorial Scholarship is available. Konley was a former 4-H’er and Purple Power Pack camp counselor from Morris County. His family has requested the scholarship in his honor be

    Pay your taxes

    The second half property tax payment deadline is Monday, May 11.
    To ensure proper credit, taxpayers need to bring or send payment stubs from the 2014 tax statement.
    If payment is not made by May 11,

    Tractor Safety Training

    Dickinson and Geary County Extension offices will be hosting a Tractor Safety Training from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 6 and 7 in the district gym at Chapman Middle School, 624 Marshall Ave.
    Persons ages 14 and

    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?