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    Shopko is official

    If Shopko doesn’t have what Abilene residents want, the store will expand its inventory.
    That’s what Louis Thorpe, store manager, who moved to Abilene in early March, told about 300 grand opening attendees this morning.
    "If I’m not

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    News

    Germanwings co-pilot hid depression for flight


    BERLIN — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing his plane into the French Alps this week had an existing medical condition he hid from his employers and for which he possessed
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    Kobach wants restoration of IDs


    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision and restore a state law he wrote requiring proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote.
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    Abilene accolades


    Hundreds of local senior citizens could surely vouch for Abilene as a great place to retire.
    Now, thanks to a study by SmartAsset, there are facts to back up those feelings.
    In the recent study, Abilene

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    Burglary, damage at AHS


    The Abilene High School track team is short on some inventory after a break-in.
    Sometime over the weekend of March 7-8, a building at the Abilene High School Football Stadium was entered illegally.
    By

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    Staying on a healthy track


    Though he’s a pharmacist, he avoids taking medicine.
    He’s concerned about falling at home, but he competes in half-marathons.
    And though he’s earned medals and plaques, he never runs

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    Local sports

    Johnson, Berven, Koop return to lead Cowboys


    Mike Jantz begins his second season as the head coach of Abilene High Schools Boys Tennis Team and will be looking for seniors Gabe Johnson and Reggie Koop and sophomore Jacob Berven to guide the Cowboys
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    Donley and Barbieri receive All-State Honors


    Abilene juniors Cara Donley and Belle Barbieri were recognized at the Cowgirl Basketball Awards Banquet Thursday evening for being selected Class 4A All State basketball players. Donley was named 3rd
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    Cowgirls recognized for league title


    Four Abilene Cowgirl basketball players were recognized by the North Central Kansas League head coaches by being named to the 2014-15 All League Team. Abilene won the league crown for the first time since
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    Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association All Academic Awards


    Abilene high School Wrestling Team was recognized by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association as being an Honorable mention All Academic Team for the fifth consecutive year. The award is based on the
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    Water main work starts Monday

    J-K Construction and the city of Abilene water distribution personnel will be making water main improvements in the 100 block of NE 9th Street.
    Work will start Monday, March 30, and will result in the

    Old hymns to be featured in song-fest

    Enterprise First Baptist Church is hosting a Fifth Sunday Songfest at 6 p.m. March 29 at the church, two miles east of Enterprise.
    Snacks and fellowship time will follow the singing.
    Come enjoy and share

    New hours for Jeffcoat Museum

    Starting on Wednesday, April 1, the Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum will be open Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information

    Enterprise Easter Egg Hunt

    The Enterprise City Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. April 4 at America’s Park in Enterprise. Age divisions are walking to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 7 and 8 and older.

    The Gathering

    The Gathering is for 18 to 35-year-olds "who want to know God for real." It is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All within the age range are invited. For more information, text (785) 280-2310.

    Northwest Kansas losing population

    The northwest Kansas exodus continues unabated, according to new county estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    The numbers are based on estimates as of July 1, 2014 and focus on fast-growing

    Elks Duplicate Bridge

    Winners of a recent game include Shirley Meysenburg and Georgia Reynolds, first place; Bob Robson and Marge Lederer, second place; and Dona Myers and Suzanne Crawford, third place.

    Kansas income growth hobbled by farm drops

    Total personal income in Kansas was up 2.9 percent in 2014, ranking it 42nd among states, as a plunge in farm earnings held back income growth across the Midwest.
    Personal income counts all wages and

    Kansas Range Youth Camp planned in June - July

    The Dickinson County Conservation District will offer two full camp tuition scholarships of $250 each to Dickinson County youth attending the Kansas Range Youth Camp.
    The camp will be June 29 —

    Hooper withdraws

    Abilene City Commission candidate Sherry Hooper has plenty of signs up around the city, but yesterday afternoon she officially announced her withdrawal from the race.
    Hooper told the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

    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?