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On point ... with purpose

At first glance, he’s just a 71-year-old man with white hair and glasses.
But he’s the reigning senior champion for table tennis in more than 10 states, and he can beat plenty of players who are in their prime.
George Taplin has played for

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News

Flames leave fireplace, firefighters respond


Police and firefighters from Abilene and Grant Township responded to a fire at a local house Monday afternoon.
Fire chief Bob Sims, of the Abilene Fire Department, said a neighbor or passerby called in

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Abilene among 20 cities tabbed for new Shopko


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Continuing its path of growth, Shopko has officially announced the opening of 20 new Shopko Hometown stores, including the one on Buckeye in Abilene.
The company recently acquired

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Talking future of health system


Candidates seeking to fill Board of Trustee positions on Abilene’s Memorial Hospital fielded questions last night ranging from board members responsibilities to the future of Memorial Health System.
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Crash injures local woman


Connie Welborn, of Abilene, was injured in a multiple-car accident last night on Interstate-70 in Dickinson County.
Though she was wearing her seat belt, Welborn was taken to Memorial Hospital with two

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Local sports

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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Cowboys remain undefeated in NCKL with win over Irish


CHAPMAN — The Abilene Cowboys have accomplished two of their preseason goals and that was to win the North Central Kansas League and win the 71-56 win over rival Chapman Tuesday, they are the undefeated
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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

Beta Sigma Phi

The Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the home of Marge Olson. Delicia Haly will serve as co-hostess. Marge Green is in charge of the program.

Get Involved: Walk Kansas

Kansas State’s Walk Kansas encourages a healthy lifestyle, and the goal is to maintain healthy habits while reducing the risk of chronic disease. With the cold weather wrapping up and spring right

Highly-appreciated volunteer corps

Members of the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps are pictured at the annual recognition held in February. The theme of the meeting was ‘Memorial Health System Volunteers are Magical ... Most
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?