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    Conservation efforts rewarded

    Six local couples were recognized for outstanding conservation practices during Thursday night’s annual meeting of the Dickinson County Conservation District.
    About 200 people attended the meeting, meal and awards presentation inside Sterl Hall

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    County pledges ED incentives support

    Money collected by selling metal at the county’s transfer station will be given to the Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation (DKEDC) to be used for incentives.
    "Without saying a lot,

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    High school scholars bowl team going to state

    After several months of hard work, the Abilene High School scholars bowl team has qualified for the state tournament, to be held tomorrow in Fort Scott.
    It has been five years since an AHS team has made

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    Chapman speaker, Salina hip-hop artist to be featured

    CONCORDIA — Premiere Christian hip-hop artist, cash hollistah., who has gained music influence from stars as varied as the Winans and Jay-Z, will perform Feb. 20 in Concordia.
    The praise and worship

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    BOE approves 2016-2017 calendar

    Construction should be completed at Abilene High School by the time students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, after summer break.
    That day and the following one, Aug. 18, will be early dismissal

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    RV board discusses student matters

    The Rural Vista USD Board of Education met behind closed doors for an hour and 35 minutes during a two-hour, seven-minute meeting Monday at White City to discuss student and non-elected personnel matters.

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    Local sports

    K-State’s Whitehair, Gronkowski Invited to NFL Combine

    MANHATTAN — Former Kansas State offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and fullback Glenn Gronkowski were among the 300-plus players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, Feb. 23-29, at Lucas Oil Stadium in
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    Cowboys take down Irish to wrap up NCKL title

    CHAPMAN — Capitalizing on eight wins by fall, the Abilene Cowboys claimed the undefeated North Central Kansas League wrestling title Thursday in Chapman, with a season ending dual win, 61-10.

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    Zook to play in Shrine Bowl

    Jason Zook accepts his formal invitation to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl. He will represent Chapman High School and the West squad on July 30, 2016 at Emporia State University.
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    Rural Vista wins at Centre

    Weeks posts double double over Centre

    Rural Vista’s Haley Weeks posted a double double over Centre High School Tuesday at Lost Springs.
    Weeks scored 16 points and had 17 rebounds in the Lady Heat’s

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

    Grant Photos for Julie

    American Education Week 2015

    Recent Video

    • Doctor Peterson
    • Joe Snuffy
    • Abilene Virtual School
    • Steve Zs Abilene Car Sales
    • 250x250 Almost Home


    Saying goodbye

    Tiffany Roney has accepted a writing and editing position with the division of communications and marketing at Kansas State University. Her last day working for the Reflector-Chronicle will be Feb. 19. Emails

    Abilene Police Dept.

    · Jan. 27 — Michael W. Wright, male, 31, 409 NW Third St., was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 100 NW Sixth St. at 1:30 a.m.

    CHS ‘High Honor’ Honor Roll

    Bryanne Albert
    Matthew Ballay
    Nicole Barlow
    Gabe Barten
    Carson Bliss
    Shaun Blocker
    Dezmond Carmickle
    Mazee Casto
    Savanna Cavanaugh
    Brandon Colston
    Reagan Dalke
    Rachel Duer
    Langdon Elliott


    The Sheriff’s Department report printed in Monday’s paper mistakenly stated that Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested for alleged theft. She was not arrested. She was the victim of a reported

    Volunteer corps gives linen to hospital

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps (MHSVC) recently purchased an upgraded linen cart for Memorial Hospital’s Environmental Services Department through the volunteers’ annual gifting


    In Thursday’s Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, acting Herington City Manager Debbie Wendt reportedly said during the recent city commission meeting that Hope and Chapman had not replaced their representatives

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Following are most recent arrests and incidents reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office:
    · Jan. 14 — Waltrud Madacs, of Abilene, was arrested at 2745 Gulf Road for

    District Court

    Following cases appeared in district court between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    · Joel Michael Gaston pleaded guilty to the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage by a minor on

    Senior center offers op to ‘eat like a king’

    (From left) Dawn Scruby, Karla Riekeman and David Adam will be the kitchen staff for the Abilene Senior Center’s King & Queen Day, to be held Feb. 12. Two names will be picked at random that day

    Coming up in DK County

    Music, pancakes to be served on Valentine’s Day
    All are invited to enjoy pancakes and see "The Wrights in Concert," a family band that aims to bring "music, ministry and meaning to life." The

    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?