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    8th-graders set ‘sail’ in cardboard boats

    Captain MaKenna McGivney and skipper Jacob Mohlman, students in Cheri Tajchman’s second hour, aim to get their cardboard boat to the end of the Great Life pool at the eighth-graders’ cardboard boat races this morning. Partway across the pool,
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    Herington OKs payment to former manager

    A payment to former Herington City Manager Ron Strickland was approved Tuesday by the Herington City Commission.
    The commission voted 4-0 in the absence of Mayor Chuck Miller to pay Strickland $8,246,

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    Enterprise getting ready for fall festival

    Enterprise initiated its fall festival in 1977 as a community-wide event first known as Kountry Klatter. This year’s celebration, now officially known as the Enterprise Fall Festival, kicks off
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    Biking initiative starts at high school

    Traditionally, bikes have been cool for children and college kids, but there has been an age gap where bikes were relegated to the back of the garage.
    That non-cycling phase tends to start about the

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    KSU alumni present 9 scholarships to seniors

    If nine high school seniors use the scholarships they received Tuesday, they will join the 190 students from Dickinson County who currently attend Kansas State University.
    Gavin Hargrave, associate director

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    Jeffcoat presentation at Lions

    Lion Paul Martin introduced Cindy Monroe, curator at the Jeffcoat Museum, as the program at a recent Lions Club meeting. Monroe gave the history of the Jeffcoat family in Abilene and how Paul Jeffcoat
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    Local sports

    Young Cowgirls perform at Beloit

    BELOIT — The Cowgirl JV tennis team traveled to Beloit Tuesday.
    ‘It was a great tournament for some of our newer players to get some much needed experience," JV coach Diana Wildman said. "I

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    Kansas State Defensive Depth Chart for Game 1

    Kansas State University Depth Chart
    Game 1 versus South Dakota

    DE 75 Jordan Willis (6-5, 250, Jr.-2L)
    93 Davis Cook (6-2, 255, S0.-SQ)
    DT 95 Travis Britz (6-4, 293, Sr.-3L)
    92 Matt Seiwert

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    Cowboys set to open season against Royal Valley

    Looking to repeat as champions of the North Central Kansas League and to advance into the Class 4A I State playoffs, the Abilene Cowboys kickoff the 2015 season at Cowboy Stadium Friday against the Hoyt-Royal
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    Algae's presence results in alerts, with some Kansas lakes seeing watches or warnings

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning the public — especially those planning on grabbing the family and pets to visit the lake on Labor Day weekend — that several Kansas
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    Abilene Police Department

    The following are the most recent incidents reported by the Abilene Police Dept.:
    · Aug. 4 — Kaylene Harwood, 21, 300 N. Cedar St., reported a wallet and contents stolen, worth

    Support group offered in Herington

    Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County is offering a Bereavement Support Group on Monday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14.
    These classes will be held at the Home Health and Hospice office, 11

    OCCK rep to speak at forum

    The QLC’s monthly community forum will be at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, with guest speaker Jean Gobber, LBSW, family service coordinator for OCCK. Gobber will speak about assisting families in finding help


    The name of Abilene Cowboy senior quarterback Harley Hazlett in Monday’s Sports section was inadvertently misspelled. The Reflector-Chronicle regrets the error.
    In Monday’s newspaper, it was

    Registration open for walk

    Registration is open for Foot Steps To a Cure, an annual walk hosted by Brookdale Abilene in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
    The 3-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Brookdale,

    District court

    Following are cases that appeared in 8th District Court between Aug. 21 and 28:
    · Ginger Ann Burleson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant on

    Genealogy Researchers

    The Dickinson County Genealogy Researchers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Dickinson County Historical Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. 
    Members will share ideas and discuss programs for


    In the Aug. 24th Sports story on AHS Cross Country, freshman Lucas Cook was inadvertently omitted from team roster information provided to the 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?