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    Males dominate pie-baking contest at free fair

    Three men and a boy walked away with the majority of prizes awarded Saturday in the King Arthur Flour Special Baking Competition at the Central Kansas Free Fair, including the top prizes in both categories — Youth and Adult.
    Carson Woodworth baked

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    1900 Avenue bridge work nears completion

    Motorists who have been inconvenienced by the replacement of a bridge at 650 1900 Ave. may get some relief by late August.
    Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman said Thursday that county road and

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    Whitebread bakes top 4-H quickbread entry

    Though her last name is Whitebread, her winning quickbread was anything but white.
    Allison Whitebread, 10, of rural Abilene, earned the grand champion ribbon for her zucchini-carrot-apple quickbread at

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    Convention, visitors director looks into better city signage

    Finding your way around Abilene is pretty easy once you’ve been here awhile. But for tourists and visitors it’s not always so easy.
    While the city has some directional signage it’s

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    Talent show earns recognition for local performers

    Winners at the Central Kansas Free Fair Talent Show Sunday night were (from left) Freedom Freedom 724 (first two women), winner adult division; Bob Martell, judge’s choice; a young girl who joined
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    Racing dogs entertain crowd

    Three traveling pooches (leading the heat of four) wow a shoulder-to shoulder crowd watching the final heat in the Central Kansas Free Fair’s first "wiener dog" race Saturday afternoon. Winners
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    Cody Whitehair embraces extra responsibility as Kansas State's left tackle

    Manhattan seemed like a big place to Cody Whitehair when he enrolled at Kansas State four years ago.
    Because of growing up in Abilene, a town of roughly 6,800, the packed streets running through the K-State

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    Champions crowned at Saturday WBHR

    The 70th annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene concluded on Saturday night, with champions crowned in each of seven events.

    A familiar face in the bull riding claimed the title for a second time.

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    Mike Mathis back for 8th year

    Mike Mathis wasn't supposed to be in the rodeo business. As a Texan, it would have been natural to be a cowboy and he even dabbled at competing in bull riding while in high school. Nevertheless, Mathis
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    K-State’s Lockett Named Big 12 Athlete of the Year

    MANHATTAN — One of the greatest wide receivers and return specialists in Kansas State history, Tyler Lockett was named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year on Monday, the conference office announced.


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    School board gets close look at improvements

    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015

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    Abilene Police Department

    July 20 — Christopher McCarter, 38, 800 N. Walnut St., was arrested for domestic violence disorderly conduct at 8:30 p.m. at his residence.

    July 23 — Christian McDonald, 22, 1505

    Woman arrested for alleged prostitution

    The Drug Enforcement Unit for the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department and officers of the Abilene Police Department completed a two-week-long investigation of prostitution in Abilene with the

    Fair schedule

    1 p.m. — 4-H/FFA Crops followed by open class
    1 to 4 p.m. — 4-H Miscellaneous (conference judging by schedule) in Sterl Hall
    1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — 4-H/FFA Floriculture in the

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    Latest arrests reported by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department:

    July 8 — Michelle Burger, of Arizona, arrested on Interstate 70 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

    Movie in park

    A movie will be shown at a park in Talmage Aug. 9.
    The free movie, "Big Hero 6," will be shown at 8:45 p.m. at 2970 Main St.
    The event is sponsored by the Talmage United Methodist Church. 
    A snack bar

    Rickenbrodes to celebrate 50th anniversary

    The children of Bill and Carol Rickenbrode invite family and friends to a "come and go" open house in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
    The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the American

    Rider family reunion

    The Rider family reunion will be held Aug. 2 at the Abilene Senior Center, 100 N. Elm St.
    The center will be open for the reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    A covered dish meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.

    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?