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    Rain, rain, don’t go away

    Last night’s precipitation was, as farmers say, a "multimillion dollar rain."
    Levi Felbush, who farms five to 10 miles south of Abilene, knows the importance of the rainfall.
    "It’s going to affect (harvest) in a lot of positive ways. It’s

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    Assessing that old bridge

    The fate of Dickinson County’s oldest bridge will rest on the assessment of an Iowa nonprofit organization that examines historic bridges.
    The Dickinson County Commission last week approved an

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    Are you ready for some Flour Power food?

    Flour Power almost is here.
    And one of the most popular events is the barbecue. It is a significant part of Flour Power, Abilene’s annual community event celebrating the community’s agricultural

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    Call Center hiring

    Advanced Call Center Technologies is on a mission to hire 90 people in the next 45 days.
    The Junction City call center will host three training sessions in hopes of hiring 30 from each session.

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    Seasonal summer, normal rainfall?

    Remember those summers when the temperature always seemed to be 100 and you could never really cool off no matter how hard you tried?
    Well, fret not.
    If projections prove accurate, 2015 will be fairly

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    Kansas wind, free-market groups reach compromise

    TOPEKA — The Kansas wind industry and free-market groups have forged an agreement to replace the state’s renewable energy mandate with a goal.
    The state now requires that utility companies

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    Local sports

    Personal bests and photo finishes at Beloit Relays

    BELOIT — The Abilene and Chapman High School track teams competed at the always-super competitive Beloit Relays Friday.
    The Cowboys scored 110 teams points to finish second to host Beloit in the

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    Cowboys bring home NCKL tennis title

    MARYSVILLE — For the eighth consecutive year, the Abilene boys’ tennis team brought home the North Central Kansas League championship Friday from Marysville.
    Mike Jantz, who is completing

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    Wamego captures Clay Center Invitational

    CLAY CENTER — One week after Abilene High School broke the streak of Red Raider wins on the golf course, Wamego powered back to take the Clay Center Invitational Thursday.
    Wamego took the team score

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    Cowgirls rally to split with Beloit

    BELOIT — The Abilene Cowgirls rallied in the late innings of game two to earn a split with the Beloit Lady Bluejays.
    Abilene scored a run in the sixth and three in the seventh to capture a 5-4 non-conference

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    Abilene Prayer Breakfast

    The 18th annual Abilene Prayer Breakfast celebrating the National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 7 at Sterl Hall. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., followed by program at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $7

    Gunmen shot in Texas

    Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack Sunday outside a controversial Dallas-area event where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim Prophet Muhammad,

    90th birthday open house for Jay Kramer

    Jay Kramer will be honored with a come and go 90th birthday open house from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Community Building in Longford. Cards may be sent to 521 Kansas Ave., Longford, KS 67458.

    Chamber fiesta

     The public is invited to attend a Chamber Business After Hours social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Village Manor, 705 N. Brady. The theme for the event is Cinco de Mayo. 
    Refreshments will be served

    Diabetes support group to meet

     The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4). The guest

    Penner to address tourism luncheon

    Marci Penner, well known advocate of tourism will be guest speaker at the annual Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon on Friday, May 8 in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard.
    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?