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    4-H achievements recognized

    Dickinson County 4-Hers paraded across the stage Tuesday night — sometimes more than once — to accept pins, certificates and other items marking their achievements during the past year.
    From the audience filled with about 400 parents, well-wishers

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    Middle-schooler shadows doctor

    Aaron Geissinger, an eighth-grader at Abilene Middle School, is the first AMS student this year to participate in the school’s job shadowing program.
    Cheri Tajchman, eighth grade science teacher

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    City OKs transport grant request

    Abilene is again seeking grant money from the state to help fund the city’s public transportation services.
    It’s the 16th consecutive request submitted and is expected to be approved again

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    Church News

    Editor’s note: This article corrects information previously printed in the Reflector-Chronicle.

    Baptist Day of Prayer was observed Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Enterprise First Baptist Church.

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    Director, board member give GPT update

    Abilene’s Great Plains Theatre continues to rise from the ashes of the fire that destroyed its home July 23, 2014, Executive Director Elizabeth Weese assured those attending Friday’s Rotary
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    Monument marks future resting place of Marlin Fitzwater

    Visitors to the Abilene Cemetery may observe a stately monument ascribed to Marlin and Melinda Fitzwater.
    Marlin, who was the only press secretary to be appointed by two presidents of the United States,

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    Local sports

    Wheat State League final standings and All-League Team

    Wheat State League

    Solomon 6-0 10-2
    Rural Vista 4-1 7-3
    Wakefield 0-1 6-3
    Little 1-4 3-6
    Centre 0-4 4-6

    2015 Wheat State

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    Kansas State rallies late to beat Iowa State 38-35

    Just when it looked like a disappointing season was headed for a new low, Kansas State pulled off an unlikely comeback against Iowa State that will go down as one of the wildest endings of the year.

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    Longhorns win dual meet at Chapman

    Middle School Wrestling
    Double dual at Chapman
    Concordia 72, Chapman 24
    Abilene 57, Concordia 46
    75 — Sajen Kemling (Con) won by fall over Skyleigh Pflaster (AMS)
    80 — Miller Unruh (AMS) won

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    Four starters return for Abilene Cowboys

    Four starters return for the 2015-16 Abilene Cowboys who finished 18-4 overall and were 10-0 in the North Central Kansas League last season.
    Veteran high school coach Terry Taylor begins his ninth season

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    American Education Week 2015

    Ag Awareness Day 2015

    Beta Sigma Phi

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    Health expert speaks in Abilene

    Mary Marrow, of Minnesota’s Public Health Law Center, will speak at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at 300 N. Cedar, Ste. 202, in the United building. Marrow aids grantees in the Kansas Health Foundation’s

    Cookies, coloring for grown-ups

    The next Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups at Abilene Public Library will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. This come and go event is free and open to the public. Coloring pages and some

    Government offices to close

    The Dickinson County courthouse, district court and transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving day. The courthouse and district court also will be closed Nov. 27, but the transfer station will be

    County Democrats to meet

    Dickinson County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 30 at the Abilene Pizza Hut.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The guest speaker will be Senator Tom Hawk

    Volunteers plan fundraiser

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps is planning a HCI fundraiser offering items for sale up to 80 percent below retail.
    The fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, and 8 a.m.


    K-State Research and Extension Dickinson County will offer a deer processing workshop at the Herington Community Building, 810 S. Broadway, on Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Extension Specialist Charlie Lee

    Abilene High School

    · Nov. 7 — At the McPherson tournament, the team of Dani Disney and Breanna Prater placed 4th in the varsity division against some tough competition from around the state. 
    · Nov. 14

    Building permits

    Abilene issued the following building permits during October:
    · Brian’s Plumbing, 307 NE Ninth St., plumbing
    · Mike Frey, 201 NE 12th St., addition to garage
    · Four Seasons, 711 N.

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    The Dickinson County Sheriff reported the following arrests:
    · Nov. 14 — James Wilson Jr. of Junction City arrested in Abilene for driving while license suspended
    · Nov. 15

    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?