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    STAR Bond Committee hears about Manhattan project

    Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr (left) explains how his city commission proceeded with a STAR (State Tax and Revenue) Bond project that resulted in construction of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, hotels and new commercial venues in the areas north
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    News

    Legislators to take 2nd look at revenge porn bill


    Kansas lawmakers are weighing legislation that would make it illegal to post photos or videos of a nude person online without his or her consent.
    Reps. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Stephanie Clayton,

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    City OKs 1 election ordinance, tables 1


    Abilene’s city commission passed one election resolution but tabled another Monday afternoon during a regularly scheduled meeting.
    Charter Ordinance No. 25 passed with a single word change. The

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    BOE updated on school construction


    Identifiable spaces are beginning to take shape in the new Abilene High School addition.
    Abilene USD 435 Superintendent Denise Guy told the board of education Monday night she toured the high school Thursday

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    Historical society hosts 7th annual art show


    Nearly 200 people had walked through the doors — and the doors had only been open 30 minutes.
    A half hour later, cars were still pulling up outside the Heritage Center carrying passengers stopping

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    Board plans to plant tree at new school


    A new tree for a new school — that is the idea of the Abilene Tree Board, which is planning a planting at Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School.
    The planting will be coordinated with Arbor Day,

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    Local sports

    Cowgirls secure collar on Bulldogs


    In a matter of seconds, Abilene senior Belle Barbieri scored six points to lead the Abilene Cowgirls to a 68-44 win over the Marysville Bulldogs Friday in the Abilene gym.
    Abilene’s pressure defense

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    Cowboys hold off Bulldog charge


    When you are ranked in the top of Class 4A wearing Abilene across your chest every team is going to give it their best effort of the season.
    For the Abilene Cowboys this season it has meant facing teams

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    SES Trojans roar past Chapman Fighting Irish


    Southeast of Saline roars past Irish

    The Southeast of Saline Trojans took a 9-0 lead in the early stages of the first quarter and roared past the Fighting Irish 74-52 Friday in Gypsum.
    Chapman’s

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    Solomon wins two over Rural Vista


    Rohleder leads Lady Gorillas past Heat

    Carley Rohleder led the Lady Gorillas in a 51-40 Wheat State League victory over the Rural Vista Lady Heat Friday in Hope.
    Kayla Webb and Brooke Homman added 11

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    Galleries


    Bravo Battery gets new commander


    Grant Photos for Julie


    American Education Week 2015

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    Correction

    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

    Correction

    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:
    Arrests
    · 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

    Scholarships

    $700 scholarship offered
    Chapter CZ of P.E.O. is again offering a $700 scholarship to any senior female high school student who is planning on pursuing a four-year college degree. The scholarship was

    Photos sought for rodeo buckle

    The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee is seeking bull rider photographs for consideration for use on its 2016 Commemorative Belt Buckle.
    Photos should be sent by Feb. 20 to Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee,

    Historical society to host annual student art show

    Art created by kindergarten through 12th grade students in Dickinson County will be on display at the Heritage Center in Abilene Feb. 7-14.
    The seventh annual arts show sponsored by the Dickinson County

    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?