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Gym will receive new ellipticals, treadmills

Kris Jackson, Abilene resident, exercises on one of the current elliptical machines, which will soon be replaced by newer machines. See below for full story.
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News

Tax incentives for artists?


When the 1951 flood swept through north Topeka, the business district never quite recovered.
As the decades went by, locals called the area "Noto," a derogatory term using the first two letters of North

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Best in business


The chamber banquet was an evening of honor, as people who have contributed to the community through their business efforts and volunteerism were recognized last week in front of a crowd of more than
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USD 435 forum Candidates talk challenges


Funding, technology and two "C" words were among the topics discussed Monday night during a forum for candidates seeking election to the USD 435 Board of Education.
The forum was the first of three held

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Out with the old


A local gym is getting new machines.
The treadmills and elliptical machines at Impact Sports & Fitness are showing signs of deterioration, so Memorial Health System will spend $26,955 for replacements.
"The

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Why care about Chisholm Trail?


To those unfamiliar with the Chisholm Trail, it may sound like just another road that’s no longer in use. But according to local historians, Abilene wouldn’t be here without it.
"The impact

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Local sports

Top seed Cowgirls play Ottawa Friday


TOPEKA — Striving to win at the state level, the Abilene Cowgirls grabbed the number one seed of the Topeka Hayden Class 4A-I sub-state basketball tournament beginning Friday.
Abilene (15-5) will

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Cowboys draw second seed play Wamego for third time


TOPEKA — Of the three teams Abilene might face in the 4A sub-state tournament at Hayden High School, the Cowboys drew a very familiar foe in the first round.
With seeding announced Saturday, Abilene

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Bennington ends Solomon's season


SOLOMON — The Bennington Bulldogs got revenge against the Solomon Gorillas for the 53-50 loss it suffered in the Solomon gym in late February.
The third meeting of the two schools this season resulted

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Abilene takes fourth at State


SALINA — The second day at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament didn’t turn out to be too friendly to the Abilene Cowboys.
Abilene qualified nine wrestlers at the Hays 4A Regional Tournament

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Sam and his grandpa


Christmas Kickoff Weekend 2014

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Corrections

Connie Welborn’s vehicle was towed by Absolute Towing, in contrast to the service mentioned in Monday’s edition.
Jerry Jacobson’s retirement reception drew more than 200 attendees, in

Soup lunch, supper

Elmo Soup Luncheon
St. Columba Church in Elmo will held its annual soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 15.
The luncheon will include chicken noodle and chili soups, ham and turkey sandwiches,

Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Abilene Girl's Fastpitch Softball

Summer sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Abilene Community Center. The sign-ups are open to all League Teams (ages 8 to 18) and Coach Pitch Travel Teams (ages 8 & under).

Johnson Community to hold March get-together

The Johnson Community will meet for its March get-together at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Abilene Plaza Apartments.
The meal will be potluck and members are to bring their own table service. Drinks will be

Birth announcement

Heather and Joshua Hill, of Enterprise, joyously announce the birth of Jensen Wayne Hill, born Feb. 24. Jensen measured 19 inches and 6 lbs, 11 oz. The newborn is welcomed home by Joshlynn Hill, 2 .

Final photo drop-off

The final drop off date for photography entries is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council office, 203 N. Cedar, Abilene. The Arts Council’s Annual Photography Competition and Exhibit is open to

Fearless choir

Corn Bible Academy’s 30-voice choir will present a program with the theme, "No Fear," at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Come

Sailing into annual Royer Film Fest

The 24th annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival is set for March 5, 12 and 19 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.
Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium

County 4-H Foundation Phone-a-thon

The fifth annual Phone-a-thon for the Dickinson County 4-H Foundation is scheduled for March 10 and 11. 4-H members will be making phone calls to connect with 4-H alumni and friends on these dates from
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?