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Seeing what others canít

With a heavy
chainsaw in hand, loud buzzing in his ears and flying
surrounding it all, Ted Houlton guides his chainsaw in
careful lines and curves.

It’s the process he uses to transform

Local news

Time for choice

Dickinson County voters will decide soon whether to support a half-cent sales tax for the sole purpose of financing road and bridge maintenance and construction.
Dickinson County Commissioners approved

Appearing in Hope

What: Live carving shows
When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on [Sept 5-7?]
Where: North of Elliott’s Barbershop on North Main Street in Hope
Cost: Free. Carvings available to take home.


Teen recovering from stabbing

A local teen remains in the hospital after being stabbed multiple times during a weekend fight.
Carson Sherbert, 18, of rural Abilene is being treated at a Salina hospital for multiple stab wounds he

Bayer likely to finish streets Friday

Reflector-Chronicle Staff

Local street improvements are continuing this week in Abilene and should be wrapped up by Friday, according to Lon Schrader, director of Public Works.

Today, crews plan to

Scouring for snacks

By TIFFANY students roamed grocery store aisles, inspecting items and marking sheets. This was not a scavenger hunt — they were culinary artists in training.


Local sports

Bob Lutz: People should be talking about Jake Waters

College football analysts — the guys who would make you believe they know everything — aren’t saying much about Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters.
Boys and girls, you should be.

GameScout: Stephen F. Austin at Kansas State

Stephen F Austin at No. 20 Kansas State

KICKOFF: Saturday, 7:10 p.m. ET
GAMEDATE: 8/30/14
SITE: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kan.
TV: Fox Sports 1
SERIES: First meeting


Kansas State tries to make opening-game trials go away

For a coach with a 20-2 record in openers, Bill Snyder has had a curiously difficult time getting Kansas State off to fast starts since coming out of retirement five seasons ago.
A 24-21 loss to North

Hostetter to coach new team

HOPE — After compiling a 204 — 64 football coaching record over a 25-year span at Hope High School, Jeff Hostetter is moving on to coach a new team.
Hostetter will be the inaugural football

Kellis Robinett breaks down the Wildcats

Everyone knows what Kansas State does well. Jake Waters can throw the football a long way with precision, Tyler Lockett can beat any cornerback and Ryan Mueller is one of the nation's best pass-rushers.


Derby celebrates 40 years in Abilene

Rodeo Roundup

Abilene on Parade

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No verdict reached in Harwood trial

A jury failed to reach a verdict in a case against former Dickinson County sheriff’s deputy John Harwood.
Harwood was arrested in October of 2012 and charged with aggravated criminal sodomy with

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?