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    Railroad accident turns man’s life into effort for healthy existence

    A railroading accident turned an Abilene resident’s life upside down. In the aftermath, he found a new focus — healthy living.
    Kent Montgomery, 61, of Solomon, is the Health & Wellness Coalition’s May 2015 Healthy Hero. He was nominated

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    Shiver & Splash

    Caleb Burt raises his arms out wide in preparation for a pencil plunge, which he performed just after the photo was taken Wednesday afternoon at the Abilene Municipal Swimming Pool, 400 N. Poplar St.

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    Abilene Police Department Report

    April 25 — An unknown driver was backing out of a parking stall and struck a menu board at 12:25 p.m. at 1311 N. Buckeye Ave.

    April 27 — Joshua Odell, 34, was slwoing to a stop in traffic.

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    Berndt bidding farewell

    After an enthusiastic two years, a young woman who has served as one of the "faces of Abilene" is closing out her small-town stint and heading for Kansas City.
    Torey Berndt, executive director of the

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    Conservation District celebrates earth week

    The Dickinson County Conservation District was busy during Earth Week, which was April 20 through April 24.
    District Manager Cindy Woofter presented Elderberry seedlings to all of the county’s

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    State records may fall

    The Kansas Legislature is creeping toward a date with history. According to the Kansas Legislative Research Department, the latest date of annual adjournment since 1969 was June 1, 2013.
    To avoid setting

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    Local sports

    Chapman six headed to State Track

    Chapman Track
    Front Row: Ninti Little (qualified in long jump, 100M, 200M), Milea Anderson (qualified in 300M Hurdles), Amber Hahn (qualified in 3200M)
    Back Row: JD Bettles (qualified in pole vault),

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    Cabela's Team Fishing Championship at Milford

    Boats, tackle boxes, fishing poles and ... lights, camera, action?
    That's right. The spotlight is about to be shining on Geary County and specifically Milford Lake — and that light will be broadcast

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    Banding of bald eagle chicks a tall task for Kansas biologists

    MILFORD RESERVOIR — Company isn’t common when you live 80 feet up in the branches of a giant cottonwood. That’s especially true when your parents are the baddest predators in the surrounding
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    Abilene qualifies 11 for State Track

    Completing his first season as head coach of track and field for Abilene High School, Steve Simpson is pleased with effort the athletes have given.
    Friday in Hoyt, 11 athletes from the track and field

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    County winners in beef show

    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

    AHS Graduation 2015

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    Mo. car rolls over on Interstate 70

    A car holding four occupants from Missouri went off the right side of the interstate Wednesday afternoon when the driver fell asleep, according to Dickinson County Undersheriff James Swisher.

    Betz/Diehl Reunion

    The 90th annual Betz/Diehl Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Abilene Senior Citizens Center, 100 N. Elm. A catered meal will be included. RSVP to Donneta Felbush, (785) 479-2299.

    Library announces summer documentary schedule

    Every Tuesday at noon during the months of June and July, the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St., will show a documentary film.
    These films are approximately 50 minutes in length, and are free

    Summer band concerts begin

    Summer in Abilene wouldn’t be complete without the Abilene Municipal Band’s weekly Concert in the Park.
    This year’s season kicks off with a performance at 8 p.m. tonight in the Harold

    No injuries reported in 5-county tornado outbreak

    A storm system produced several mostly short-lived tornadoes Wednesday in western Kansas. Reports began around 3 p.m. in Logan and Lane counties.
    That outbreak lasted more than an hour, with seven tornadoes

    Abilene Police Dept.

    April 26 — Pierce Levy, 5912 Cobb Ave., was the victim of a vicious animal at 8:49 p.m. at 803 S. Buckeye Ave.
    April 28 — Joyce Hoch, 83, 1400 NW Second St., was the victim of the theft

    Abilene Police Dept.

    April 30 — Jennifer Twomey, 31, 245 S. Broadway, Salina, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 9 p.m. at 1903 N. Buckeye Ave.
    May 1 — Ranie D. Grebin, 25,

    Coming up for kids

    Abilene Bible Baptist Church invites you to come join in the adventures of Camp Kilimanjaro at Vacation Bible School.
    The "camp" will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. June 8 through 12 at 409 N. Van Buren

    Beta Sigma Phi

    The Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday, June 2.  Members are to carpool  at the parking lot on Buckeye and A street west of the court house at 11:15 a.m. Lunch and meeting will be

    Police: Couple still outside Presto store after taking cigarettes, energy drink

    A Wichita couple threatened a clerk with a knife, took cigarettes and an energy drink from the store then stood outside the store until Wichita police arrived to arrest them.
    The incident happened at

    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?