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    Training sends 10 HHS students to national competition in Calif.

    Emergency management officials are expected to respond calmly to a wide range of issues while under stress.
    While that may work when dealing with disasters like tornadoes and floods, that calmness is harder to maintain when a group of students you taught

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    News

    Group planning street, walkway audit


    The Health and Wellness Coalition focused Thursday on plans for an audit of streets and sidewalks surrounding local schools Sept. 23 and 24.
    Michelle Stephens, community project coordinator for the QLC,

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    Crossing guard adds fun for Friday walkers


    He didn’t have to use the lasso to wrangle kids across the street, but he had it with him, just in case.
    Chris Parton, transportation director of Abilene High School, is volunteering at the new

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    Mingling and raffling


    Visitors mingle at an After Hours event at First Bank Kansas on Aug. 20. The event was held at 5:30 p.m. at the bank, 1410 N. Buckeye Ave., in coordination with the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce. A
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    County raises levy by 4.212 mills


    Lower taxes or lower quality of life?
    That was the question posed by Dickinson County Attorney Daryl Hawkins Thursday morning after county commissioners heard from Abilene resident Diane Miller who asked

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    Bridge declared surplus


    A fracture critical bridge was declared surplus property Thursday after Dickinson County Commissioners vacated a portion of roadway that crosses the bridge.
    With those two actions, one of Dickinson County’s

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    Local sports

    Lady Gorillas return with experience


    SOLOMON — The Solomon High School Volleyball team returns five seniors and will add only one new player to the varsity as the Lady Gorillas look to improve on their third place finish in the Wheat
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    Chapman relies seniors for leadership


    CHAPMAN — Five senior leaders have earned their way to the varsity roster of the Lady Irish Volleyball team for 2015.
    Head coach Erin Bell enters her third season in charge of the Chapman team.

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    At Kansas State, a balanced offense is a good offense


    MANHATTAN — Bill Snyder remembers 1999 as the year Kansas State nearly achieved perfection on offense.
    To this day, he points out statistics that group produced — 2,090 passing yards and 2,032

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    Longhorn football prepares for season


    Abilene Middle School football coaches used the two early release days, Tuesday and Wednesday, to hold earlier than normal practices. The seventh and eighth grade teams began practice for the 2015 season
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    Galleries


    4-Hers strut their fashions


    School board gets close look at improvements


    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015

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    Registration open for walk

    Registration is open for Foot Steps To a Cure, an annual walk hosted by Brookdale Abilene in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
    The 3-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Brookdale,

    District court

    Following are cases that appeared in 8th District Court between Aug. 21 and 28:
    · Ginger Ann Burleson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant on

    Genealogy Researchers

    The Dickinson County Genealogy Researchers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Dickinson County Historical Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. 
    Members will share ideas and discuss programs for

    Correction

    In the Aug. 24th Sports story on AHS Cross Country, freshman Lucas Cook was inadvertently omitted from team roster information provided to the Reflector-Chronicle.

    Birthday open house

    Fred Meyer, of Gypsum, will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 19, 2015. Meyer was born Sept. 18, 1935, on a farm south of Carlton. He graduated from Chapman High School in 1953. In 1955, he married Mary
    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?