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HERINGTON — The question of whether Herington residents will be allowed to keep chickens remains unanswered.
The overall question concerns a proposed ordinance relating to the keeping of domestic

District contracts with MHS


Although head injuries and concussions suffered by football players on the field receive the major focus of attention, injuries happen in other sports as well.
That’s why Abilene USD 435 has contracted

County to hold off on bridge work


Repairs on a bridge located in a rural area of Dickinson County are going to have to wait.
"We don’t have the money right now to be able do that (bridge repair)," Dickinson County Administrator

Abilene to host art walk downtown


The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to invite the public to the Taste of the Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.
The Taste of the Arts event is essentially a two-in-one combo event...Taste

Coulson Family Legacy to benefit farm students


The Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with the Community Foundation of Dickinson County. The scholarship was created by sons Larry and Don, and granddaughter Shelly

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Auburn escapes against Kansas State


MANHATTAN — Part of the fundamentals of Bill Snyder football is to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you and don’t make mistakes that will cost you a game.
The frustrated Kansas

Longhorns win over Fort Riley


JUNCTION CITY — The Abilene Middle School eighth grade football team scored seven touchdowns in route to a 46-12 victory over Fort Riley Tuesday.
The Longhorns scored three times in the first quarter

Panthers 2-0 up next for Cowboys


Two of the top teams in the North Central Kansas League square off against each other Friday as the 2-0 Concordia Panthers come calling on the undefeated Abilene Cowboys.
Concordia has wins of 26-0 over

K-State's defense ready for biggest test in Auburn


Kansas State football players rarely, if ever, provide bulletin-board material for opposing teams, but even they sound more respectful than usual when talking about Auburn.
The Wildcats praised the Tigers

Cowboys win at Marysville


MARYSVILLE — The Abilene High School junior varsity traveled to Marysville Monday and came away with a hard fought 6-0 victory.
Both teams struggled offensively in the contest but Abilene was able

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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?