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    Site preparation underway

    Shane Hocker (left), general contractor for Mike Wilson Builders of Abilene, watches Rod Boyd of Boyd Excavating operate an excavator Thursday afternoon to remove concrete pads at the corner of NW Sixth Street and North Buckeye Avenue. Hocker said the
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    Shoplifting trio hits Aksent, gets several items

    Aksent Boutique was the victim of shoplifting yesterday afternoon.
    The store was open. Owner Jamie Stroda was on staff. One accomplice kept her talking while two others stole shirts, bracelets and earrings.

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    County sales tax receipts up

    Based on the most recent sales tax collection report, people are spending money in Dickinson County.
    "Dickinson County is again holding strong," Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman told county

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    Report of new women’s services premature

    Editor’s note: The following story corrects errors and incomplete information in Thursday’s story about new services at Memorial Health Systems.

    Memorial Health System has not yet been

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    After hours networking

    Corey Haden (right), who is an artist by night and machinist by day at Great Plains in Salina, talks with Angela Rindels at Rusty Roost’s business after hours event on Thursday evening. Haden brings
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    Not to worry, sky is still in place

    Marcus Chisminn grins while his peers run around switching places during their read-aloud presentation of "Chicken Little," which is known for the line, "the sky is falling," at an after-school program
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    Local sports

    Football District Assignment for 2016-2017

    Abilene High School Director of Athletics Will Burton announced the 2016 — 2017 Class 4A District football assignments.
    In 2016, Abilene’s district games will be Oct. 14 versus Wamego, Oct.

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    Cowboys on verge of back-to-back undefeated titles

    The Abilene Cowboys (4-0) will begin play week six of the football season knowing they have at least a share of the North Central Kansas League title. With a win Friday over 2-1 Clay Center the Cowboys
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    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)

    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)
    4A I
    1. Bishop Miege 11-8 (1)
    2. McPherson 21-6 (2)
    3. Louisburg 22-10 (4)
    4. Abilene 19-4 (5)
    5. Hays 19-3 (3)
    6. Basehor-Linwood 18-8 (7)
    7. Andale 17-10 (6)
    8. Circle 18-4

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    Tennis team prepares for regionals

    After wrapping up the championship of their Invitational Tournament, the attention of the Abilene Cowgirl tennis shift immediately shifted to the upcoming regional tournament in Lindsborg.
    Three Abilene

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    Beta Sigma Phi

    4-Hers strut their fashions

    School board gets close look at improvements

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    Brown bag special to feature code talkers

    The Abilene Public Library will host a brown bag special documentary film, "Navajo Code Talkers — The Epic Story," at noon Tuesday, Oct. 13. More than 400 Navajo were recruited by the U.S. Marine

    APT hosts luncheon

    To celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, which is October, Abilene Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, 103 NW 15th St., will host a patient appreciation day on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Free lunch will be served

    DAR turns 100

    The Abilene Chapter DAR will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Mr. K’s Farmhouse. The chapter will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in February 2016.
    Any woman 18 years or older who can


    The Abilene High School Debate Team is seeking volunteers to judge high school debate rounds at the AHS Home Debate Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10. Megan Hagaman, director of debate and forensics at

    Abilene Police Department

    · Sept. 19 — Dalton T. Weaver, male, 23, 820 S. Washington St., Junction City, was arrested for failure to yield, refusing an alcohol test, driving under the influence and driving

    Quilt to be auctioned at fall dinner, bake sale

    The St. Andrew Church annual dinner and bake sale will be Oct. 20 at Sterl Hall.
    The bake sale will open at 10 a.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out is available.
    Items to be sold at

    Building permits

    The following individuals were issued Dickinson County building permits in September:
    · Traci Perkins, 1861 3300 Avenue, for an ag structure
    · Ron Overlease, 2653 Fair Rd., for a home addition

    Baxa joins clinic staff

    Dr. Amanda J. Baxa is joining the staff of Heartland Health Care Clinic and will begin seeing patients of all ages on Nov 2.
    Baxa practices family medicine with obstetrics. She has a special interest

    ‘Trail’ pedal pull winners named

    Results of the pedal tractor pull at the annual Chisholm Trail Festival Saturday was provided by Van De Creek Pedal Power, who supplied the equipment and ran the pull.
    Prizes were provided by C&I John

    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?