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    Washout weekend?

    Alfalfa growers waiting to harvest. Pool-goers waiting for the next opening. Patriotic partiers waiting to fire the grill.
    Rainfall during Memorial Day weekend put a pause on both celebrations and outdoor work, declaring thunderstorms the winner in

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    New clerk ready to roll

    CHAPMAN — Life is full of firsts. Some of the more memorable ones can be the first day of school, or our first day at a new job.
    Erin Tilton experienced a first of her own yesterday morning when

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    Coloring hero bags

    Emmet Jackson (left) and Ian Crump color book bags with the nationwide summer reading program theme — "Every hero has a story." The book bag coloring activity was just one of the options for program
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    Local grads receive Tyrell Scholarships

    The Community Foundation of Dickinson County recently announced that Abilene High School senior, Jacoby Robinson and Chapman High School senior, Cody Blocker were awarded the Woodrow and Esther Tyrell
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    Eisenhower Airport

    The first big change to occur at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is just days away. As officials get ready to open the new $160 million terminal on June 3, the first step will come a week
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    The day Udall disappeared

    There aren’t many people left who crawled out of the rubble the night this small town died more than half a century ago. For those who remain, however, certain memories will never fade.
    Beth Evans

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    Local sports

    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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    Chapman honors athletes at banquet

    CHAPMAN — Chapman High School hosted their Three Sport Athlete and Award Banquet recently. There were 30 student athletes who participated in three sports throughout the 2014-15 school year.

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    Abilene Baseball Club 3rd Annual Alumni Game

    The Abilene Baseball Club will host its third annual Alumni Baseball Game Saturday June 6th at Ted Power Field.
    The event is open to all former players, coaches and managers who participated on teams

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    Hayden shuts out Cowboys in regional

    TOPEKA — The once-beaten and top-ranked Topeka Hayden Wildcats shutout the Abilene Cowboys baseball team at regional 10-0 Thursday evening.
    Hayden pitcher Jacob Head blanked the Cowboys with a no-hitter

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    County winners in beef show

    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

    AHS Graduation 2015

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    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

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    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

    Correction Make-A-Wish Details

    A story printed in Tuesday’s edition incorrectly referred to the organization presenting Cooper Holloway’s wish as Make-A-Wish Foundation. The correct name of the organization is Make-A-Wish

    Earthquake shakes Central Kansas

    One of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita.
    The earthquake struck at 1:44

    Save the date: Arts Council fundraiser June 13

    Join the Arts Council of Dickinson County 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13 for its annual fundraiser at the Civic Center. This year’s theme, A Night in Vegas, will feature six gaming tables, including Poker,

    Friends of 4-H Picnic

    The annual Friends of 4-H Picnic will be held Tuesday, July 7 to thank the many businesses and individuals who help make the 4-H program great in Dickinson County. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. in

    Diabetes support group

    The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4).

    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?