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    Students get live ‘lesson’ on owls

    Amber Myers, a naturalist at Milford Nature Center, shows Abilene Middle School students a barn owl during her presentation in the AMS commons area Tuesday. Myers displayed and spoke about three live owls at the school. AMS science teacher Cheri Tajchman
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    Election ordinances on city’s agenda

    Abilene city commissioners will consider approval of two ordinances relating to upcoming elections and repealing Charter Ordinance 10 when they meet in regular session Monday afternoon at the public library.
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    Snowstorm postpones county trip to see jails

    Dickinson County officials were planning a trip to Nebraska earlier this week to tour jail facilities and learn more about the architect selected to head the county’s Justice Center project.

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    Memorial Hospital earns ‘High 5’ recognition

    Memorial Hospital in Abilene is now a "High 5 for Mom & Baby" recognized hospital, having integrated specific maternity care procedures based on the proven health benefits associated with breastfeeding
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    Kids learn about dental health

    Debb Homman, infant/toddler specialist for Child Care Aware of Kansas, recently demonstrated how to properly brush teeth using an oversized toothbrush and mouth of teeth as props.
    Homman gave the presentation

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    Abilene reports sufficient fund reserves

    Abilene’s financial situation looks good, according to information provided to city commissioners by City Manager David Dillner and City Financial Officer Marcus Rothchild Tuesday evening during
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    Local sports

    Cowboys seize control of NCKL crown

    The Abilene Cowboys claimed their share of the North Central Kansas League wrestling crown with a 48-18 win over Clay Center Thursday on senior recognition night in the AHS gym.
    "It was a good night for

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    Jason Zook signs with Garden City Community College

    Jason Zook signs his National Letter of Intent with Garden City Community College. Jason was an All-NCKL Offensive and Defensive lineman and was selected to play in the 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl. He is
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    From Cowboys to Broncbusters

    Three Abilene High School seniors have signed letters of intent to continue their education and play football at Garden City Community College. Andy Tope, Harley Hazlett and Trey Bender signed their letters
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    Cowgirls bounce back with big win at Wamego

    WAMEGO — After falling short Friday, the Abilene Cowgirls bounced back with energy to spare with a big 54-38 North Central Kansas League victory over Wamego Tuesday night.
    Abilene roared out to

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

    Grant Photos for Julie

    American Education Week 2015

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    Historical society to host annual student art show

    Art created by kindergarten through 12th grade students in Dickinson County will be on display at the Heritage Center in Abilene Feb. 7-14.
    The seventh annual arts show sponsored by the Dickinson County

    Teen may face armed robbery charges

    A 15-year-old male was taken into custody Thursday following an alleged armed robbery at Casey’s General Store, 201 S. Buckeye Avenue about 11:50 a.m. that day.
    Abilene police officers responded

    Crime of the week

    During the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, Herington Lanes located on West Main Street in Herington was burglarized.
    The suspect forcibly entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount

    CHS Honor Roll

    Coye Crane
    Kennedy Davis
    Ashley Dyer
    Chance Hayden
    Alexandra Hoelscher
    Schailynne Huber
    Chase Hunter 
    Nikoli Jury
    Ashley Knowles
    Lozano Lovett
    Dylan Meyer
    Renee Milleson
    Tristian Moreland

    Today in history

    Today, Feb. 3, marks the 144th birthday of the late C.L. Brown, who lived in Abilene and started the companies that became Sprint Telecommunications and Westar Energy. Brown also is the founder of Brown


    Four Donald M. Stewart Scholarships, each in the amount of at least $3,000, are available to be awarded in May. The annual scholarship are available to any person who is presently or has in the past graduated

    Forum to feature outreach

    The Quality of Life Coalition is having a special program for its February community forum, to be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.
    Director Claudette Humphrey and Coordinator Kyle Weiser, both of

    Fish, pancakes at VFW

    There will be a fish and chips dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the VFW Hall, 317 N. Spruce St. The American Legion Auxiliary is asking for a donation of $5. On Saturday, March 19,

    Clerks offer $500 scholarships

    The County Clerks and Election Officials Association, with the help of the News Election Service, is awarding $500 scholarships to students who intend to attend a Kansas college majoring in journalism,

    MHS suspends Flour Power

    The annual Flour Power event sponsored by Memorial Health System is being suspended for 2016 as the health system looks at options for restructuring the event. If there are any community members, organizations
    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?