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    Pair driving classic Hudson across states

    Stopping on small town streets and at major bridge projects from Boston to Phoenix, a pair of people who are passionate about public works are using a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 to display the rustiness of America’s aging infrastructure.
    Dan McNichol,

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    School board sells carpentry house

    Nearly every year the Abilene High School carpentry students build a house, which is sold at auction at the end of the school year.
    Based on the past four houses sold, the district has come out ahead

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    History teacher closes his ‘book’

    After following the same routine for 35 years, this American history teacher is still making plans for his daily life in retirement.
    For Abilene Middle School social studies teacher Ben Ines, following

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    Update from Great Plains Theatre

    Great Plains Theatre will offer the following programs for local children and teens this summer, under the direction of the theatre’s new education director, Mark A. Robinson.

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    Foundation grants awarded

    Attendees of the Community Foundation of Dickinson County annual meeting and dinner were encouraged to submit their name for a drawing. In addition to their names, the attendees also listed a local nonprofit.

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    Training for the next war

    FORT RILEY — For more than a decade, troops here have been schooled in counterinsurgency.
    "Mission-specific" training, they call it: going house to house, busting down doors, rooting out terror

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    Local sports

    Curry Sexton & Jake Waters to be putting on football camps around the state

    Manhattan — Curry Sexton & Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State’s most impactful
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    UAB reinstates football program

    The University of Alabama-Birmingham reinstated its football program.
    "We are in a different position," UAB president Ray Watts said Monday, a reversal from the announcement of the termination of the

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    Abilene Rebels open season with sweep of Herington

    The Abilene Rebels Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team opened up their season with a home sweep of Herington last Friday night. Abilene won the opener 12-1 in five innings and took the nightcap 10-0
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    Davidson 5th for K-State

    Dwight Davidson, Hope, placed 5th at the Big 12 Track and Field meet for K-State throwing the javelin. Regionals were this weekend in Austin, Texas.
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    County winners in beef show

    Frakes Co. Grand Opening

    AHS Graduation 2015

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    Coming up in town

    Rebecca Stoffer of the Mother’s of Preschoolers program will speak at the Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly community forum at 8:30 a.m. June 10 at 300 N. Cedar St., Ste. 209 in Abilene.

    World Elder Abuse Awareness

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
    The purpose

    Foiled crime in Kansas

    A 39-year-old Papa John’s pizza delivery man was delivering pizza in the 4900 block of East Morris at around 8:15 p.m. Saturday when a robbery attempt was made.

    When the delivery man arrived at

    IKE plates hit road

    I LIKE IKE Kansas license plates are hitting the road, providing an opportunity to honor the 34th President of the United States and Abilene native while supporting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation. 

    Youth Improv Comedy Show

    If you enjoy youth and laughter, come join our improv troupe, The Best Medicine, for some fun.
    The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 at First United Methodist Church; 601 N. Cedar St.

    Emmanuel VBS

    Kids going into pre-kindergarten through fifth-grades are invited to "A Gift of Christmas," a summer-time holiday celebration held 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week at

    Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

    May 7 — Gean Birth struck a "Road Closed" sign at 1:12 p.m. near the intersection of Old Highway 40 and Camp Road.

    May 8 — Hollis Day, Jr., left the roadway and hit highway signs at

    Local group starts June 3

    To find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce, visit DivorceCare in Abilene — a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult
    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?