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    Abilene Cemetery sign raised

    The Abilene Cemetery has a new welcome sign, thanks to the labor of three local men and a donation from the Jeffcoat Foundation.
    Clayton Davidson, Ron Timm and Don Ackerman worked Saturday morning and into the early afternoon installing the sign. Ackerman

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    Monument marks future resting place of Marlin Fitzwater

    Visitors to the Abilene Cemetery may observe a stately monument ascribed to Marlin and Melinda Fitzwater.
    Marlin, who was the only press secretary to be appointed by two presidents of the United States,

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    Radio station to receive blessing

    St. The´re´se Radio is plannings an online radio event Sunday to celebrate receipt of its broadcasting license from the Federal Communication Commission.
    The license was issued Oct. 5 to KGIH FM 106.5,

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    Local hospice a helping hand

    Editor’s note: November is hospice month.

    Caroline Pepe has a team of people whose goal is to make her life more comfortable.
    She doesn’t live at a spa — instead, she lives in

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    Felix Strauss is Cowboy Joe

    Felix Strauss holds his Cowboy Joe belt buckle and wears the orange cowboy hat bestowed after he won the Abilene High School campaign for the honor. At his sides are campaign managers Natalie Howie (left)
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    Distance cyclist known for kindness

    Jerry Brick has biked more than 5,150 miles this year and achieved the highest level possible in a national cycling competition. But those who bike with him know Brick for more than just cycling far and
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    Local sports

    Wheat State League final standings and All-League Team

    Wheat State League

    Solomon 6-0 10-2
    Rural Vista 4-1 7-3
    Wakefield 0-1 6-3
    Little 1-4 3-6
    Centre 0-4 4-6

    2015 Wheat State

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    Kansas State rallies late to beat Iowa State 38-35

    Just when it looked like a disappointing season was headed for a new low, Kansas State pulled off an unlikely comeback against Iowa State that will go down as one of the wildest endings of the year.

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    Longhorns win dual meet at Chapman

    Middle School Wrestling
    Double dual at Chapman
    Concordia 72, Chapman 24
    Abilene 57, Concordia 46
    75 — Sajen Kemling (Con) won by fall over Skyleigh Pflaster (AMS)
    80 — Miller Unruh (AMS) won

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    Four starters return for Abilene Cowboys

    Four starters return for the 2015-16 Abilene Cowboys who finished 18-4 overall and were 10-0 in the North Central Kansas League last season.
    Veteran high school coach Terry Taylor begins his ninth season

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    American Education Week 2015

    Ag Awareness Day 2015

    Beta Sigma Phi

    Recent Video

    • Doctor Peterson
    • Rawhide Portable Corral System
    • Abilene Virtual School
    • Steve Zs Abilene Car Sales
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    Abilene High School

    · Nov. 7 — At the McPherson tournament, the team of Dani Disney and Breanna Prater placed 4th in the varsity division against some tough competition from around the state. 
    · Nov. 14

    Building permits

    Abilene issued the following building permits during October:
    · Brian’s Plumbing, 307 NE Ninth St., plumbing
    · Mike Frey, 201 NE 12th St., addition to garage
    · Four Seasons, 711 N.

    Dickinson County Sheriff’s Report

    The Dickinson County Sheriff reported the following arrests:
    · Nov. 14 — James Wilson Jr. of Junction City arrested in Abilene for driving while license suspended
    · Nov. 15

    District court

    The following cases appeared in district court Nov. 12-20:
    · Zachary Reid Fogal pleaded guilty to transporting an open container and exceeding maximum speed limits on Aug. 7 and was ordered to pay

    Upcoming public meetings

    · Today — City Commission, 4 p.m., Abilene Public Library
    · Nov. 24 — Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board, 201 NW Second St. conference room
    · Nov. 24 —

    Workshop to cover deer processing

    K-State Research and Extension Dickinson County will offer a deer processing workshop at the Herington Community Building, 810 S. Broadway, on Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Extension Specialist Charlie Lee

    Volunteers plan fundraiser

    The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps is planning a HCI fundraiser offering items for sale up to 80 percent below retail.
    The fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, and 8 a.m.

    Christmas Aid Project seeks donations

    Church Women United kicked off their Christmas Aid Project on Oct. 15, soliciting donations from Dickinson County organizations, businesses and individuals for distribution of the funds in the form of

    Dickinson County Democrats to meet

    Dickinson County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting Nov. 30 at the Pizza Hut.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The guest speaker will be Senator Tom Hawk, who represents

    Government offices to close

    The Dickinson County courthouse, district court and transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving day.
    The courthouse and district court also will be closed Nov. 27, but the transfer station will be

    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?