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Pedal power

Cycling to work on a blue beach cruiser, with her blond hair and long skirt flowing in the wind, Sheryl Davidson is the true picture of health.
At least that is the perspective of Michelle Stephens, community

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County to hold off on bridge work

Repairs on a bridge located in a rural area of Dickinson County are going to have to wait.
"We don’t have the money right now to be able do that (bridge repair)," Dickinson County Administrator

Abilene to host art walk downtown

The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to invite the public to the Taste of the Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.
The Taste of the Arts event is essentially a two-in-one combo event...Taste

Coulson Family Legacy to benefit farm students

The Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with the Community Foundation of Dickinson County. The scholarship was created by sons Larry and Don, and granddaughter Shelly

Catching ‘winks’ closer to home

Worn out from night after night of unsatisfying sleep, Curtis and Sheree Osland would make the droopy-eyed drive to and from Kansas City or Topeka just to get the supplies they needed to catch their winks.

United Way lunch event set

A troubled child who needs a positive role model.
A father with a low-income job, staring at a pile of bills.
An elderly woman who just needs a ride to the grocery store.
One local organization sees

Local sports

K-State's defense ready for biggest test in Auburn

Kansas State football players rarely, if ever, provide bulletin-board material for opposing teams, but even they sound more respectful than usual when talking about Auburn.
The Wildcats praised the Tigers

Cowboys win at Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The Abilene High School junior varsity traveled to Marysville Monday and came away with a hard fought 6-0 victory.
Both teams struggled offensively in the contest but Abilene was able

Chapman captures title at Smoky Valley

LINDSBORG — Chapman’s girls’ tennis team came home the team champion of the Smoky Valley Invitational Tournament Saturday.
"Our No. 1 doubles team played great all day and showed that

Rural Vista rolls Goessel 48-0

The Rural Vista football team rolled to a 48-0 victory at Goessel Friday night to even its season record to 1-1.
The contest was ended at the 2:57 mark of the third quarter with implementation of the

Wakefield jumps on Solomon early

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Bombers scored four times in the first quarter to jump on the Solomon Gorillas 96-46 in a Wheat State League football game Friday.
Zack Melius scored nine rushing touchdowns


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Derby celebrates 40 years in Abilene

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CKFF announces board openings

The Central Kansas Free Fair Association, Inc. has board openings available for the term of 2015-2018. If you are interested or know of someone that would like to be involved with the CKFF Assoc. please

Sheriff, Police Departments

Aug. 16 — Cynthia Rigg was the victim of burglary and criminal damage of property.
Aug. 19 — David A. Fry was the victim of criminal trespass.
Aug. 20 — Douglas Londene

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?