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    Sign announces change

    "Sold" has been on the sign advertising the old Green Acres Restaurant and Lounge and Bowling Alley near the intersection of North Buckeye Avenue and Interstate 70 for a couple weeks. The new owner, Reno’s Alley, LLC, has plans to renovate the
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    News

    County raises levy by 4.212 mills


    Lower taxes or lower quality of life?
    That was the question posed by Dickinson County Attorney Daryl Hawkins Thursday morning after county commissioners heard from Abilene resident Diane Miller who asked

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    Bridge declared surplus


    A fracture critical bridge was declared surplus property Thursday after Dickinson County Commissioners vacated a portion of roadway that crosses the bridge.
    With those two actions, one of Dickinson County’s

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    Johnsons celebrate 40th year at church, school


    When the Johnsons decided to move to Abilene, they had no jobs, no job prospects, no family in the area and no place to live.
    What they ended up with was Abilene Bible Baptist Church and Academy, which

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    McKinley students sing of ‘outrageous respect’


    Getting a little crazy in the name of respect was exactly what students were asked to do yesterday afternoon at McKinley Elementary School.
    After a morning of co-writing with the kids, children’s

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    Musician, kids write song at McKinley


    Children at McKinley Elementary School received a special gift this morning — the opportunity to co-write a song with full-time songwriter Monte Selby, of Boulder, Colo.
    Selby told the second and

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    Local sports

    Longhorn football prepares for season


    Abilene Middle School football coaches used the two early release days, Tuesday and Wednesday, to hold earlier than normal practices. The seventh and eighth grade teams began practice for the 2015 season
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    Cowboys open season with targets on their back


    The defending champion of the North Central Kansas League enters the following season with bulls-eye clearly on the their backs. This year the Abilene Cowboys enter the 2015 football season with the orange
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    Steve Tiernan takes over Gorilla football


    SOLOMON — One of the state’s top 8-Man football coaches, Steve Tiernan will be the man in charge of the Solomon Gorillas in 2015.
    Tiernan replaces Justin Coup after his one season at the helm.

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    K-State’s Whitehair Added to Lombardi Award Watch List


    MANHATTAN — Kansas State senior offensive lineman Cody Whitehair was one of 34 players nationally to be added to the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award during the award’s final
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    Galleries


    4-Hers strut their fashions


    School board gets close look at improvements


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    Birthday open house

    Fred Meyer, of Gypsum, will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 19, 2015. Meyer was born Sept. 18, 1935, on a farm south of Carlton. He graduated from Chapman High School in 1953. In 1955, he married Mary

    Rankin: Sister City visit ‘successful’

    "It was a most successful occasion and event," reported Sister City Committee Chairman Jerry Rankin Monday afternoon.
    Mayor Dennis Weishaar had asked him to give a report about the July 22 through Aug.

    Artists’ booth space available for festival

    Artists of all mediums still have time to apply to the first 5 Star Arts Festival to be held in historic downtown Abilene, Sept. 25- 27.
    Booth space is $50 per booth. Artists will be set up in tents

    Public library announces fall documentaries

    Brown Bag Special Documentary films will resume this fall at the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St. on Sept. 1.
    These documentaries are about 50 minutes long and are shown Tuesdays at noon. Participants

    Correction

    Caleb Crippen’s name was misspelled in a photo caption Tuesday. "Caleb," not "Cayleb," is the correct spelling of his first name.

    Card shower

    Edna Long will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, Sept. 2.
    Long was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Junction City.
    She graduated from Linwood High School in 1953.
    After high school graduation, she worked

    Dickinson County Democrats

    Dickinson County Democrats will meet at the Abilene Pizza Hut on Aug. 31. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to visit and eat if desired. Discussion will be about upcoming events and Demofest ,which took place
    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?