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    Cruising through Kansas

    A crowd of bicycle enthusiasts will crash in Abilene this summer.
    That is, "crash" in the informal term referring to sleeping somewhere overnight.
    Organizers are hoping to avoid any traditional crashes or injuries, though plenty of the participants may

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    News

    Governorís former chief of staff lobbies for big tobacco


    Gov. Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff is lobbying on behalf of a tobacco company against a proposed tax increase on tobacco, a critical part of the governor’s plan to balance the state’s
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    Shopko helps fund local schools


    Ted Brink, district manager of Shopko, presents Denise Guy, superintendent of Abilene Schools, with a check from Shopko for $2,500 in front of the new store on North Buckeye Avenue. About 300 people attended
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    Abilene board buys two vehicles


    Abilene High School students attending classes at Salina Area Technical College will have new vehicles to get them there.
    Currently, a number of AHS students are transported to Salina Area Tech to attend

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    New PE teachers to join USD 435


    Two new physical education teachers will become Abilene USD 435 staff members next school year.
    Derek Berns will teach PE at Abilene Middle School. Josh Rankin will be at the PE teacher at Garfield Upper

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    New center receives county funding


    Dickinson County Commissioners voted Thursday to give $3,500 to the Cedar House, a women’s treatment center established in 2012.
    The organization’s mission is to provide a sober living environment,

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    Local sports

    All-State Recognition


    Abilene junior Cara Donley leads a standout group of Dickinson County basketball players to receive recognition from two of the states largest newspapers.
    The Topeka Capital Journal named Donley to the

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    Johnson, Berven, Koop return to lead Cowboys


    Mike Jantz begins his second season as the head coach of Abilene High Schools Boys Tennis Team and will be looking for seniors Gabe Johnson and Reggie Koop and sophomore Jacob Berven to guide the Cowboys
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    Donley and Barbieri receive All-State Honors


    Abilene juniors Cara Donley and Belle Barbieri were recognized at the Cowgirl Basketball Awards Banquet Thursday evening for being selected Class 4A All State basketball players. Donley was named 3rd
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    Cowgirls recognized for league title


    Four Abilene Cowgirl basketball players were recognized by the North Central Kansas League head coaches by being named to the 2014-15 All League Team. Abilene won the league crown for the first time since
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    Willowdale 4-H Minutes

    The Willowdale 4-H meeting was held at 7 p.m. Sterl Hall on March 9. The meeting was called to order by Rogan Tokach, and the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge was led by Alice Bathurst and Megan

    Local author to speak at public library

    Local author and Kansas State University Salina Professor Patricia Ackerman will be at the Abilene Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 for a program about her recent book, "Marymount College

    Childbirth class

    Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center is offering a Childbirth Education Class comprised of two class sessions. The sessions will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 13 and 14 in Conference Room B (formerly

    CNA class to be held at Manor

    Get started in your nursing career now by registering for a CNA class.† Village Manor in Abilene will host a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class April 1 to May 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

    Kennedy Kindergarten Roundup

    Kennedy Primary will be holding the annual Kindergarten Roundup from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 24.
    This is on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary. During the roundup, children

    Water main work starts Monday

    J-K Construction and the city of Abilene water distribution personnel will be making water main improvements in the 100 block of NE 9th Street.
    Work will start Monday, March 30, and will result in the

    Old hymns to be featured in song-fest

    Enterprise First Baptist Church is hosting a Fifth Sunday Songfest at 6 p.m. March 29 at the church, two miles east of Enterprise.
    Snacks and fellowship time will follow the singing.
    Come enjoy and share

    New hours for Jeffcoat Museum

    Starting on Wednesday, April 1, the Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum will be open Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information

    Enterprise Easter Egg Hunt

    The Enterprise City Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. April 4 at America’s Park in Enterprise. Age divisions are walking to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 7 and 8 and older.

    The Gathering

    The Gathering is for 18 to 35-year-olds "who want to know God for real." It is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All within the age range are invited. For more information, text (785) 280-2310.
    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?