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    Kennedy kids, adults plant prairie garden

    Kids have always enjoyed playing in the dirt, but it’s even more fun when adults are digging in the ground with them.
    Just ask any of the students at Kennedy Primary School. They were having a great time Friday digging holes for the first vegetation

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    Abilene called best ‘romantic get-away’

    In a compilation of the most romantic weekend get-aways in every state, Abilene was listed as Kansas’ best small town to take your sweetheart.
    Thrillist staff writer Kristin Hunt,

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    Greyhounds take spotlight next week

    The National Greyhound Association’s executive director said the organization is "pretty active right now" as it gears up for the annual fall meet.
    More than 60 people from across the United States

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    New prairie garden ‘a place for the community’

    The newly planted prairie garden at Kennedy Primary School isn’t just for students and staff. It’s also a place for the community.
    "We want everyone to know what we’re doing and see

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    Students use teamwork to clean up

    Bryce Riekeman (far left), looks on as Hunter Sprouse (center) hands a broom to Hunter Kaiser at the end of an Abilene High School class on Wednesday afternoon. The students were required to sweep up
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    Danette and the Lions — ensemble entertains club

    The AHS Singers Ensemble sang at a recent Abilene Lions Club meeting in the Abilene Community Center. The Singers are led by Danette Whiteley and accompanied by Sherry Glanzer.The students preformed a
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    Local sports

    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)

    Volleyball Rankings (10-7-15)
    4A I
    1. Bishop Miege 11-8 (1)
    2. McPherson 21-6 (2)
    3. Louisburg 22-10 (4)
    4. Abilene 19-4 (5)
    5. Hays 19-3 (3)
    6. Basehor-Linwood 18-8 (7)
    7. Andale 17-10 (6)
    8. Circle 18-4

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    Tennis team prepares for regionals

    After wrapping up the championship of their Invitational Tournament, the attention of the Abilene Cowgirl tennis shift immediately shifted to the upcoming regional tournament in Lindsborg.
    Three Abilene

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    Abilene stats versus Chapman

    Abilene stats versus Chapman
    Allie Beswick: 4 digs
    Ashley Collette: 1 block, 1 digs
    Bailey Short: 1 ace, 4 digs
    Brie Murray: 5 kills
    Cara Donley: 3 aces, 18 kills, 9 digs
    Claudia Hess: 12 kills, 2 blocks

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    Abilene Cross Country results from Ellsworth

    Abilene Cross Country results from Ellsworth
    7th girls — 1 mile
    Ryan Longenecker, 9th, 7:10
    Heidi Schlesener, 14th, 7:57
    Tearney McGivney, 16th, 8:08
    Skyleigh Pflaster, 17th, 8:09
    Lilly Trotter,

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    DAR turns 100

    The Abilene Chapter DAR will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Mr. K’s Farmhouse. The chapter will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in February 2016.
    Any woman 18 years or older who can


    The Abilene High School Debate Team is seeking volunteers to judge high school debate rounds at the AHS Home Debate Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10. Megan Hagaman, director of debate and forensics at

    Abilene Police Department

    · Sept. 19 — Dalton T. Weaver, male, 23, 820 S. Washington St., Junction City, was arrested for failure to yield, refusing an alcohol test, driving under the influence and driving

    Quilt to be auctioned at fall dinner, bake sale

    The St. Andrew Church annual dinner and bake sale will be Oct. 20 at Sterl Hall.
    The bake sale will open at 10 a.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out is available.
    Items to be sold at

    Building permits

    The following individuals were issued Dickinson County building permits in September:
    · Traci Perkins, 1861 3300 Avenue, for an ag structure
    · Ron Overlease, 2653 Fair Rd., for a home addition

    Baxa joins clinic staff

    Dr. Amanda J. Baxa is joining the staff of Heartland Health Care Clinic and will begin seeing patients of all ages on Nov 2.
    Baxa practices family medicine with obstetrics. She has a special interest

    ‘Trail’ pedal pull winners named

    Results of the pedal tractor pull at the annual Chisholm Trail Festival Saturday was provided by Van De Creek Pedal Power, who supplied the equipment and ran the pull.
    Prizes were provided by C&I John

    Cedar House coordinator to speak at community forum

    The Quality of Life Coalition’s monthly Community Forum will be at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14 with guest speaker Patti O’Malley.
    O’Malley will be speaking on behalf of the Cedar House which

    Local appointments available for Medicare enrollment

    Annual open enrollment for Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) begins Oct. 15.
    "It is time to review your prescription drug plan and see if there are less expensive options available," said Brenda

    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?