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    Gunning at the Gulch

    A Cowboy Action Shooting participant reloads at the Sunday morning shoot in the Butterfield Gulch, south of Chapman. More than 50 enthusiasts — some from out of state, with family members in tow — played their sanctioned version of "cowboys
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    Just being monkeys


    Casen Walsh, 12, and Brogan Lehman, 11, both of Abilene, balance on fencesThursday evening at the livestock barns in the Abilene Fairgrounds. Brogan’s mother, Stacey Lehman, said, "They’re
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    Dickinson County Sheriff


    March 28 — Ted Hettenbach, of Chapman, was the victim of burglary of tie down straps.
    March 10 — Candace Heinecke, of Abilene, was the victim of criminal damage to a mailbox.
    March 27

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    Abilene Prayer Breakfast set for Thursday


    No one can say Traci Scott’s life is dull.
    Whether it be broadcasting as a TV reporter, serving as a spokesperson for Congressmen, ushering dignitaries as a press officer in Iraq or working at the

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    Car show in Herington


    Overcast skies threatened rain late last month during the 4th Annual Throttle Jockeys’ Car Club Show in Herington, but the precipitation did not develop. Temperatures hovering in the upper 50s
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    Greensburg land bank helps town grow after tornado


    The people of Greensburg knew they would rebuild their town. They knew it would be better and greener.
    What they didn’t know in the days and weeks after the EF-5 tornado hit on May 4, 2007, was

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    Local sports

    Wamego captures Clay Center Invitational


    CLAY CENTER — One week after Abilene High School broke the streak of Red Raider wins on the golf course, Wamego powered back to take the Clay Center Invitational Thursday.
    Wamego took the team score

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    Cowgirls rally to split with Beloit


    BELOIT — The Abilene Cowgirls rallied in the late innings of game two to earn a split with the Beloit Lady Bluejays.
    Abilene scored a run in the sixth and three in the seventh to capture a 5-4 non-conference

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    Goodwin selected for Kansas Shrine Bowl


    KANSAS CITY — The Kansas Shrine Bowl has announced that Dalton Goodwin of Abilene High School has been selected by a mail ballot of sports media professionals and the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl coaching
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    Cowgirls dominate Concordia Panthers


    CONCORDIA — The Abilene Cowgirl softball bats were swinging for the fences at Concordia Tuesday.
    The Cowgirls had a combined 33 hits in the North Central Kansas League double-header and they won

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    Abilene Prayer Breakfast

    The 18th annual Abilene Prayer Breakfast celebrating the National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 7 at Sterl Hall. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., followed by program at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $7

    Gunmen shot in Texas

    Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack Sunday outside a controversial Dallas-area event where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim Prophet Muhammad,

    90th birthday open house for Jay Kramer

    Jay Kramer will be honored with a come and go 90th birthday open house from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Community Building in Longford. Cards may be sent to 521 Kansas Ave., Longford, KS 67458.

    Chamber fiesta

     The public is invited to attend a Chamber Business After Hours social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Village Manor, 705 N. Brady. The theme for the event is Cinco de Mayo. 
    Refreshments will be served

    Diabetes support group to meet

     The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B (this room was formerly referred to as Conference Room 4). The guest

    Penner to address tourism luncheon

    Marci Penner, well known advocate of tourism will be guest speaker at the annual Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon on Friday, May 8 in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard.

    Mother’s Day Tea to be held at Courtyard

    The second annual Mother’s Day Tea will be held at 10 a.m. May 9 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library indoor courtyard. The tea will feature a program by Eileen Hadley Givens, granddaughter of

    Meeting targets ‘women managing the land’

    Women in agriculture are invited to attend a comfortable evening full of education and fun.
    The first ever "Women Managing the Land" meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, at Sterl Hall. Registration

    Food vendors sought for Symphony

    The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking food vendors for the annual D-Day commemoration concert on Saturday, June 6. Symphony at Sunset will take place on the Eisenhower campus

    Cinco de Chamber

    The public is cordially invited to attend a Chamber Business After Hours social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Village Manor, 705 N. Brady. The theme for the event is Cinco de Mayo. 
    Refreshments with

    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?