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    Fair royalty crowned

    FROM LEFT: Connor Pruente, 2nd attendant; Alex Stika, 1st attendant; Rogan Tokach, CKFF King; Mardi Traskowsky, CKFF Queen; Maggie Aylward, 1st attendant; and McKenna Ehrich, 2nd attendant. This year’s Central Kansas Free Fair royalty were crowned
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    City budget calls for .83 mill increase

    Commissioners gave City Manager David Dillner the authority to publish the proposed 2016 city budget at Monday afternoon’s regularly scheduled meeting.
    They also passed ordinances for issuing two

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    Board picks Eisenhower’s brick color

    It’s often said that schools are more than brick and mortar.
    However, brick must be pretty important, based on the amount of discussion devoted to it Monday during a special USD 435 Board of Education

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    ‘Costumed’ cupcakes delight many

    Sisters Miranda and Micayla Stika, of the Lyon Prospectors 4-H Club, talk with Favorite Foods Show judge Becky Ryan about their "Italian Meatballs." Spoiler alert: It’s actually cupcakes. The Stika
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    Honoring cowboys

    Four delegates visiting Abilene from its sister city Omitama, Japan, watch the Alamo Saloon Can-Can Dancers Saturday.

    "Wicked Rose," "Liver Lips Lou" and "Little Britches" sing a song to entertain the

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    Pre-screening shown of ‘90 Minutes in Heaven’

    Pre-screenings of upcoming movies are usually held in larger cities, but Abilene was home to a pre-screening Friday evening for a major film to be released Sept. 11.
    The upcoming movie is "90 Minutes

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    Local sports

    Goodwin ready for Shrine Bowl

    Abilene High School graduate Dalton Goodwin was selected to play for the West Squad in the 42nd Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
    Goodwin, a North Central Kansas League

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    Abilene Rebels play in wood-bat tournament

    CHAPMAN — The Abilene Rebels 16-18 years-old baseball team competed in the Chapman Wood Bat Tournament last weekend.
    Thursday the Rebels went 1-1 in pool play, defeating Chapman 3-0 and falling

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    Commentary: When will Bill Snyder retire?

    When Bill Snyder was named head coach at Kansas State on Nov. 30, 1988, his fellow conference coaches were Barry Switzer, Pat Jones, Tom Osborne, Bill McCartney, Glen Mason and Jim Walden. Wood Widenhofer
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    Kansas State's Dante Barnett, Glenn Gronkowski, Cody Whitehair make preseason All-Big 12 team

    Three Kansas State football players made the Big 12’s preseason all-conference team, the league announced Wednesday.
    Senior safety Dante Barnett, senior left tackle Cody Whitehair and junior fullback

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    School board gets close look at improvements

    GPT Spotlight, Footlights 2015

    4th of July Pedal pull #1

    Recent Video

    • Steve Zs Abilene Car Sales
    • Abilene CPAP
    • Eisenhower Foundation Duplicate
    • Rawhide Portable Corral System
    • Doctor Peterson Duplicate


    Fair Schedule

    8 a.m. — Timed Event Slack
    1 to 3 p.m. — Clothing Construction and Fiber Arts Judging in Sterl Hall
    6 to 11 p.m. — Carnival
    7:30 p.m. — Bull-N-Broncs

    Volunteer opportunity

    Great Plains Theatre is looking for volunteers for this show season to help hand out programs, take tickets, drive golf carts and greet patrons.
    For more information, call the GPT office at (785) 263-4574

    Central Kansas Free Fair

    All day — 4-H Fashion Revue Judging-Constructed and Purchased at Emmanuel Church
    7 p.m. — Public Fashion Revue and King/Queen Coronation at Emmanuel Church


    Abilene Police Department


    July 17 — Clinton Rice, male, 32, 201 S. Cherry St., was arrested for domestic violence battery at 8:23 p.m. at 201 S. Cherry St.


    July 5 — Audrey McGrath, 82, 312 N.

    Boat, jet ski collide at Cheney Lake

    Three people may be injured due to a boat and jet ski accident at Cheney Lake Sunday evening.
    At 8:36 p.m., a boat and jet-ski collided near Hobie Beach, according to Reno County dispatch officials.

    Pre-Fair Schedule

    9 a.m. (by club schedule) — Conference judging of arts and crafts, home environment, photography, woodworking, electric-electronics, space technology, entomology, geology and forestry

    City sets mosquito spraying schedule

    City Public Works crews will again be spraying next week to control mosquitos.
    Weather permitting, spraying to control mosquitoes will be done Sunday and Monday, Public Works Director Lonnie Schrader

    New Trail changes time

    Due to the heat, New Trail Fellowship Cowboy Church has moved the starting time for Sunday morning worship to 10 a.m. This change will be in effect immediately, until sometime in the fall.
    "Wake up just

    Abilene Police Department

    July 11 — Efrain Moreno-Morales, male, 26, 419 NE 14th St., and Hernando Santos-Cruz, male, 28, 301 Charles Road, were arrested for transporting an open container at 1:47 a.m. at 1400 N. Olive

    State cash reserves estimate lowered

    The state’s cash balance could be even smaller next June than lawmakers realized when they approved a tax plan in June.
    When lawmakers left Topeka last month, it was with the understanding the state

    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?