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Author connects Abilene to KC Monarchs

He grew up trading baseball cards and "talking baseball" wherever he went.
Now, speaker and author Phil Dixon is "one of our region’s best baseball historians," according to Tom Rives, deputy director

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Author connects Abilene to KC Monarchs


He grew up trading baseball cards and "talking baseball" wherever he went.
Now, speaker and author Phil Dixon is "one of our region’s best baseball historians," according to Tom Rives, deputy director

1,500-plus rubber ducks invade Abilene pool


After about 30 minutes navigating the "high seas" at Abilene Municipal pool, a rubber duck purchased by Clinton Rice bested 1,559 other bright-yellow bath toys.
Rice’s duck slipped into the final

USD 435 drawing outside students


Even without the new schools, which have not yet been constructed, Abilene is drawing students from outside the district, throughout the county.
For the 2012-13 school year, 62 students listed as USD

Duck race to benefit American Cancer Society


The participants in Saturday’s race will be more than sitting ducks.
Floating "rubber duckies" will sail the waters of the Abilene Municipal Pool to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and

Jokes, weather draw big crowd at Municipal Band concert


Unseasonably cool weather — about 70 degrees at 8 p.m. — brought out the crowd for Thursday’s Abilene Municipal Big Band Concert at the Royer Band Shell.
Toby Weishaar, who normally

State news

Kansas House panel's leader quits over school bill

Rep. Marc Rhoades unexpectedly resigned Monday as chairman of the Kansas House Appropriations Committee, saying he couldn't support the House Republican leadership's school funding bill because of how

Kansas residents rush to beat health care deadline

Consumers and health care counselors in Kansas are struggling through problems with the federal government's online insurance marketplace ahead of the deadline to sign up for coverage.
Kansas residents

Parents, teachers walk for Kansas schools

Despite sore feet and windy weather, five parents and teachers have completed a 60-mile walk from Johnson County to the Statehouse to show support for Kansas public schools.
The hikers are part of a group

Feds list lesser prairie chicken as threatened

The Obama administration said Thursday it is placing a grassland grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and

Kansas shutting off cold weather protection

State officials are reminding Kansans who fall behind on electric and natural gas bills that they will lose some protection against shutoffs next week.
The utility-regulating Kansas Corporation Commission

People

1,500-plus rubber ducks invade Abilene pool


After about 30 minutes navigating the "high seas" at Abilene Municipal pool, a rubber duck purchased by Clinton Rice bested 1,559 other bright-yellow bath toys.
Rice’s duck slipped into the final

Jokes, weather draw big crowd at Municipal Band concert


Unseasonably cool weather — about 70 degrees at 8 p.m. — brought out the crowd for Thursday’s Abilene Municipal Big Band Concert at the Royer Band Shell.
Toby Weishaar, who normally

Sips renames drink in Gassmanís honor


Throughout her battle with cancer, a local girl who died in March used to stop into a local café for her favorite drink. In her honor, that shop has renamed the beverage.
In memory of Carly Gassman,

Community

USD 435 drawing outside students


Even without the new schools, which have not yet been constructed, Abilene is drawing students from outside the district, throughout the county.
For the 2012-13 school year, 62 students listed as USD

Duck race to benefit American Cancer Society


The participants in Saturday’s race will be more than sitting ducks.
Floating "rubber duckies" will sail the waters of the Abilene Municipal Pool to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and

County set to vacate bridge


Dickinson County officials hope to soon be rid of a bridge in the southeast corner of the county.
Commissioners approved a notice to vacate the bridge and a portion of roadway on Rock Springs Ranch.
According

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