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A number of substitute teachers were approved by the Abilene Board of Education during its meeting Monday night, along with other employments.

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Volunteering for Toys 4 Tots, Megan Armstrong shops among the donated toys this year that will be distributed Saturday. Last year 368 Dickinson County kids received gift bags through Toys 4 Tots. “It’s almost better than shopping for your own kids,” Armstrong said. Included in the gift bags …

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A Hutchinson property owner was given an extra month to bring his building in Abilene up to compliance at the Abilene City Commission meeting on Monday at a public hearing.

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A sale bill advertising Saturday’s auto equipment liquidation auction in the Abilene High School Vo-Ag building spurred school board discussion Monday night about options for students interested in pursuing a career in automotive technology.

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MANHATTAN — Abilene will host a four-part series of workshops focused on helping women sharpen their farm financial management skills.

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SOLOMON — Solomon’s Stuff the Bus will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cowboy Weigh.

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Ken King lights one of the four center candles at the candle-lighting ceremony at Abilene Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening. People at the ceremony lit their candles from the tapers in remembrance of loved ones who had died. The annual ceremony is organized by Home Health & Hospice of…

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Construction work on the new Dickinson County jail is continuing, although most of the progress being made is underground.

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Elm Street fro N.W. Third Street to Fourth Street will be closed until Dec. 18.

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The Abilene High School Singers, directed by Danette Whiteley (left), performed a couple of Christmas carols Saturday night to those enjoying refreshments at the First Christian Church, 612 N. Buckeye, during the 43rd annual Homes for the Holidays Tour. Including a church is one of the tradi…

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A Global Train Christmas fundraising concert will feature the voice of Katie Peterson, reigning Miss Southern States Princess of America pageant winner and National Princess of America participant, performing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Church, 1300 N. Vine.

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The Abilene City Commission was split on how to manage videos of the meetings once the equipment is installed.

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JUNCTION CITY — The Geary County Sheriff’s Office and Junction City Police Department are investigating the deaths of two men after a possible kidnapping in Junction City.

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Old Abilene Town leaders are making plans to turn the “modest cowtown” back into a dynamic tourist attraction, starting with enhanced programming in 2020.

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The 15th annual Community Christmas dinner is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Abilene Elk’s Lodge, 417 NW Fourth.

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The driver of a pickup that crashed in the early morning hours of Sept. 17 has been arrested, accused in Dickinson County District Court of aggravated battery and DUI.

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It was a homecoming for Jody Lantz when she toured Garfield Thursday.

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Abilene currently does not specifically require a drainage study for building permits, Abilene consultant Dennis Kissinger told the Abilene City Commission.

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This may be your last chance to see one small town in Dickinson County before it disappears. Unless, of course, someone buys it.

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Note: This is the final installment in a series of articles regarding the USD 435 District Learning Update presented to Abilene Board of Education members during the Nov. 11 meeting.

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Both semitrailers stolen from Price Truck Line early Friday morning were found in Sedgwick County Monday along with some of the stolen merchandise.

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The best option to resolve flooding in the northeast region of Abilene is for the city to build and maintain a detention lagoon, consultant Dennis Kissinger told the Abilene City Commission at a study session on Monday.

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Hospice of Dickinson County is sponsoring its annual “Remember Me Tree,” to honor the memory of loved ones during the holiday season. It will be on display in the lobby of Memorial Hospital, 511 N.E. 10th Street through the end of December.

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Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles regarding the USD 435 District Learning Update presented to the Abilene Board of Education at the Nov. 11 meeting. Part 3 discussed state assessment results that show students are doing a good job when it comes to reading and English but still…

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4-Hers, their families and friends throughout Dickinson County were recognized at the 89th annual 4-H Achievement Banquet at Sterl Hall on Tuesday night.

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Two semi tractors believed to have been stolen from Price Truck Line were discovered burned in Sedgwick County Friday.The trailers containing an assortment of merchandise stolen from the property have not been located.According to the Abilene Police Department, the gates to Price Truck Line,…

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The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Shop Small Saturday Bag Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.

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In an unanimous vote, the Abilene City Commission approved setting 4 p.m. Jan. 13 for a public hearing to establish a Community Development District of a development of a Holiday Inn in north Abilene at its regular meeting Monday.

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Note: This is the third in a series of articles regarding the USD 435 District Learning Update presented to Abilene Board of Education members during the Nov. 11 meeting.

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An all-volunteer organization raising $100,000 in 11 years is an impressive feat, especially for a small town like Abilene.

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Work on the new Dickinson County jail is running about three to four weeks behind schedule, but utility relocation is nearly complete and other work is ongoing.

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Offices for the city of Abilene, Dickinson County and District Court will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Some might wonder why Chapman Board of Education incumbent Lara Strauss requested a recount when she lost her seat on the board by more than 200 votes during the 2019 General Election.

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CHAPMAN — A unique aspect of Chapman High Schools six student-run businesses is how the students work together, said Jamie Manhart with Greenbush Education Services.

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Five people were killed in crashes when a deadly snowstorm swept through Kansas on Friday. One was a former Dickinson County man and another was a 19-year-old killed in Dickinson County.

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Dickinson County Commissioners heard from an Abilene woman Thursday who said she has deep concern about the future of the Dickinson County Historical Society (DCHS).

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Note: This is the second in a series of articles regarding the USD 435 District Learning Update presented to Abilene Board of Education members during the Nov. 11 meeting.

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CHAPMAN — The Chapman Police Department and Dickinson County Sheriff's Office are still responding to a situation in Chapman.

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A big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine, Alexis Johnson, 4, of Gypsum was among many who followed the Big Boy steam locomotive through Kansas Wednesday.