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After 61 seasons of raising donations and funding non-profit organizations, The United Way of Dickinson County is ending services at the end of the year.

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More than just roses can be seen at the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park. A walking path is located around the Rose Garden and the area is available for special occasions and weddings. Of course there are also roses there.

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Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools, thanked the Board of Education during its regular meeting Monday night for allowing administrators “flexibility in hiring practices.”

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The 6th Annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Bridge Benefit was held on July 27 and raised more than $2,000 for the Eisenhower Foundation’s K-12 IKEducation.

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Lauren Kellum, one of the many new teachers for the Abilene School District, works on getting the room ready for first graders and their parents at open house tonight. The first day of school for Abilene is Thursday. Kellum uses stuff animals as reading aids for her students.

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A committee of school board members interested in prioritizing facility needs was formed during Monday night’s Abilene Board of Education meeting.

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Flooding of thousands of acres of cropland and damage to railroad tracks and county roads might have been prevented this spring and summer.

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Dickinson County officials continue to be “pleasantly surprised’ by sales tax revenues coming in each month, County Administrator Brad Homman told commissioners Thursday.

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The mill levy to support Hospital District No. 1 in Dickinson County remained at 2 after the Board of Directors for Memorial Health System approved a budget Tuesday.

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Kaleb Burt, 4, takes a ride on the swings at Eisenhower Park Thursday afternoon when the temperature dropped below 80 degrees. Forecast for Saturday is mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 88 degrees.

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A presentation on farm safety will be held Aug. 13 to 15 at Sterl Hall.

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Dickinson County Commissioners will consider a proposed budget of $23,710,671 funded by a 55.912 mill levy during the public hearing set for 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Something to brag about in Washington is what U.S. Senator Jerry Moran was hoping for when he toured the newly remodeled Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum Wednesday.

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Harmon Geissinger was the first to try out the interactive mural painted Wednesday by Whitney Kerr III on the south of the KABI radio station building on northwest Second Street. Kerr had originally wanted a girl but after looking through many photographs, he selected the image of Geissinger…

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Abilene Public School’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes a significant bump in the capital outlay fund that could potentially be used for facility improvements.

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The Abilene City Commission reviewed at Monday’s study session a bid for audio and video equipment for the Abilene Public Library which will eventually allow for the recording and replay of meetings.

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The U.S. flag had only 48 stars when Linda Bankes first mounted a horse and rode down Buckeye Avenue and Third Street in the Western Downtown Parade.

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Motorists entering the parking lot on the south side of the Dickinson County Courthouse may be surprised to see that both lanes now go in the same direction.

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You don’t have to be a cowboy to be a cowboy poet, but it helps.

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While the city of Abilene does have a code limiting the time a train can block traffic at a city street intersection, it is not enforceable, said Abilene Police Chief Mike Mohn.

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It took about six years of planning and assessing the problem, two bond issues, hundreds of meetings and dealing with a myriad of details, but construction is finally ready to begin on Dickinson County’s new jail.

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An ordinance to add “electronic cigarette” as a definition of smoking, a review of audio/video equipment at the Abilene Public Library to record meetings and a request to negotiate water rates with Rural Water District No. 2 will be before the Abilene City Commission at a study session at 4 …

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This weekend, fairgoers will witness the majesty of 4-H Royalty, the wildness of 4-H livestock shows, and the demonstration of hard work at the 4-H gallery in Sterl Hall. Fair time is the one week a year that the town’s spotlight falls on 4-Hers. However, 4-H stands for much more than a ribb…

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Kids in Crisis will host a Back to School Fair in Abilene from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Methodist Church 601 N. Cedar.

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Selecting subjects for a mural depicting the history of Abilene was the easy part for graffiti artist Whitney Kerr III.

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Christian Dobbs was crowned King and Jessyka Barten Queen of the Central Kansas Free Fair Monday evening. Picture are, from left, King’s First Attendant Logan Diekmann, Dobbs, Barten, Queen’s First Attendant Hannah Snowball and Queen’s Second Attendant Lauren Hill.

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In among all the two and three story brick buildings in downtown Abilene at the end of the 19th century sat an odd, narrow, two-story building with three windowed spires at the corner of Second and Broadway. It was so distinctive with its stick architecture that it picked up the nickname “To…

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The all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is now open. The most recent innovations in technological components and interactives are guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles.

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The Abilene Iron Cutters face the Wichita Bull Stockings of the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus.

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Now that we are well into summer, a very unusual summer I might add, now is the time to be thinking about some midsummer lawn care.

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Renowned Kansas City graffiti artist Whitney Kerr III, left, and Chase Hunter from Vanndale, Ark., work on an “Abilene” mural on the back of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle building next to Little Ike Park. The mural highlights Abilene’s rich history. Kerr was brought to Abilene by Patti O’M…

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Agriculture innovations, mental health, climate change, pollution and an assortment of biographies are topics in books The Library of Congress, in conjunction with Senator Pat Roberts’ office, have donated to Abilene High School’s Media Center.

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It’s been a challenging spring for the Dickinson County Road and Bridge Department.

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Abilene’s new superintendent of schools said he is looking forward to meeting community leaders and school district patrons and encourages people with questions to stop by and see him.

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A tip from a stranger in California avoided what could have been mass confusion for an Abilene business targeted in a unique scam.

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When two semitrailers collide, like the two that closed the westbound lane of Interstate 70 in Geary County on Friday, the fire department gets called in to rescue drivers and passengers.

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At the regular meeting of the Abilene City Commission Monday, the definition of “public” was at issue in the request by Flint Hills Grain to vacate a portion of roads around the facility.