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HERINGTON — The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Herington man in connection with thefts at Navarre Coop and the End Zone in Hope.

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Dickinson County received a grant to upgrade radio consoles in the 911 dispatch center from the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council.

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The Arts Council of Dickinson County, Abilene Public Library, and Day Care Providers of Dickinson County sponsored the annual Halloweenie Spooktacular Friday evening at Abilene Community Center. It was an evening of hayrack rides, games, food, a costume contest and a Great Pumpkin Hunt.

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The 21st Annual Abilene Motorcycle Toy Run will be Nov. 10 by the American Legions Riders Chapter 30.

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The Abilene Public Schools Board of Education likely will receive a recommendation in November regarding plans to remodel the Abilene High School Vocational-Agriculture building.

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The presence of Abilene native and former press secretary Marlin Fitzwater filled the Visitors Center of the Eisenhower Presidential Library as 120 people showed up for a Lunch and Learn session.

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The Eisenhower Foundation and Eisenhower Presidential Library, in partnership with Great Plains Theatre, are pleased to host a hometown welcome for Marlin Fitzwater this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Advance voting begins today (Wednesday) for Dickinson County residents wanting to cast ballots before the Tuesday, Nov. 5 General Election.

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For the first time in history, a married couple will be inducted at the same time into the Greyhound Hall of Fame this Fall. 

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Hailey Butler, a member of the Abilene High School Dance Team, listened to the combined Abilene High School and Abilene Middle School bands perform Friday night during the Cowboys football game.

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A 30-year-old Abilene man was transported by ambulance to Abilene Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle crash Monday.

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Behind-the-scenes building preparations for the new Dickinson County Jail have been underway for a number of weeks now, but changes now can be seen.

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Longtime Abilene residents may have noticed fewer and fewer trucks with dog beds on the back during the spring and fall National Greyhound Association meetings.

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“We are the warriors and the villagers and the hope that lives,” Tarrah Stroda told the 300 people assembled for the 11th annual Hope Lives celebration Wednesday evening.

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Offices for Dickinson County and District Court will be closed on Monday for Columbus Day.

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Wes Duey of the Abilene Fire Department demonstrates to Skyler Wilson and fellow students at Kennedy Elementary School Wednesday morning a breathing apparatus used by firefighters. As part of Fire Prevention Week, firefighters gave demonstrations to school children in Abilene.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Dickinson County Republican Women’s Organization won the national Gold Award for Achievement during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 40th Biennial Convention held Sept. 27-29 in Indianapolis.

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The groundwork for a new 70-room hotel in Abilene was set Monday when the Abilene City Commission approved four tax incentives.

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JUNCTION CITY — Three men were changed with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery according to documents filed in Geary County District Court.

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Twenty families involving 25 children preschool to age 12 were informed last week that Learn & Grow Depot would no longer be open for kids from the public.

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It’s not a get out of jail free card but a new program in court can help keep people out of jails and prison.

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A museum rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will be held Saturday.

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This past winter, the city of Abilene Water Department completed installation of new residential and commercial water meters.

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The Dickinson County Commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP), allowing the construction of duplexes at 1974 Hawk Road, the same property where the Brown Memorial Home for the Aged is located.

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Dickinson County 4-H’ers will observe National 4-H Week from Oct. 6-12. The annual event is a time for millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country to celebrate everything 4-H. 

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Looking for a simple answer on what makes a grand champion heifer? Don’t ask 15-year-old Jackie Sleichter.

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If a new Holiday Inn Express does not get built north of its present location, that could negatively impact the city’s income, Abilene CVB Director Julie Roller-Weeks said at a study session of the Abilene City Commission Monday.

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District court Judge Benjamin Sexton swears in Marty Holt as Dickinson County’s register of deeds. Holt, who was the deputy register, was selected by precinct members of the Republican Party to fill the unexpired term left open when Jill Freeman. Also pictured, left, is deputy register Rose …

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When taking cash, take time to inspect the bill to make sure it is not counterfeit, Abilene Assistant Police Chief Jason Wilkins advises.

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JUNCTION CITY — A Chapman teenager was seriously injured from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon.

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Hard work was a fact of life for Dickinson County’s early settlers as they toiled from sunup to sundown, and it begs the question: Were the good old days really that good?