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Lori Elizabeth Corbett Knox was born Feb. 25, 1965, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, the 10th child of Harold and Agatha Reinert Corbett. She died Sept. 9, 2018 at her home in Chapman, KS of heart disease.

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Checking out at West’s Country Mart, the sacker questioned one of my purchases.

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Can you keep a secret?

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The school supply list sure has changed.

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When most people think of 4-H in relation to the Central Kansas Free Fair, they envision cattle, bulls, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens and a variety of other animals.

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I just discovered that most of my favorite childhood television shows were syndicated reruns which I watched as I got a little older.

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For my mother’s funeral the Rev. Dale Engle asked family members to write a favorite memory.

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“Boom goes the dynamite!”*

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Inspiration for column topics come from many places.

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The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is under fire again.

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“I hope you didn’t yell at them,” my wife Kathy said after I attempted to renew my driver’s license Tuesday and reviewed the process with her.

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With the temperature getting close to 100 degrees Memorial Day, didn’t it seem like we missed spring this year?

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Long before there were actual trails in Brown’s Park, those of us that lived nearby were familiar with the bear cages, the lighthouse that looked like it never quite got finished, the ship that wasn’t really a ship at all, the water wheel that at one time fed the lake and the old bridges.

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It usually takes a special event to convince some extended families to get together.

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Possibly my most traumatic experience transpired when I was in elementary school.

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Driving down Ninth Street in Salina Saturday it was a joy to see the parking lot of the Starlite Skate Center packed and a line at the door to get in.

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I’m certain I had shaved that morning.

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This is a short, but interesting story that is mostly unknown to many Abilene residents.

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Vladimir Putin joined the KGB when I was a freshman at Kansas State University.

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Since moving to Abilene in June of last year, I’ve been struck by just how many people I have met who have made the active choice to relocate to our historical little berg.

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It was 35 years ago when Bob Seger was singing “Old Time Rock and Roll” in Tom Cruise’s breakout movie “Risky Business.”

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While attending college at Kansas State University and living in Manhattan, I found a job 30 miles from town.

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While I’m not yet ready to break out into a version of John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, there are certain advantages to rural living.

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There is an old 1940s cliché that says “behind every great man is a great woman.”

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“You can’t make this stuff up” is a comment often heard in the newsroom of a newspaper.

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Raise your hand if you or someone you know slipped on the ice recently.

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So, I’m asking myself: How did I get here, back in the office where legendary journalist Henry Jameson sat?

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We managed to have fun at a pre-Christmas party without the use of electronic equipment.

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We are entering into the Christmas season and throughout the town I have seen it proudly displayed: Jesus is the reason for the season. Why do we only talk about Jesus during the Christmas season? Why do not we as Christians talk about Jesus any other season? Why do we have to wait for Chris…

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Every major task starts with one small step. Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they had to step off the dock and onto the boat in England. Before Neil Armstrong jumped to the surface of the moon, someone had to develop the idea for a space program that would one day give man the o…

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I would like to take a minute and thank the citizens of Abilene for the warm welcome last Saturday evening. Mrs. Claus and I always enjoy our trips to Abilene and visiting with all the children, big and small. Abilene’s Night of Christmas Magic event is always a wonderful and joyous evening …

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The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle story Nov. 20 about the Solomon school board meeting after the bond vote and the discussion of Patron Insights triggered a memory of a recent headline from the Nov. 1 Reflector-Chronicle: “Survey firm trying to find out why justice center didn’t pass as predic…

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Rob shared a story with me the other day. He said Ezra came into the bedroom in the middle of the night and woke him up. Ezra said, “Dad I need you to pray for me for Jesus to heal me. I have an earache.” Rob said he got up, doctored Ezra’s ear and prayed that Jesus would heal his ear. The n…

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Have you ever watched a mother bird teach her young to fly? Have you ever watched a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly? Both start very slowly. Their weaknesses are turned to strength. The butterfly’s wings develop as a result of struggling in the cocoon until it breaks free. Without the …

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For 40-plus years I drove racecars in multiple different levels of competition. Once, when I was racing at Daytona International Speedway, I was standing with racecar driver Neil Bonnett, who later got killed at Daytona. A fan came up to me, Neil and several other people and asked a question…