Fitness champ
A local triathlete was an overweight workaholic with no interest in fitness or healthy eating. But 12 years ago, something small changed everything. That "something small" was a baby boy....more»
Abilene prepares for Halloween
Tomorrow night, ghouls, ghosts and all the creatures of the night are expected to haunt Abilene. Halloween night falls on a Friday, reason which local and state authorities caution care as Abilene ghosts, both big and small, take to the streets....more»
Chronicle hires new editor, ad rep
Two new employees, an advertising director and an editor, joined the Abilene Reflector Chronicle. Kim Maguire, an advertising executive with more than 10 years of experience who has worked with other newspapers and local media, joined the Chronicle about two weeks ago....more»
High school musical
CHAPMAN — What does the French Riviera have in common with Chapman? "The Boy Friend," of course. This musical will be brought to life at Chapman High School early next month....more»
Roberts, Brownback to speak in Abilene Thursday
Faced with the biggest democratic challenge in decades, republicans are embarking on a bus tour in hopes of launching a counterattack and securing their electorate in Abilene....more»
Local banks faring well
While the national economy remains unstable, local banks are standing strong. This strength is partly due to the economic stability of a rural, agriculturally based economy, according to the City of Abilene’s economic development director, Tim Hamilton....more»
Abilene's longtime 'racket store'
Though Alco may now be seen as somewhat of a sinking ship, when it launched in Abilene in 1901, it appeared to be a promising corporation with a bright future....more»
DAR to raise funds for citizenship scholarship
Dee Marshall (from left), Betty Noel and Michelle Stephens, members of the Abilene chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, hold up a beautiful afghan, which is up for a drawing with a suggested donation of $1....more»
Tornado tale
Dickinson County Commissioners and officials are hoping federal legislators will intervene to help make a restroom/tornado shelter at the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds a reality....more»
Hospital is prepared for Ebola
The Ebola scare is worldwide, but in Abilene, local officials have taken the necessary precautions, they say. Memorial Health System, the city’s largest health care provider, has been taking the measures and updates from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with protocols if an Ebola patient should seek treatment, officials said Monday....more»
Last of the good weather?
Leaves of grass....more»
Walking for life
When families with strollers and people of all ages took a morning jaunt at Eisenhower Park, they weren’t just out for exercise. They were there to help women facing unplanned pregnancies, one step at a time, on a gravel two-mile path....more»
Walking for life
By Tiffany Roney Reflector-Chronicle When families with strollers and people of all ages took a morning jaunt at Eisenhower Park, they weren’t just out for exercise....more»
Night of hope
Friday evening’s gala provided plenty of opportunity for area women to mingle with each other while drawing for prizes, tasting a variety of wines and even cruising Abilene in new and programmed vehicles....more»
Bottoms up
Abilene has a new venue where large groups can hold a banquet or reception and have a drink with the meal. But if a tornado brews up at the same time, people attending events at that location still are going to have to look elsewhere for shelter....more»



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