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    Seniors mark end to high school days

    Abilene High School Principal Ben Smith’s opening remarks during Sunday’s commencement ceremony were somewhat unusual.
    After congratulating the graduating class of 2016, Smith discussed emergency exit procedures. "We don’t expect any

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    Clerks attend spring conference


    Dickinson County Clerk Barbara Jones and Deputy County Clerk Jeanne Livingston attended the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials annual spring conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan May
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    Mohn named Abilene police chief


    The City of Abilene has named Michael Mohn to serve as police chief of the Abilene Police Department.
    Mohn assumed the duties of his new position effective May 20.
    Michael Marshall, who was recently appointed

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    Sewer problems uncovered at Sterl Hall, in courthouse


    Deteriorating infrastructure caused sewer problems for two Dickinson County facilities last week.
    Tree roots getting into old clay sewer pipes caused issues at Sterl Hall located on the Central Kansas

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    Randy West takes over as GPT’s new artistic director


    With an extensive resume under his belt and years of experience that goes back to the early 1980s, Randal K. West is the new artistic director at the Great Plains Theatre in Abilene.
    West, who has a Bachelor

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    Memorial Day events planned


    The VFW is set to honor the local area’s fallen heroes with Memorial Day activities Monday, May 30, beginning at 9:05 a.ms in the vicinity of flag staff at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.
    Ceremonies

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    Local sports

    Golfers 'chip in' for kids at Rorabaugh Memorial


    Golfers took to Great Life Country Club Golf Course Friday for the sixth annual Dr. Donald "Rocky" Rorabaugh Memorial Golf for Kids Tournament. Proceeds raised from a silent auction and the golf tournament
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    Chapman defeats Clay Center 3-1 to win regional


    For the third time in four years, the Chapman Lady Irish softball team earns a spot in the Class 4A Division II state tournament.
    The senior laden Chapman team advanced Thursday after defeating North

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    Cowboys win Regional Track Meet, Cowgirls make noise at fourth, next up State


    Girls Team Scores
    Andover-Central 128, Towanda-Circle 83, El Dorado 60, Abilene 47, Augusta 40, Chapman 31, Wichita-Trinity 26, Labette County 26, Mulvane 25, Rose Hill 22, Independence 20, Wichita-Collegiate

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    Class 2A Track and Field Regionals at Hill City


    Class 2A Track and Field Regionals at Hill City
    Team Scores
    Boys
    Wichita County 120, Bennington 71, Plainville 68, Salina-Sacred Heart 66, Smith Center 61, Solomon 60, Ell-Saline 27, St. Francis 21, Trego

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    Democrats schedule meeting

    eeting at 7 p.m. today, May 23, at the LaFiesta restaurant in Abilene. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for menu service.
    Guest speaker will be Mark Miller, chief executive officer of Memorial Health Services

    Senior Center needs volunteers

    The Abilene Senior Center needs volunteers to deliver meals to shut-ins on three routes Monday through Friday. Volunteers are asked to take one of the three routes once a week.
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    Hospice volunteers to meet

    Hospice of Dickinson County will host the monthly Hospice volunteers meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Home Health and Hospice Office, 11 N. Broadway, Herington.
    A program on "Volunteer Bereavement

    County wheat plot tours scheduled

    K-State Research and Extension-Dickinson County will have its annual wheat plot tours May 31. Visits will view 15 varieties at two locations.
    The Hoover Tarp Sales tour starts at 7 a.m. at the intersection

    Justice Center
    Should the city of Abilene and Dickinson County continue exploring a proposal to place the Abilene Police Department and Dickinson County Sheriff's Department in a proposed justice center?