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    Love it or leaf it?

    We asked ...

    What do you think about the school lunches?

    Molly Burleson, eighth-grader
    Mashed potato Wednesdays are probably my favorite. But I think the portions could be a little bigger.

    Jackson Greenwood, seventh-grade
    Too small. We’re

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    Local Dickinson County residents share journey

    Driving his father’s tractor through fields of wheat, David A.R. White knew at a young age he was created for a different kind of life.
    David, originally from the Mennonite community of Meade, near

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    Dipping in for business after-hours

    Krystal Wallace, member of the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, browses for-sale items at the business after hours event in Hairtiques, The Gift Parlor and Whatever on Thursday afternoon
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    A new budget?

    Enrollment in Abilene USD 435 is higher this year than the guesstimate made last summer when the 2014-15 budget was being formulated.
    That means the district qualifies for more state aid. But before that

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    Lunch for a good cause

    Attendees converse at the close of the at the annual Junior League Luncheon, held Tuesday in St. Andrew Parish Hall. Funds from the luncheon ticket sales went toward Junior League's charity projects.
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    Locals in D.C. to flaunt Fort Riley

    WASHINGTON — There’s no guarantee Fort Riley won’t escape unscathed the next round of Department of Defense cuts.
    But leaders at the local, state and national levels are doing everything

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    Local sports

    Chapman Middle School archers take second place at 3-D tournament

    CHAPMAN — Chapman Middle School’s archery team traveled to Clearwater Saturday to the Ninnescah Bowhunters Club, 6.5 miles west of Clearwater along the Ninnescah River.
    Students were there

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    Batter up! Who is next in the cage?

    Running a baseball program for 200 plus youngsters ages 5 to 18 on a year-to-year basis is not as easy as ABC, but the Abilene Baseball Club has been doing that for almost 15 years.
    Incorporated in 2013,

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    Wamego wins Chapman Invitational

    CHAPMAN — Wamego High School won the Chapman Invitational played at Indian Hills Tuesday.
    The Red Raiders snared the three top spots on the Leader Board and shot 30 strokes better than second place

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    Abilene JV Track Meet results

    Abilene JV Track Meet results

    Boys team scores
    Junction City 192, Abilene 111.25, Clay Center 52.25, Chapman 50.25, St. George-Rock Creek 48.25, Marysville 46, Solomon 43, Hope 27, Salina Christian 9.

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    Mikiala Jackson's photo was published next to Taylor Wilson's quote in the "Love it or leaf it?" story that ran on the front page of Friday's edition.

    Birthday — Phyllis Newell

    An open house to celebrate Phyllis Newell’s 90th birthday will be held April 28, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. at the home of Barry and Meta West, 2219 W. 1st Street, Abilene, Ks. No gifts please. Friends

    Birth — Savannah Dee Smiley

    Kevin and Stacy Smiley, of Abilene, announce the birth of Savannah Dee Smiley, born March 18 at Salina Regional Health Center. Savannah weighed 7 lb., 3 oz., measured 19 inches long and was welcomed home

    Birth — Brady Joseph Snapp

    BJ and Katie Snapp, of Salina, announce the birth of Brady Joseph Snapp. Brady was born March 27, measuring 20.5 inches and weighing 7 lb., 1 oz. He is welcomed home by brother Braxton Dean Snapp. Grandparents

    Drug arrest

    A Herington resident was arrested April 3 during execution of a search warrant.
    Russell S. Pitts, 30, of Herington face charges for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according

    Crime Stoppers of Dickinson County

    Sometime between April 3 and April 5, ADM Alliance Nutrition, 1000 N. Washington St., Abilene, was burglarized. Upon forcibly entering the business, suspect(s) removed cash, tools and food items. They

    Volunteer coffee

    The hospital-based Meals on Wheels program will hold its annual coffee recognizing its volunteers at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20 at Village Manor, 705 N Brady, in the Village Center Room. Because of the

    Huelskamp fights to protect Americans from IRS

    WASHINGTON — Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) yesterday spoke out on the House floor to draw attention to political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency that is supposed to

    Three counts added for Hutch woman charged with attempted murder

    HUTCHINSON — Three additional criminal counts were added Wednesday against a Hutchinson woman charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder for allegedly shooting at a vehicle fleeing

    7 FHSU students arrested on drug suspicions

    HAYS — Four law enforcement agencies arrested seven Fort Hays State University students in a five-month long investigation into the distribution of numerous types of illegal drugs and prescription
    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?