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    Fireworks stands open

    Fireworks sales started Monday in Abilene and will be permitted through July 4, however the discharge of fireworks within the city limits will not be permitted until Friday.
    The Abilene city code establishes legal discharge times as 8 a.m. to midnight

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    County requires fireworks permit

    Residents living in unincorporated areas of Dickinson County must apply for a fireworks permit in order to shoot fireworks, according to Dickinson County Resolution 032416.
    Permits allowing the use of

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    Fireworks-filled smoker offered as July 4th prize

    John and Theresa Kready of Kready Fireworks and Kapow have donated a pit barrel smoker filled with fireworks to Memorial Health System for a fundraising opportunity.
    Proceeds from the fundraiser will

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    Municipal Band plans patriotic concert

    Abilene’s Municipal Band will perform in concert July 4 at the Harold J. Royer bandshell in Eisenhower Park. The concert program is filled with patriotic music.
    The free concert is open to all ages

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    Bicyclists can still enter annual benefit ride at reduced prices

    Although the Cowtown Classic Bike Ride in Abilene isn’t until July 24, the time is now to sign up for the event, according to Tray Green, president of the Kids in Crisis Board of Directors, organizers
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    Angus enthusiasts excel

    Four young Angus enthusiasts won top honors in the junior division of quiz bowl at the 2016 Kansas Junior Angus Association Preview Show, June 3-4 in Hutchinson. From left are Kelsey Theis, Leavenworth,
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    Local sports

    Rebels split with Hesston on the road

    The Abilene Rebels traveled
    to Hesston for a Babe
    Ruth League double-header
    Monday night and came
    away with a split. Abilene
    dropped the opener 3-1 but
    won the nightcap 7-1.
    In game one, the Abilene

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    Cody Whitehair - 'Continue to have big dreams and work hard.'

    Don’t tell Cody Whitehair he is
    too small to play in the National
    Football League. Don’t tell him he
    is not strong enough to be a professional
    football offensive lineman.
    As a young boy from

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    Sam Mellinger: On Pat Summitt, Buddy Ryan, and the parts of their stories the next wave of coaches should be hearing

    Pat Summitt, proud owner of one of sports’ all-time steely glares, famously pounded the basketball court so hard that the rings on her hands flattened.
    Buddy Ryan, an Army sergeant during the Korean

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    Golf tournament, activities support Hospice

    The 16th annual Ed Kuntz
    Memorial Golf Tournament
    was held June 18 at
    Great Life Golf and Fitness
    in Abilene. Sixteen teams
    participated with challenges
    and prizes awarded for
    every hole. Cash prizes

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    Bravo Battery gets new commander

    Grant Photos for Julie

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    Mosquito spraying scheduled

    Abilene's Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquito and insect control Thursday and Friday, June 30 and July 1, weather permitting. Spraying will be done from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    The first evening's

    Hoehn named to deanís list

    Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of 2015. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a


    The Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St., will show part two of "Liberty! The American Revolution" on June 28 at noon.
    This Brown Bag Special Documentary is free and open to the public. Attendees


    "A Homefront Concert" will be performed by the Kansas Army National Guard’s 35th Infantry Division Band Wednesday, June 29, in the Harold J. Royer Bandshell in Eisenhower Park.
    The free concert

    Dickinson County

    Dickinson County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, in room C of the Community Building in Herington. Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Research Project


    The Enterprise Senior Citizen Center will host a potluck meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the library’s basement. Blood pressures will be taken for those who want them.
    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?