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    Kids in Crisis getting ready to help fill student needs

    Kids in Crisis is gearing up to hand out school supplies to families who are eligible for free or reduced lunches at school.
    This year the organization has made changes to the program to benefit the people they serve. Most significantly, said KIC Coordinator

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    News

    City budgets to keep fees same


    The 2017 proposed budget for Abilene’s Enterprise Funds is aimed at keeping local utility fees where they are now, commissioners were told Tuesday at their regularly scheduled study session.
    The

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    Get up close and personal with the Old West


    It is time to saddle up and head to Abilene, the "wildest and wooliest" town in the West, to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 23, in Old Abilene Town.
    Each year on the fourth

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    Commission hears ED proposal


    Four city commissioners heard Tuesday afternoon an initial proposal to bring virtual reality entertainment and marketing to Abilene.
    Jeff Hake spoke on behalf of JNT Company, a software and service firm

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    Chapman girl performs at Hoover Opera House


    On Saturday night, July 16, visitors to the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City received a special treat as Calissa Wallace made her public singing debut with one of the top Bluegrass/Gospel groups
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    Cattle drive coming to Abilene


    Some people in Abilene might be surprised this year on Labor Day weekend when Texas Longhorns show up in town.
    A cattle drive will be part of this year’s Trails, Rails and Tales (TRT) festival Sept.

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    Local sports

    Chapman duo compete in state tournament


    On Saturday, July 16, Chapman High School freshmen Hunter Picking and Zack Fewin participated in the Kansas State High School Bass Fishing Championship held at Milford Lake outside Junction City.
    The

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    Mutton Bustin sign up time


    It’s almost time for the
    Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo,
    which means Mutton Bustin
    time for local youth.
    Children age 4 and over,
    with a weight limit of 60
    pounds, can participate in
    the annual sheep-riding
    event

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    Emerson, Mason take top honors at Mini-Triathlon


    Sam Emerson and Renee
    Mason took top overall honors
    Saturday during the 2nd
    Annual Abilene Mini-Triathlon
    in Eisenhower Park.
    Thirty-five participants
    swam 200M then rode a bike
    for six miles before finishing
    with

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    Pitch counts replacing innings thrown as new standard for high school baseball


    The National Federation of State High School Associations has revised its pitching restriction policy, choosing to focus on pitch counts rather than innings thrown to determine when a pitcher needs rest.
    Each

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    Galleries


    Bravo Battery gets new commander


    Grant Photos for Julie


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    Commodity distribution set

    The Department for Children and Families will distribute commodities in the Abilene area from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 22, at the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center located at 409 NW Third St. in
    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?