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Bull power bringing top cowboys to Abilene

When the bulls come to town this week for the Abilene rodeo, 14 of the top 15 bull riders in the nation will follow them.
The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday,

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Mid-season celebration


Pat Langdon (left) and Brooke Langdon complete a purchase at Paul Flynn’s stand at the Abilene Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. About 500 patrons turned out for the market’s Mid-Season

Bull power bringing top cowboys to Abilene


When the bulls come to town this week for the Abilene rodeo, 14 of the top 15 bull riders in the nation will follow them.
The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday,

County to publish budget with nearly 3-mill increase


Area property owners will face a tax increase of about 3 mills across the county due to the need for more staff and uncertainty in state funding.
On Thursday, the Dickinson County commission approved

Rittel's to celebrate new ownership Tuesday


Jacque Rittel is ready to celebreate a dream 30 years in the making next week.
Karl is the new owner of Rittel’s Western Wear, 1810 N. Buckeye Ave.
Her ribbon cutting and open house event will include

On with the show


Great Plains Theatre staff has heard "all the world’s a stage." Now that the theatre’s walls have hit the ground, they’re putting the claim to the test.
With its stage demolished by

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Snider appreciates chance to fulfill dream


ENTERPRISE — A young mother of two returns for her third time as a member of the Bankes Barrel Racing Team for the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo.
Afton Snider, Enterprise, will ride her horse Jill, Thursday

Sexton completing internship in athletics department


MANHATAN — Having a dream of working in athletics and athletic administration has propelled Curry Sexton into a summer internship in the Kansas State Athletic Department.
Sexton, a fifth year senior,

Focusing on the O’Bannon vs. NCAA trial


OAKLAND, CALIF. — The trial that has dramatic possibilities of transforming the NCAA ran for weeks with strong opinions being leveled against the organization that is charged with the control of

Whitehair transitions to left tackle


MANHATTAN - Being a team player and doing what is best for the team is nothing new to Cody Whitehair.

Whitehair, a redshirt junior from Abilene, is slated to start at left tackle for the Kansas State

Pretty Prairie Rodeo ready to burst out of the gate


PRETTY PRAIRIE - It’s loud, dusty and dirty, but there’s never a dull moment at the Pretty Prairie Rodeo.
Seventy-seven years in, the event dubbed Kansas’ largest night rodeo is still

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