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Local students to gather, pray at pole


Around the pole, they will stand.
Heads bowed, they will pray aloud.
While others walk by with inquisitive glances, these students will keep their posts at the flagpole.
The gathering is See You at the

Don’t count your chickens before ...


HERINGTON — The question of whether Herington residents will be allowed to keep chickens remains unanswered.
The overall question concerns a proposed ordinance relating to the keeping of domestic

District contracts with MHS


Although head injuries and concussions suffered by football players on the field receive the major focus of attention, injuries happen in other sports as well.
That’s why Abilene USD 435 has contracted

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Cowgirls take 2nd at Clay Center


CLAY CENTER — Marissa Schardein led the Abilene Cowgirls tennis team to a second place finish at Clay Center.
Schardein won the No. 1 singles bracket by defeating Brianna Elliott, Chapman, 6-1;

Chapman wins homecoming over Clay Center


CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fighting Irish football team defeated the Clay Center Tigers 13-0 to win its homecoming game Friday.
The Irish used touchdown runs of Robert Steck from 5 yards out in the first

Cowboys hold off Panthers in homecoming win


When the Abilene Cowboys and the Concordia Panthers get together for a football game it becomes a dogfight and a test of the defenses as to who might come out the victor.
Friday night was no exception

Cowboys win homecoming 14-7 over Panthers


The Abilene Cowboys scored late in the fourth quarter and then held the Concordia Panthers from making a comeback and won its homecoming game 14-7. The Cowboys go 3-0 and 2-0 in the NCKL and Panthers

Auburn escapes against Kansas State


MANHATTAN — Part of the fundamentals of Bill Snyder football is to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you and don’t make mistakes that will cost you a game.
The frustrated Kansas

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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?