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She's the Queen

Abbey Young receives a kiss from her father, Troy, Friday night just as she was announced Abilene High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game.

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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

County to hold off on bridge work


Repairs on a bridge located in a rural area of Dickinson County are going to have to wait.
"We don’t have the money right now to be able do that (bridge repair)," Dickinson County Administrator

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Kansas State teammates have nothing but praise for Curry Sexton


Curry Sexton has always been dependable. Ask Kansas State football coaches about the senior receiver and they say he runs precision routes and never drops a pass. Quarterback Jake Waters says he is the

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

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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?