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Gray ladies, bright hearts

While lying in hospital beds, waiting to hear the latest news from physicians, patients are greeted by cheerful gray-haired ladies, wheeling in carts of juice and hand-delivering mail.
Though mail might be informative, and juice might have some nutrients,

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Bankrupt Alco will close all its stores


All 198 Alco Stores, including 23 in Kansas, are shutting down.

The beleaguered company that used to have its headquarters in Abilene filed for bankruptcy early last month.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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School bus collision


Parents and children walk near the scene of the accident where a pick-up truck and school bus collided Thursday afternoon, November 20, 2014, intersection of 7th Street and Buckeye. In the background,
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A ‘cutting-edge’ way to park?


CHAPMAN — Diagonal parking in Chapman is the norm from Marshall Avenue to Chapman High School and beyond.
City Administrator Austin St. John is looking to shake up that concept.
A new school of

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Moment of truth for Alco


This is it.
The fate of Alco, the venerable company that has been an intricate part of Abilene’s history, is scheduled to be decided today ­—according to court records— when it is programmed

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Local sports

Lockett torches WVU as K-State wins in Morgantown


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen sounded like he is ready to attend Kansas State's graduation ceremony in the spring and personally hand Tyler Lockett his diploma.
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NCKL recognizes Champion Cowboys


The North Central Kansas League Champion Abilene Cowboys received the league trophy and recognition for 12 football players recognizing their accomplishments on the gridiron.
The Cowboys offense that

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Curry and Collin Sexton all Big 12 Academic


MANHATAN — Kansas State set a school record by placing 29 players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including 20 first teamers, as the conference office announced its list of 156 recipients Thursday
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K-State Tallies School Record 29 Academic All-Big 12 Honors



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kansas State set a school record by placing 29 players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including 20 first teamers, as the conference office announced its list of 156 recipients

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Boutique Opening Saturday

The Dickinson County Life Center invites the public to its Boutique Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Christian Church, 612 N. Buckeye Ave. in Abilene. The DCLC Boutique is for clients

Snow Monkeys documentary

The Abilene Public Library will host a Brown Bag Special Documentary Film, Snow Monkeys, at noon on Tuesday. Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they face the world. This film is free.

11th Annual Barnes Lighted Horse Parade

The Barnes community is hosting the 11th Annual Lighted Horse Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — in downtown Barnes. Singles-Teams-Saddle Clubs

Community Thanksgiving Events

An annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, in the fellowship hall of Community Bible Church, 121 N.E. Fifth St., in Abilene.
Dinner will be served from noon

Certified Nurse Aide Class starting soon

MINNEAPOLIS — Cloud County Community College is offering a Certified Nurse Aide Class beginning Dec. 8 at the Ottawa County Health Center/LTC Unit in Minneapolis.
Certified Nurse Aides are in demand.

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?