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Hoffman enjoying life of a queen

At home, she’s a farm kid lugging packages of Oreos to her pig stalls to feed them treats, one by one, hand-to-snout.
But on the first night of the fair, several little girls were pretty sure she

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Hoffman enjoying life of a queen


At home, she’s a farm kid lugging packages of Oreos to her pig stalls to feed them treats, one by one, hand-to-snout.
But on the first night of the fair, several little girls were pretty sure she

County sets Detroit sewer district fee


The bill is due for Detroit residents.
Dickinson County Commissioners approved special assessments for Dickinson County Sewer District 3 during their regular meeting Thursday.
Detroit residents have the

Fun at the fair


The annual Abilene Downtown Parade will start at 4 p.m. today. Carnival rides will start at 7 p.m., with the 69th Annual PRCA Will Bill Hickok Rodeo starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

GPT focused on moving forward


It started with crowds in the streets, watching a fire through the lenses of cameras and teary eyes.
It continued with a downtown company providing office space, and a church and school lending their

Davids to raise money for library


A Chapman graduate-turned bestselling author is returning to her roots to raise money for the public library.
Patricia (Stroda) Davids, author of 25 published books, will be conducting a meet and greet,

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SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST


Abilene — The last bull rider of the night at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo had the best luck of all of the cowboys in Abilene tonight.

Cole Echols moved into second place with his 87 point ride

K-State Ranked 21st in Preseason Coaches Poll


MANHATTAN — For the second time in the last three seasons, Kansas State was ranked 21st in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday morning as the Cats were one of four Big 12 teams ranked

Waters Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List


MANHATTAN — Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters was one of 27 quarterbacks across the nation to be named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list as the nation’s top senior quarterback,

COLORADO BULL RIDER TAKES LEAD


Abilene — The annual Bulls, Broncs and Barrels night at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo started off with a bang, and at the end of it, Ty Wallace was left standing as the top score in the bull riding.

Saddleback rider grew up in Abilene


LOVELAND, Colo. — Professional rodeo cowboys travel all over the country and beyond to participate in their beloved sport.
Keegan Knox, an Abilene native, lives in Loveland, Colo. and usually travels

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