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Ready to break ground

A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for the first new school to be built in Abilene in nearly 40 years.
During a special meeting Wednesday evening, the USD 435 Board of Education set the groundbreaking

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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

Abilene to host art walk downtown

The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to invite the public to the Taste of the Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.
The Taste of the Arts event is essentially a two-in-one combo event...Taste

Coulson Family Legacy to benefit farm students

The Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with the Community Foundation of Dickinson County. The scholarship was created by sons Larry and Don, and granddaughter Shelly

Catching ‘winks’ closer to home

Worn out from night after night of unsatisfying sleep, Curtis and Sheree Osland would make the droopy-eyed drive to and from Kansas City or Topeka just to get the supplies they needed to catch their winks.

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Panthers 2-0 up next for Cowboys

Two of the top teams in the North Central Kansas League square off against each other Friday as the 2-0 Concordia Panthers come calling on the undefeated Abilene Cowboys.
Concordia has wins of 26-0 over

K-State's defense ready for biggest test in Auburn

Kansas State football players rarely, if ever, provide bulletin-board material for opposing teams, but even they sound more respectful than usual when talking about Auburn.
The Wildcats praised the Tigers

Cowboys win at Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The Abilene High School junior varsity traveled to Marysville Monday and came away with a hard fought 6-0 victory.
Both teams struggled offensively in the contest but Abilene was able

Chapman captures title at Smoky Valley

LINDSBORG — Chapman’s girls’ tennis team came home the team champion of the Smoky Valley Invitational Tournament Saturday.
"Our No. 1 doubles team played great all day and showed that

Rural Vista rolls Goessel 48-0

The Rural Vista football team rolled to a 48-0 victory at Goessel Friday night to even its season record to 1-1.
The contest was ended at the 2:57 mark of the third quarter with implementation of the


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Derby celebrates 40 years in Abilene

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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?