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Itís official: Orscheln nabs Alco distribution center

It’s official: Orscheln became the highest bidder for buying Alco’s distribution center at North Van Buren.
According to court documents from the Bankruptcy court of the Northern District of Texas, Orscheln, the farm and rural chain store,

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Abilene receives 4G cell phone service

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that Abilene residents now have 4G LTE available.
The company is updating more than 1,200 4G LTE cell sites

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U.S. Bureau: rate of uninsured Kansans unchanged from 2012

TOPEKA — The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show an estimated 348,097 (12.3 percent) Kansans didn’t have health insurance in 2013, which is not a significant change from 2012 (12.6
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A well-stocked pantry

Hunger exists in every community in the nation, from urban city centers to rural America. According to statistics from Feed America, one in seven Kansans will turn to a food bank for meals in the next
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Wichita State announces business competition

Entrepreneurship educators at Wichita State University talk a lot about incentives.
Now they are offering one.
WSU’s Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by the university’s Center for

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Local sports

Cowgirls stumble at McPherson 68-54

MCPHERSON — The McPherson Bullpups used a 10-1 run in the second quarter to upend the Abilene Cowgirls 68-54 Tuesday night in a non-conference match up of Class 4AII teams.
McPherson, ranked 10th

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Cowboy wrestlers win two at Missouri Tournament

STALEY, MO — The Abilene Cowboys took advantage of an opportunity to compete against two strong and highly ranked high school wrestling team in the state of Missouri by participating in the Staley
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Bullpups grind up Cowboys 82-56

MCPHERSON — The Abilene Cowboys knew going into Tuesday’s game at McPherson it was going to be a challenge. You see, McPherson not only is the defending state champion but they are one of
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K-Stateís Lockett Named to Senior Bowl Roster

MANHATTAN — Kansas State record-setting wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of 12 players added to the Reese’s Senior Bowl roster today as the senior will participate in the
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Education Foundation taking applications for LIFT program

SALINA — The Salina Education Foundation is taking applications for its Loan Initiative for Future Teachers scholarship program.
The program provides up to $5,000 a year while the student pursues

More than 20 lbs. of meth found in spare tire

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A California man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of transporting approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Christmas program for all

Dulcimer and guitar musicians Eddie and Robert Hiebert will open a Sunday evening Christmas program at 6:40 p.m., followed by a choir and youth program.
The event will also include special versions of

Solomon commodity distribution

Commodities will be distributed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday at Solomon’s Heritage Manor Community Room, 105 W. 6th.

The following items will be distributed:
Pears · Beef Stew ·

Wichita asks for driving permits for undocumented

The city of Wichita wants the state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s permit.
The Wichita City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to include the measure as part of its agenda for the upcoming

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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?