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Fire destroys historic landmark - Great Plains Theatre burns Wednesday evening in Abilene

By 9:30 Wednesday evening, an estimated 400 spectators had gathered for a final show at Abilene's Great Plains Theatre.
There was no movie or musical act, just a nightmare unfolding in the city's historic

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Fire destroys historic landmark - Great Plains Theatre burns Wednesday evening in Abilene


By 9:30 Wednesday evening, an estimated 400 spectators had gathered for a final show at Abilene's Great Plains Theatre.
There was no movie or musical act, just a nightmare unfolding in the city's historic

Farmer’s Market hosting mid-season celebration Saturday


A cooking demonstration from Shasta Hamilton, an interactive children’s story time and more will enliven the Civic Center Depot parking lot Saturday morning.
The Abilene Farmer’s Market plans

Peterson expects new office to open in August


Though he’s expanding his company, a local business owner said most of what he knows, he learned from Grandpa.
Lynn Peterson, owner of Peterson Monuments & Design Inc., is constructing a larger

Local Democrats organizing for election


Democratic candidate Jim Sherow said there is one reason he’s running for Congress — to oust U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp.
At Tuesday’s meeting in the Abilene Senior Center, the Manhattan

Chapman hosting final summer concert tonight


A summer cookout and free music in the park will draw as many area people as possible for food, music and catching up tonight in Chapman.
The event will be the third and final edition of this year’s

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Sexton completing internship in athletics department


MANHATAN — Having a dream of working in athletics and athletic administration has propelled Curry Sexton into a summer internship in the Kansas State Athletic Department.
Sexton, a fifth year senior,

Focusing on the O’Bannon vs. NCAA trial


OAKLAND, CALIF. — The trial that has dramatic possibilities of transforming the NCAA ran for weeks with strong opinions being leveled against the organization that is charged with the control of

Whitehair transitions to left tackle


MANHATTAN - Being a team player and doing what is best for the team is nothing new to Cody Whitehair.

Whitehair, a redshirt junior from Abilene, is slated to start at left tackle for the Kansas State

Pretty Prairie Rodeo ready to burst out of the gate


PRETTY PRAIRIE - It’s loud, dusty and dirty, but there’s never a dull moment at the Pretty Prairie Rodeo.
Seventy-seven years in, the event dubbed Kansas’ largest night rodeo is still

Whitehair named to Lombardi Award watch


MANHATTAN — Kansas State offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Cody Whitehair along with defensive end Ryan Mueller were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, the Rotary Club of Houston announced

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