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Crews will repave main avenue all week

If you are in a hurry to be somewhere, it might be a good idea to leave home earlier than ususal.
All of this week, crews will be working on Abilene’s busiest street, snarling traffic as they repave Buckeye Avenue.
At least two lanes will be

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Local news

Alco update

While Abilene residents and local Alco workers wonder about the fate of one of its most emblematic stores, a Dallas judge signed an interim order last week approving a loan for the company.
The loan may

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Alcohol at Sterl Hall?

In recent years, the Dickinson County Commission has been asked numerous times to consider allowing alcohol to be served at Sterl Hall, located on the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds.
Each time, the answer

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On the market?

Abilene school district officials received the go-ahead Monday night to look for parties interested in acquiring Garfield school after Eisenhower Upper Elementary is built and in use.
"Last time we talked

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Up in the air

Anyone who has lived in Kansas for any amount of time quickly learns what to do when a tornado is headed their way — take cover, preferably in a basement or on the lowest level possible.
So why

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Local sports

Cowgirls win Invitational

In preparation for the 4A sub-state volleyball tournaments this week, the Abilene Cowgirls came out strong and went undefeated Saturday at the Abilene Invitational Tournament.
Behind the hard hitting

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McPherson hands Cowboys 1st loss

The McPherson Bullpups used the power running of senior running back Ty Hart and the shifty, speedy running of quarterback Kyler Kinnamon to defeat the Abilene Cowboys 17-6 in opening round play of 4A
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NCKL Cross Country results

7th grade 1600
1st Madison Smith, Chapman, 6:18.26, 5th. Annie Bathurst, Abilene, 6:44.30.
1st Brady Blanks, Wamego, 5:58.38, 2nd. Aaron Geissinger, Abilene, 6:04.65, 5th. Travis Beetch, Abilene,

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Wamego gets by Chapman

CHAPMAN — Wamego senior quarterback Kyler Alderson propelled the Red Raiders to a 20-6 first round district football game Friday at Chapman.
Alderson hit his favorite target Anthony Gamino for two

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Abilene woman injured in Missouri accident

OREGON, Mo — An Abilene woman was injured in an accident just after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in Holt County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Celia Miranda,

Vision Checks for area children

Dickinson County parents have another tool to ensure their child is seeing, hearing, and developing as they should.
A free Child Check for children from birth through 5 years old will take place from

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?