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Abilene’s longtime ‘racket store’

Though Alco may now be seen as somewhat of a sinking ship, when it launched in Abilene in 1901, it appeared to be a promising corporation with a bright future.
Until its corporate move to Dallas in April 2013, Alco was a mainstay of the Abilene economy,

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Local news

Roberts, Brownback to speak in Abilene Thursday


Faced with the biggest democratic challenge in decades, republicans are embarking on a bus tour in hopes of launching a counterattack and securing their electorate in Abilene.
The powerhouse team is

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Local banks faring well


While the national economy remains unstable, local banks are standing strong.
This strength is partly due to the economic stability of a rural, agriculturally based economy, according to the City of

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DAR to raise funds for citizenship scholarship


Dee Marshall (from left), Betty Noel and Michelle Stephens, members of the Abilene chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, hold up a beautiful afghan, which is up for a drawing with a suggested
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Tornado tale


Dickinson County Commissioners and officials are hoping federal legislators will intervene to help make a restroom/tornado shelter at the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds a reality.
During Thursday’s

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Local sports

Do or die for Solomon Thursday


SOLOMON — Solomon High School football coach Justin Coup has his team ready to reach the 8 Man Division I playoffs with a win Thursday over the Little River Redskins.
Solomon currently 4-4 on the

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AHS winter sports meeting


The AHS Winter Sports Parent’s Meeting will be on Monday, November 3 at 6:00. Parent’s of students wishing to participate in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and wrestling
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Anderson qualifies for State


HAYS — Chapman freshman Lindsey Anderson qualified for the State 4A Cross Country meet in Wamego, November 1.
Anderson finished seventh in the Varsity Girls 4K competition at Hays on Saturday. She

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Chapman shuts out Nickerson in district play


CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fighting Irish ran over the Nickerson Panthers Friday night in 4A Div II district play 34-0.
Chapman senior running back Eion Jackson paced the Irish with three rushing touchdowns

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“Lost Gardens of Babylon” at library

"The Lost Gardens of Babylon" will be the documentary film shown at noon Tuesday at the Abilene Public Library, 209 N.W. Fourth St. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the lost gardens of Babylon

Commodity distribution

Commodities will be distributed to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Abilene Area Food Pantry, 409 N.E. Third St.
If you are unable to come that day, the Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to

Johnson Community Center annual Thanksgiving dinner

Johnson Community members will be meeting for their annual Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday at Abilene Plaza Apts. Linda Rist is hosting.
Program will be Torey Berndt is the Executive Director of

Abilene National Guard Armory open house

The National Guard Armory of Abilene is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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?