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An educator in any language

SOLOMON — The Latvian teacher’s accent was detectable as she repeated to her students the word "hungry," which Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar used to describe Cassius.
Solomon’s award-winning teacher is from far across the Atlantic

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Gourmet food on wheels

Tastes of shore-fresh Miami fare mingled with Kansas City barbecue comprise Foodies Paradise, a gourmet restaurant on wheels.
Owners Lease Duckwall, of the original Alco family, and John Shaft, the former

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Obama talks about economics at KU

LAWRENCE — President Obama pushed a agenda he argues will strengthen middle class families before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 7,000 people at the University of Kansas on Thursday, touting
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City to hire new prosecutor

It will be a busy night for city commissioners this Monday.
At 4 p.m. on Monday at the City Library, they are expected to formally hire a new City Prosecutor. In addition, they will review a support to

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Dickinson County Sheriff's Report

Nov 22 — Jessie Timm, Abilene, was the victim of theft of camper tire.
Dec 13 — Debra Skidmore, Manhattan, was the victim of criminal damage to property in Chapman.
Jan 2 —

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Local sports

Cowboys hold off Smoky Valley 54-41

SALINA — The Abilene Cowboys are happy that basketball games are not determined by grace or style points. Because this win was not pretty and had the Abilene fan base squirming in its seats until
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Cowgirls hold off Redskins to win opener

SALINA — Junior guard Cara Donley scored all 10 Abilene Cowgirl fourth quarter points to hold off the Liberal Redskins 49-45 in the opening round of the Salina Invitational Tournament.

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Cowgirls look to claim first title in Salina

The Abilene Cowgirls will be making their fifth trip to the Salina Invitational Tournament and will be looking for their first championship after being seeded second by the tournament committee.

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Cowboys favored to win SIT

With the number one seed and riding a four game winning streak, the Abilene Cowboys are rolling into the Salina Invitational Tournament with a chance to capture their first championship since 2012.


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Christmas Kickoff Weekend 2014

'Abilene Musical'

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Five escape fire at Wichita house

A malfunctioning fireplace fan is being blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a house on South Wichita late Wednesday night, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 11 p.m. at 1437 S. Wichita, fire

Correction Grant was from Community Foundation

In contrast to a headline printed in Wednesday’s edition, the county did not award the City the grant for the business program. The grant was actually from the Community Foundation of Dickinson

Sloth named Velcro

The Abilene Public Library will show a Brown Bag Special Documentary, A Sloth named Velcro, at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
This film follows a young journalist who adopted an orphaned sloth, and reintroduces

Memorial Health System board of directors to attend social event







NOTICE IS hereby given that members of the Memorial Health


Girls softball

The Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Abilene Community Center.
The meeting is open to all parents and coaches.

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?