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Santa Claus goes to school

While sitting on Santa’s lap earlier this week, this boy asked for a variety of video games, and also for his dad to come home. Santa allowed each child to sit in his lap and tell him their wish list in the library of Kennedy Elementary School.
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U.S. to establish historic relations with Cuba


WASHINGTON — Saying it’s time to "cut the shackles of the past," President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, a historic first step
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Coffee, chit chat with the cops


Ward Schraeder (from left), Kris Kobiskie, Robert Marstall, Eileen Marstall, Kevin Landers, Jason Wilkins and Mike Brierton converse at Coffee with a Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sips Espresso Bar,
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Moran receives Congress Committee assignments


WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) has been selected to several U.S. Senate committees.
In additional to continuing his membership on the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

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Wealth gap in America widens to record level, report says


WASHINGTON — The wealth gap between middle- and upper-income households has widened to the highest level on record says a new report.
Using the latest Federal Reserve data, the Pew Research Center

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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-State’s 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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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

Kansas Artillery Battalion marks 135 years of service Friday

The Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery will celebrate its 135th birthday Friday. The historic battalion is headquartered in Hiawatha with subordinate units located in Clay

Thanks for giving — Now let us give to you

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

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?