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On with the show

Great Plains Theatre staff has heard "all the world’s a stage." Now that the theatre’s walls have hit the ground, they’re putting the claim to the test.
With its stage demolished by

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On with the show


Great Plains Theatre staff has heard "all the world’s a stage." Now that the theatre’s walls have hit the ground, they’re putting the claim to the test.
With its stage demolished by

Local officials praise firefighters, volunteers


As residents were still coping with the loss of Abilene’s cultural heart, local officials were quick to point to a bright spot in the loss of the Great Plains Theatre.
"I’m incredibly proud

AMS hosts summer school for teachers


Abilene Middle School has been full of learning the past few days, but this summer’s lifelong learners weren’t pre-teens — they were teachers from across Kansas.
About 200 teachers came

Old Abilene Town set to host ‘Day of the Cowboy’


Old Abilene Town — "where the trail ends and the legends begin" — will come alive on Saturday in celebration of the American Cowboy.
This weekend, Abilene will join cities across the nation

Updated: Abilene loses historic landmark


By 9:30 Wednesday evening, an estimated 500 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

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Snider appreciates chance to fulfill dream


ENTERPRISE — A young mother of two returns for her third time as a member of the Bankes Barrel Racing Team for the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo.
Afton Snider, Enterprise, will ride her horse Jill, Thursday

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

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