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Author connects Abilene to KC Monarchs

He grew up trading baseball cards and "talking baseball" wherever he went.
Now, speaker and author Phil Dixon is "one of our region’s best baseball historians," according to Tom Rives, deputy director

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Author connects Abilene to KC Monarchs


He grew up trading baseball cards and "talking baseball" wherever he went.
Now, speaker and author Phil Dixon is "one of our region’s best baseball historians," according to Tom Rives, deputy director

1,500-plus rubber ducks invade Abilene pool


After about 30 minutes navigating the "high seas" at Abilene Municipal pool, a rubber duck purchased by Clinton Rice bested 1,559 other bright-yellow bath toys.
Rice’s duck slipped into the final

USD 435 drawing outside students


Even without the new schools, which have not yet been constructed, Abilene is drawing students from outside the district, throughout the county.
For the 2012-13 school year, 62 students listed as USD

Duck race to benefit American Cancer Society


The participants in Saturday’s race will be more than sitting ducks.
Floating "rubber duckies" will sail the waters of the Abilene Municipal Pool to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and

Jokes, weather draw big crowd at Municipal Band concert


Unseasonably cool weather — about 70 degrees at 8 p.m. — brought out the crowd for Thursday’s Abilene Municipal Big Band Concert at the Royer Band Shell.
Toby Weishaar, who normally

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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

Whitehair named to Lombardi Award watch


MANHATTAN — Kansas State offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Cody Whitehair along with defensive end Ryan Mueller were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, the Rotary Club of Houston announced

Longhorn basketball has busy summer


The Longhorn basketball teams have been working hard this summer.
The eighth graders led by coach Tim Klein spent numerous hours of dedication and commitment to excellence on the basketball court following

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