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GPT's 'The Boys Next Door' opens tonight

He may have never had a dance floor dedicated to him, but the man known around town as "Disco Bob" now has a live theatre show dedicated to his name.
Great Plains Theatre is dedicating its upcoming show,

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GPT's 'The Boys Next Door' opens tonight


He may have never had a dance floor dedicated to him, but the man known around town as "Disco Bob" now has a live theatre show dedicated to his name.
Great Plains Theatre is dedicating its upcoming show,

County may drill wells at old Hope landfill


Dickinson County may be required to drill new wells at a closed landfill to meet state requirements for monitoring potential groundwater contamination.
Commissioners learned of the potential need for

Chapman hires St. John as new city administrator


CHAPMAN — There were several smiling faces in the City Council chambers last night.
Austin St. John earned the job he hoped for, and members of the City Council nabbed their top candidate for the

Passion for beauty: Park’s gardens popping with color


When a talented gardener concentrated her passion on her home garden, she won local awards for her green thumb.
While the awards were nice, she gave that up and let her own garden slide to turn her attention

City to publish budget with 3.18 mill increase


An Abilene resident owning a $100,000 home would pay about $37 more in city property taxes in 2015 if city commissioners adopt the budget set for publication on July 18.
After initially directing city

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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

Whitehair on watch list


MANHATTAN — Three Kansas State players — offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Cody Whitehair, and defensive end Ryan Mueller — were named to watch lists for awards announced by the Football

Collin Sexton will have special job this fall


MANHATAN — Working hard, catching the coach’s eye and moving up the receiver depth chart has been the focus of Abilene’s Collin Sexton since the spring game for the Kansas State Wildcats.

Sexton,

McKee headed to Bass Fishing National Tournament


MANHATTAN — An Abilene native that has a deep love of fishing will be headed to Georgia to compete in a national fishing tournament the end of the month.

Dylan McKee, son of Chris McKee and Pat

Cowboy coach pleased with team after camp


Abilene football coach Steve Simpson considers himself to be in a fortunate position.

The veteran high school football coach believes he is taking over a team laden with talent and exceptional assistant

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