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Abilene returns to school with teachers from across US

The Abilene school district has attracted new teachers from across the U.S. to start the 2014-15 school year. Here’s a look at the educators and how they came to USD 435.

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Abilene returns to school with teachers from across US


The Abilene school district has attracted new teachers from across the U.S. to start the 2014-15 school year. Here’s a look at the educators and how they came to USD 435.

Jessica Rigsby
Jessica

City set to bar employees from open carry


The Abilene City Commission is set to prevent city employees from reaching back to the city’s cow town roots and brandishing six-shooters on their hips.
At a study session this morning, commissioners

Community support rolling in for GPT


A short conversation at the Central Kansas Free Fair led to more than $2,000 for Great Plains Theatre in just a few hours.
By the next day, that number had jumped to $2,400 in auction proceeds and donations.

Art students display work at Eisenhower Library


Some children wander from one activity to another each year, but several local children have chosen each summer to sit inside, put pencil to paper and draw.
"Drawing is one of my favorite things to do,"

Road work could create delays around Abilene


Abilene residents will begin seeing the fruits of a 0.25 sales tax approved in 2012 this week as multiple street projects get underway.
Bayer Construction began milling Vine Street from West First Street

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Family gathers to witness Cats


MANHATTAN — The first gathering of the 2014 season for the Kansas State Football kinfolk was attended by more than 3,000 family members Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Family members drove

Events added to Rorabaugh Golf for Kids Tournament


The Abilene Rotary Club announced the addition of three events to its Fifth Annual Rocky Rorabaugh Golf Kids Tournament to be held Aug 29th at Great Life Golf & Fitness at 1705 Country Club Lane.
1. Saturday,

Sexton prepares for final season at Kansas State


MANHATTAN — After realizing a childhood dream of having the opportunity to play football for Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats, senior Curry Sexton is preparing for his final season in Manhattan.
Sexton,

Kansas State's Collin Klein begins focusing on next part of football life


MANHATTAN — Collin Klein was speechless.
He probably shouldn’t have been, given that he was trying to answer a simple question about his coaching aspirations. It’s something he admits

Rorabaugh Golf for Kids received challenge grant


The Abilene Rotary Club recently announced it has received a challenge grant of $15,000 from Hank Royer, representing the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation, for its upcoming Dr. Donald "Rocky" Rorabaugh Golf

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