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After weeks of almost empty parking lots, Abilene’s Alco store saw a rush of shoppers this past weekend as large, yellow banners announced the store was closing.
News from Dallas during Friday afternoon reached Abilene, where Alco, a store born

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Reaching for the stars


Two of the stars of High School Musical, a big hit during this past weekend at Abilene High School. Madison Roth plays Gabriella Montez and Erik Hageman plays Troy Bolton. The musical packed a full house
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Former Abilene resident found dead in New Mexico


Police in Roswell, New Mexico took into custody today a person of interest wanted in the death of a former resident of Abilene.
Paramedics were called in the early morning hours of Friday to the home

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Theatre will rebuild


There were no stage curtains to pull apart, but that didn’t stop Great Plains Theatre from unveiling its plans Saturday night.
The big reveal event, "Unveiling the Future" at the Abilene Civic Center,

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Holland Sunflowers


October
On Oct. 20 the Holland Sunflowers started off the new 2014-15 4-H year with a pizza party before the meeting. This was a reward for the whole club turning in their Record Books on time last

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Local sports

Lockett torches WVU as K-State wins in Morgantown


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen sounded like he is ready to attend Kansas State's graduation ceremony in the spring and personally hand Tyler Lockett his diploma.
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NCKL recognizes Champion Cowboys


The North Central Kansas League Champion Abilene Cowboys received the league trophy and recognition for 12 football players recognizing their accomplishments on the gridiron.
The Cowboys offense that

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Curry and Collin Sexton all Big 12 Academic


MANHATAN — Kansas State set a school record by placing 29 players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including 20 first teamers, as the conference office announced its list of 156 recipients Thursday
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K-State Tallies School Record 29 Academic All-Big 12 Honors



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kansas State set a school record by placing 29 players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including 20 first teamers, as the conference office announced its list of 156 recipients

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Courthouse closed for holiday

The Dickinson County Courthouse, District Court and Transfer Station will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The courthouse and District Court also will be closed Friday.
The Transfer Station

Boutique Opening Saturday

The Dickinson County Life Center invites the public to its Boutique Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Christian Church, 612 N. Buckeye Ave. in Abilene. The DCLC Boutique is for clients

Snow Monkeys documentary

The Abilene Public Library will host a Brown Bag Special Documentary Film, Snow Monkeys, at noon on Tuesday. Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they face the world. This film is free.

11th Annual Barnes Lighted Horse Parade

The Barnes community is hosting the 11th Annual Lighted Horse Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — in downtown Barnes. Singles-Teams-Saddle Clubs

Community Thanksgiving Events

An annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, in the fellowship hall of Community Bible Church, 121 N.E. Fifth St., in Abilene.
Dinner will be served from noon

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?