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Key meetings Wednesday

City work session set

Proposed signage regulations and appointments to city boards will be topics of discussion during the Abilene City Commission study session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the

Taking ‘steps’ for a cure

As a full-time employee, wife and mother, a local woman was accustomed to multi-tasking — until she started losing her ability to focus on anything.
Family and friends noticed her going into a "dream

Local man missing since July 12

An Abilene man has been missing for more than two months, according to the Kansas Missing and Unsolved page on Facebook.
Jason Southern, 42, of Abilene went missing on July 12 from the Sunflower Apartments

Helders Fund gives to Cancer Fund

The Johannes and Paulina Helders Memorial Fund recently made a grant of $600 to the Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund. Marie Coulson, daughter of Johannes and Paulina Helders, presented the check to Sandy Willey,

Local sports

Rural Vista bests Solomon 46-30

Three-second quarter touchdowns helped lift the Rural Vista Heat to a 46-30 win Friday night at Solomon High School.
The contest pitted Heat head coach Jeff Hostetter against SHS head coach Justin Coup,

Kansas State teammates have nothing but praise for Curry Sexton

Curry Sexton has always been dependable. Ask Kansas State football coaches about the senior receiver and they say he runs precision routes and never drops a pass. Quarterback Jake Waters says he is the

Cowgirls take 2nd at Clay Center

CLAY CENTER — Marissa Schardein led the Abilene Cowgirls tennis team to a second place finish at Clay Center.
Schardein won the No. 1 singles bracket by defeating Brianna Elliott, Chapman, 6-1;

Chapman wins homecoming over Clay Center

CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fighting Irish football team defeated the Clay Center Tigers 13-0 to win its homecoming game Friday.
The Irish used touchdown runs of Robert Steck from 5 yards out in the first

Cowboys hold off Panthers in homecoming win

When the Abilene Cowboys and the Concordia Panthers get together for a football game it becomes a dogfight and a test of the defenses as to who might come out the victor.
Friday night was no exception


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