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Fun at the fair

The annual Abilene Downtown Parade will start at 4 p.m. today. Carnival rides will start at 7 p.m., with the 69th Annual PRCA Will Bill Hickok Rodeo starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

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Fun at the fair


The annual Abilene Downtown Parade will start at 4 p.m. today. Carnival rides will start at 7 p.m., with the 69th Annual PRCA Will Bill Hickok Rodeo starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

GPT focused on moving forward


It started with crowds in the streets, watching a fire through the lenses of cameras and teary eyes.
It continued with a downtown company providing office space, and a church and school lending their

Davids to raise money for library


A Chapman graduate-turned bestselling author is returning to her roots to raise money for the public library.
Patricia (Stroda) Davids, author of 25 published books, will be conducting a meet and greet,

Rodeo queens aim to promote ag life


For their Abilene appearance Tuesday, the young women were decked out in tiaras and jewelry, but they got their start mucking stalls.
Long before her reign as Miss Rodeo K-State, Danielle Stuerman was

Life of a queen


While they get to wear plenty of western-style bling and are greeted each day with the flash of a camera, that doesn’t mean being a queen is all ease and glamour.
This year’s Miss America

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K-State Ranked 21st in Preseason Coaches Poll


MANHATTAN — For the second time in the last three seasons, Kansas State was ranked 21st in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday morning as the Cats were one of four Big 12 teams ranked

Waters Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List


MANHATTAN — Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters was one of 27 quarterbacks across the nation to be named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list as the nation’s top senior quarterback,

COLORADO BULL RIDER TAKES LEAD


Abilene — The annual Bulls, Broncs and Barrels night at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo started off with a bang, and at the end of it, Ty Wallace was left standing as the top score in the bull riding.

Saddleback rider grew up in Abilene


LOVELAND, Colo. — Professional rodeo cowboys travel all over the country and beyond to participate in their beloved sport.
Keegan Knox, an Abilene native, lives in Loveland, Colo. and usually travels

McDonald to fight bulls at Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo


The son of a local businessman will get his shot at being in the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo this week.
Ethan McDonald, son of John and Mary McDonald owners of Rawhide Portable Corrals, will not ride in the

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