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Its official: Orscheln nabs Alco distribution center

It’s official: Orscheln became the highest bidder for buying Alco’s distribution center at North Van Buren.
According to court documents from the Bankruptcy court of the Northern District of Texas, Orscheln, the farm and rural chain store,

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Local news

The comeback president


WASHINGTON — Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Barack Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He’s proud of his accomplishments
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County bridges are falling down?


Dickinson County officials received word last week that a third fracture critical bridge had to be closed.
Inspectors notified the county that the weight limit on the bridge, located at 1155 1300 Ave.,

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Abilene receives 4G cell phone service


U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that Abilene residents now have 4G LTE available.
The company is updating more than 1,200 4G LTE cell sites

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U.S. Bureau: rate of uninsured Kansans unchanged from 2012


TOPEKA — The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show an estimated 348,097 (12.3 percent) Kansans didn’t have health insurance in 2013, which is not a significant change from 2012 (12.6
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Local sports

Cowboy wrestling team wins Abilene Varsity Invitational Tournament


The Abilene Cowboys wrestling team won the first Cowboy Varsity Wrestling Invitational Tournament Saturday in the AHS gym.
Abilene scored 183.5 team points to take the title over Salina Central 159, Scott

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Cowboys win at Concordia 67 58


CONCORDIA — The banner hanging from the roof above the Concordia High School cheering section reads Welcome to The Jungle. That is what the Panthers affectionately call their gym.
Abilene ventured

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Cowgirls hold off Concordia 61-57


CONCORDIA — One thing Abilene’s veteran basketball coach Steve Riedy knows is you don’t fall asleep with a big lead on the road. It might not be enough.
The Abilene Cowgirls fought off

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Cowgirls stumble at McPherson 68-54


MCPHERSON — The McPherson Bullpups used a 10-1 run in the second quarter to upend the Abilene Cowgirls 68-54 Tuesday night in a non-conference match up of Class 4AII teams.
McPherson, ranked 10th

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The sounds of the season

The enchanted mansi on. Laurie Mitchell (from left), Oren Kendt, Jill Janks and at the piano, Michael Janks singing Christmas carols Sunday, at the Seelye Mansion, during its three-day gala event. The

Education Foundation taking applications for LIFT program

SALINA — The Salina Education Foundation is taking applications for its Loan Initiative for Future Teachers scholarship program.
The program provides up to $5,000 a year while the student pursues

More than 20 lbs. of meth found in spare tire

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A California man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of transporting approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
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Christmas program for all

Dulcimer and guitar musicians Eddie and Robert Hiebert will open a Sunday evening Christmas program at 6:40 p.m., followed by a choir and youth program.
The event will also include special versions of

Solomon commodity distribution

Commodities will be distributed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday at Solomon’s Heritage Manor Community Room, 105 W. 6th.

The following items will be distributed:
Pears · Beef Stew ·

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?