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Singers set sights on New York


From the stage that held Tchaikovsky, Louie Armstrong and other musical greats, the AHS Singers will lift up their voices in New York City.
For the third time in a row, the local choir has been accepted

Herington trims proposed mill levy to 78.85


Herington City Commission members cut 4.5 mills targeted for the Herington Municipal Hospital from the municipality’s proposed 2015 budget when the governing body met in a regular semi-monthly session

Road work progressing in Abilene


Abilene drivers are being urged to use extra caution when navigating N.W. Third Street until at least Monday.
Abilene Public Works Director Lon Schrader said that caution is needed due to the milling

AHS student in running for national scholarship


The website that served as a matchmaker for an Abilene teen’s parents has her in the running for a $50,000 scholarship.
Rachael Grange’s mom and step-dad met on Match.com four years ago. Now,

Breaking tradition


Roberta Grange said her dating story has been "nontraditional" from the start, but she wouldn’t trade it for anything.
The 40-year old mother of three had been divorced for about a year and was

Local sports

Cross country returns experience


Abilene begins the cross-country season by hosting a meet Sept 4. Middle schools and high schools will send contingents to run the course of the Great Life Country Club golf course.
Head coach Troy Emig

Football 2014: Kansas State's Ryan Mueller keeps making believers


Ryan Mueller insists the following story is true.
His mother, teammates and coaches also vouch for its authenticity.
They each go out of their way to do so, because they know Mueller's journey from unknown

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,

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