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Fear not

They may not wear a cape, but they’re tough and brave.
And when someone needs saving, they come to the call. Firefighters are a child’s hero.
However, in the midst of an actual fire, most children don’t flock to the firemen. Instead,

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Local news

On the market?


Abilene school district officials received the go-ahead Monday night to look for parties interested in acquiring Garfield school after Eisenhower Upper Elementary is built and in use.
"Last time we talked

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Up in the air


Anyone who has lived in Kansas for any amount of time quickly learns what to do when a tornado is headed their way — take cover, preferably in a basement or on the lowest level possible.
So why

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Future uncertain


For decades, Alco has been a unique Midwest store.
A brand chain fixture and an Abilene creation if there ever was one, blossoming from an early classic 20th century variety store — like the famed

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Abilene USD 435


Staff from Abilene USD 435 and area emergency responders recently met with a representative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding procedures to consider in a crisis situation.
Denise

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Local sports

McPherson gets by Cowboys in opening round of district play


The McPherson Bullpups are riding the legs of senior running back Ty Hart and senior quarterback Kyler Kinnamon for its fifth consecutive win as they got by the Abilene Cowboys 17-6 Friday night in 4A
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Cowgirls get a share of the league title


Rallying from first game defeats is nothing new to coach Mike Jantz of the co-North Central Kansas League champion Abilene Cowgirls.
His team struggled in the first set and then rallied to put aside the

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The second season begins in high school football


The next three weeks will determine the playoff picture for postseason play in Kansas High School football.
It’s the second season. A team’s record to date is basically back to 0-0 as they

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Lady Longhorns capture league title


CLAY CENTER — For the third consecutive season the AMS 8th grade volleyball team captured the North Central Kansas League title.
The 2014 8th graders completed its season with a 23-1 record and

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Annual Arts Reception and Cocktail Buffet


Issues at City Hall building

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Vision Checks for area children

Dickinson County parents have another tool to ensure their child is seeing, hearing, and developing as they should.
A free Child Check for children from birth through 5 years old will take place from

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?