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Gala nights to remember

Curious Abilene residents would drive by the Seelye Mansion, craning their necks and whispering about what it must look inside.
Mrs. Jenny T. Seelye finally gave them their chance in 1906, when she hosted an open house with a full orchestra and an elaborate

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Sony hackers issue threat

LOS ANGELES — The hacking group behind the Sony cybersecurity attack has made its first physical threat.
In a message sent at around 9:30 a.m., the group — calling itself Guardians of Peace

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Four minds, one goal

On their own, they provide excellent service, but when they come together as a quartet, that’s when they really up their game.
Four Abilene financial advisers have merged their practices to become

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With Kansas input, Jeb Bush explores run for President

Jeb Bush would like to follow in his father and older brother’s footsteps and try his hand at running the free world ... or at least he says he’s open to exploring the possibility.
Bush, the

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Board members of Rural Vista’s USD 481 say they want to negotiate with the District Teachers’ Association.
The Board agreed to send a letter of intent to negotiate to Denny Crable, president

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Local sports

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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Cowboy wrestlers win two at Missouri Tournament

STALEY, MO — The Abilene Cowboys took advantage of an opportunity to compete against two strong and highly ranked high school wrestling team in the state of Missouri by participating in the Staley
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Bullpups grind up Cowboys 82-56

MCPHERSON — The Abilene Cowboys knew going into Tuesday’s game at McPherson it was going to be a challenge. You see, McPherson not only is the defending state champion but they are one of
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K-State’s Lockett Named to Senior Bowl Roster

MANHATTAN — Kansas State record-setting wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of 12 players added to the Reese’s Senior Bowl roster today as the senior will participate in the
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Wichita asks for driving permits for undocumented

The city of Wichita wants the state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s permit.
The Wichita City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to include the measure as part of its agenda for the upcoming

Kansas Artillery Battalion marks 135 years of service Friday

The Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery will celebrate its 135th birthday Friday. The historic battalion is headquartered in Hiawatha with subordinate units located in Clay

Thanks for giving — Now let us give to you

Commodities will be distributed to the public at the Abilene Area Food Pantry, 409 N.E. Third St. in Abilene from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
If you are unable to come that day, the Food Pantry is open


Patti O’Malley was the originator of Food 4 Kids, in contrast to the article printed in Monday’s edition. O’Malley started the non-profit organization with a $10,000 donation. Tom Schwartz,

Counting birds

Be a citizen scientist, learn about birds, have fun and help scientists across the nation — all at the same time! It’s the Smoky Hills Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count,
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?