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    Serious flower power

    Whether they encounter droughts, floods or flower-eating dogs, the Bradleys are committed to their garden.
    This month, their hard work paid off when an anonymous person nominated O.B. and Wilma Bradley’s beautiful yard for Garden of the Month

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    Local news

    Student scores improving in Rural Vista


    HOPE — Student assessment scores in the areas of reading and math are improving at schools in Hope and White City.
    The Rural Vista Unified School District Board of Education received that good news

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    Initial bidder moves on Alco


    A Los Angeles-based financial group states that it became the initial bidder for Alco Stores, the Midwest chain that began in Abilene.
    Great American Group has been selected as the "stalking horse,"

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    Chapman students building a home


    CHAPMAN — Chapman High School students have a house to build, and it looks like the first nails already have been pounded in.
    Unified School District 473’s Board of Education agreed to approve

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    Local vet competes in international video contest


    Campaigning for her own video to win a national contest is pushing an area veterinarian out of her comfort zone.
    But after Dickinson County people served her and her family when they were hit by the tornado

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    State news

    Making a stop in Abilene

    The man who some national political analysts believe could be a senate "kingmaker" and is locked in a high-profile political match with Senator Pat Roberts for a seat in the Senate, strolled into Abilene

    U.S. targets bases in Syria

    IRBIL, IRAQ — The United States used a long-awaited aerial campaign against the Islamic State to hit a group of al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists who U.S. officials claim were planning attacks on Western

    Hutch man to lead stores

    HUTCHINSON — Dan Fast, president of Pic-Quik, Inc., has been elected president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas.
    The selection was made during the association’s

    Food drive for National Physical Therapy Month

    To help recognize National Physical Therapy Month in October, Abilene Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, 103 N.W. 15th St., will conduct a food drive Oct. 1 through 31.
    Non-perishable items donated will

    WH Breach leads to lawmaker requests

    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress insisted Sunday that the Secret Service improve its procedures after an Army veteran, apparently suffering from mental problems, jumped a fence and managed to make

    People

    Serious flower power


    Whether they encounter droughts, floods or flower-eating dogs, the Bradleys are committed to their garden.
    This month, their hard work paid off when an anonymous person nominated O.B. and Wilma Bradley’s

    Local vet competes in international video contest


    Campaigning for her own video to win a national contest is pushing an area veterinarian out of her comfort zone.
    But after Dickinson County people served her and her family when they were hit by the tornado

    Field of dreams


    It’s been a while for Kansas City Royals fans to be really excited about October baseball.
    How about 29 years to be exact?
    In that time period there has been a lot of baseball played, but until

    A Traditional Farm Life — Amish Style


    Greetings from Enterprise, dear friends. It’s been two weeks since you last heard from me, but I have not been on a vacation. Quite the opposite — moving and remodeling simultaneously is

    Holland Sunflowers’ October meeting


    Our first back to work business meeting since May, was held at the residence of Judy Stevens this month. We started with the Pledge of Allegiance then Patti called our meeting to order. With Halloween

    Community

    Local vet competes in international video contest


    Campaigning for her own video to win a national contest is pushing an area veterinarian out of her comfort zone.
    But after Dickinson County people served her and her family when they were hit by the tornado

    Eagle ‘impacts the cure’


    Dennis Weese (left), of Eagle Communications, presents a donation for Impact the Cure to RaeLyn Swisher, director of Impact Sports and Fitness and organizer of Impact the Cure. Eagle Communications supports

    Alcohol at Sterl Hall?


    In recent years, the Dickinson County Commission has been asked numerous times to consider allowing alcohol to be served at Sterl Hall, located on the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds.
    Each time, the answer

    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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