On track to recovery
For a 7-year-old, Ethan Gustin knows a lot about cancer. Unfortunately, his research is empirical. He was diagnosed at 6. Now, the second-grader can tell you the times and frequencies of his scheduled appointments, as well as the names of his treatments and the information on his fundraising flyers....more»
Clash of the titans
Ali-Frazier. Larry Mahan vs. Phil Lyne. The Royals against the Giants? Well, who knows. But the race for the Senate between Pat Roberts and Greg Orman has caught so much heat that its fame has surpassed international borders....more»
Alco blues
National investors are bidding and researching to discern if they can save one of Abilene’s most emblematic companies. Local workers are weighing in on their fate....more»
Last call
Want to vote by mail? Better hurry With the November general election coming up in less than two weeks, the window is closing for registered voters who wish to have a ballot mailed to them for advance voting....more»
Enterprise Fire Department receives $5,000
Fire Chief Cecil Thrush (right), chief of the Enterprise Fire Department, receives a $5,000 grant check from Cary Simpson, of Transcanada Corporation....more»
Rotary raises funds for kids
While prior Rotary golf tournaments raised a hefty amount for kids, this year’s fundraiser was definitely a hole-in-one. In contrast to the $15,000 raised at last year’s annual Rocky Rorabaugh Golf for Kids Tournament, this year’s event raised $42,000....more»
Animal farm
HERINGTON — Residents will have the opportunity to express opinions about a proposed ordinance that limits the species and numbers of certain animals that can be kept by citizens of the community....more»
Time for a new City Hall?
The final City Hall tour was given Tuesday evening, and it let out in time for avid Royals fan David Dillner to catch the important parts of the game....more»
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 recently....more»
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," which in business lingo means it is the initial bidder for the company in case of a potential liquidation....more»
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....more»
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 a bid resulting in the sale of the soon-to-be constructed tech house....more»
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 of 2008, Sarah Mills believes a little online self-promotion is the least that she can do....more»
Greyhounds galore
On the international stage, greyhound racing may have declined since the 1960s, but the local fall meet showed greyhound racing still is "on the go" as a multi-million dollar industry, drawing people from across the nation and globe to Abilene....more»
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 recently with a retooled roster of young, energetic, athletic players has the quality of play been credible for the post season....more»
Alco update
While Abilene residents and local Alco workers wonder about the fate of one of its most emblematic stores, a Dallas judge signed an interim order last week approving a loan for the company....more»
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....more»
Crews will repave main avenue all week
If you are in a hurry to be somewhere, it might be a good idea to leave home earlier than ususal. All of this week, crews will be working on Abilene’s busiest street, snarling traffic as they repave Buckeye Avenue....more»



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