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More Winter Wheat Headed as Harvest Nears

wheat fieldThe latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state.

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May was a Busy Tornado Month

Sylvan-Lucas press box damage 4-24-15Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state.

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Two Russell Women Injured in Sunday Crash

CrashTwo Russell women were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening just east of Russell on Old Highway 40.

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SHPTV Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionSmoky Hills Public Television has been awarded a $23,585.86 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grants program. This funding will help support the new season of Doctors On Call.

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Governor Signs Bills Changing State Election Laws

election pictureKansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed bills to change the timing of many local elections and to give the secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud cases.

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Man Who Shot Clerk Sought

ShootingLaw enforcement officers are searching for a man accused of shooting a convenience store clerk in Plainville in Rooks County.

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Victoria Man Proves You Are Never Too Old to Join Band

Galen SchmidtbergerSixty-nine-year-old Galen Schmidtberger of Victoria graduated from Fort Hays State University for the third time at the 2015 commencement.

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