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Writer’s Contest Winners Announced

SHPTV 2015 Writers Contest Gorham WinnersSmoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners of the 2015 PBS Kids Writer's Contest.

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Window Decoration Contest Begins June 19

USA FlagRussell Main Street, Inc. will have a window decoration contest for the 4th of July holiday. The contest will begin June 19 at 10 AM and end July 3 with the winner announced in time for the 4th.

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South Fossil Repave Project Discussed by Russell City Council

Russell City Council 5-19-15A two-phase project to repair South Fossil Street in Russell was discussed by the Russell City Council Tuesday afternoon at its monthly work study.

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Restrictions on Local Gun Laws Passed

Concealed CarryKansas legislators have approved a bill to prevent cities and counties from imposing special taxes on firearms or from using zoning ordinances to limit gun sales.

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Russell Vehicle Involved in Train vs. Car Collision

5-30-15 Train vs CarAn investigation is underway in Ellsworth County following a Saturday morning train versus car collision near Wilson that involved an abandoned car registered to a Russell man.

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Russell County Fireworks Ban Lifted for Three-Day Period

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners voted Monday to lift the countywide fireworks ban for a three-day period in July, specifically July 3 through 5.

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Russell Receives Nearly Five Inches of Rain in May

RainThe city of Russell received nearly five inches of rain in May, good for the 20th wettest May on record.

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