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City of Russell Supports Senate Bill to Address Blight

Blighted PropertyThe City of Russell is among 14 Kansas cities and the League of Kansas Municipalities showing support with written testimony for a Kansas Senate bill to address abandoned and blighted properties.

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Road in Luray Township Temporarily Closed

Road Closed PictureThe Russell County Highway Department has closed two miles of a road in Luray Township for three days for road repairs.

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Strnad Receives Ag Ed Awards

Jed Strnad 2017 Ag AwardsRussell High School's Agriculture Education teacher and FFA advisor Jed Strnad received three awards at the Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators annual winter Ag Ed Symposium in Newton over the weekend.

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Senator Bowers Announces 2017 Staff Members

Elaine Bowers 2017 StaffState Senator Elaine Bowers has announced the members of her staff who will assist her in the 2017 Legislative session will be Legislative Office/Committee Assistant Randi Walters of Topeka and intern Micayla Pachta of Belleville.

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St. John Lutheran Church Provides an Update on the Russell Community Backpack Program

Backpack ProgramSt. John Lutheran Church and USD 407 thank the Russell community for its support in raising money for the Russell Community Backpack Fund Endowment. The program is now fully endowed, but the work is only beginning.

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SHPTV Program The Kansas Legislature Returns in February

The Kansas LegislatureSmoky Hills Public Television viewers have the opportunity to hear from area legislators and ask questions through the local production The Kansas Legislature. The first episode of the new season will air Friday, February 3 at 7 PM.

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Widespread Influenza Activity Occurring in Kansas

Flu SeasonKansas is now experiencing widespread influenza activity, with increased influenza cases seen in most regions of the state.

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