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USD 407 Summer Lunch Program Begins May 30

Summer Lunch ProgramMake sure your kids eat smart and play hard this summer while school is out. USD 407 in Russell is offering free lunches from May 30 through July 28 from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday through Friday at the Ruppenthal Middle School cafeteria.

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Thursday Night Storm Causes Minor Damage in Russell County

Severe WeatherA severe thunderstorm passed through Russell County Thursday night and caused minor wind and hail damage in localized areas of the county.

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Governor's Exporter of the Year, Award of Excellence Finalists Announced

Dept CommerceThe Kansas Department of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2017 Governor's Exporter of the Year Award, and the finalists for the Governor's Award of Excellence.

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Russell Municipal Swimming Pool Opens May 27

Pool Party 9The City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool at Memorial Park is set to open Saturday, May 27 for the summer 2017 season.

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Russell Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Ellis County

Ellis County SheriffA Russell man was arrested Tuesday morning in eastern Ellis County following a high speed chase.

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Domestic Disturbance in Luray Leads to High Speed Pursuit

Police ChaseA domestic disturbance late Tuesday night in Luray led to a high speed vehicle pursuit and foot chase that ended near Russell.

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SHPTV's Share a Story Hits Local Libraries

Share a StoryThis summer, Smoky Hills Public Television is working with public libraries throughout central and western Kansas to conduct summer reading programs through the Share a Story project.

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