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SHPTV Announces Annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers ContestSmoky Hills Public Television has announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

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Russell City Council Discusses Zoning, Water at Work Study

Russell City Council 10-7-14A complete revamp of the City of Russell's zoning regulations and continued water issues were topics of discussion Tuesday at the Russell City Council's monthly work study.

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Loader Strikes Power Pole Causing Brief Outage

2-4-15 Power Outage 1A brief power outage in downtown Russell was caused Wednesday morning when a loader struck a power pole behind Otterbein United Methodist Church according to city officials.

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Kansas House Approves Bill Closing the Budget Shortfall

Kansas State CapitolThe Kansas House has approved a bill closing most of a projected $344 million shortfall in the state's current budget.

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Courthouse Addition Taking Shape

Courthouse Construction Jan 2015 1Construction continues on an addition at the Russell County Courthouse, which when completed, will house a new courtroom, clerk's office, treasurer's office and many more rooms currently located in the upper floors of the present building.

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New KDWPT Program Includes Wilson Lake

Georgia Cube Fish AttractorKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes.

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Business Appreciation Month Awards Nominations Now Open

Dept CommerceNominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce's 2015 Business Appreciation Month awards are now open.

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