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Finnup Foundation Provides Grant to SHPTV

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionThe Finnup Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for $20,000 to support the station's educational television and outreach programs.

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Harrison Promoted to Police Sergeant

Jordan HarrisonJordan Harrison will be promoted to Russell Police Sergeant effective June 1. Harrison has worked for the City of Russell since 2008. He has served as an animal control officer, police patrolman and field training officer, before being promoted to Senior Patrolman in 2016.

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Steampunk Art Exhibit Opens June 3 at Grassroots Art Center

Gary PendergrassDriving through a quiet neighborhood in Wichita one comes upon a magical land filled with birds, engines, masks and statues, often Victorian looking, which make up the yard art of Gary Pendergrass. He is considered a "Steampunk" artist.

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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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