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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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Kansas GOP Honors Senator Bob Dole

Dole Oct Visit 1Kansas GOP officials wrapped up the weekend in Topeka by awarding a man who found a way to reach every corner of the Sunflower State.

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County Commissioners Discuss Lower Tax Valuations Due to the Price of Oil

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners at their meeting Monday discussed a recent and bleak state report concerning lower tax valuations in Kansas due to the price of oil.

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Nominations Sought for Public Service Award

Russell Co. Emergency ManagementRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Advisory Board are once again requesting nominations for the Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year.

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Mike in Morning Banner
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