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Lane to be Inducted into Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

Kansas Teachers Hall of FameThe Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame in Dodge City has announced its class of 2017 and a former Russell teacher is one of the inductees.

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Scares Returning Thanks to Russell Masonic Lodge

Masonic LodgeFor more than two decades, kids of all ages were given a fright thanks to the Russell Arts Council Haunted House in downtown Russell. Former Russell Mayor Henrietta "Henri" Wenthe served as the Head Witch in Charge, helping plan, construct and portray characters in the attraction which featured different themes throughout the years.

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Next Doctors on Call Examines Eye Care

Doctors on CallSmoky Hills Public Television's local program, Doctors on Call, will feature the topic of eye care on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 PM with an encore April 23 at 3:30 PM.

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Senator Moran Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Internships

Senator Jerry MoranUS Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas has announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. and Kansas offices for this fall.

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Old Highway 40 to Temporarily Close in Ellis County

Road Closed PictureStarting Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21, Old Highway 40 from Victoria to Walker in Ellis County will be closed to through traffic.

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Multi-State Crime Suspect to Stand Trial in Kansas First

Alex Deaton Booking PhotoMulti-state crime spree suspect Alex Deaton's cases in Mississippi's Rankin County will be presented to a grand jury this month.

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South Fossil Street Reconstruction Project to Begin This Month

Road Work AheadContinuing the City of Russell's multi-year plan to make improvements to its roadways, a complete reconstruction of South Fossil Street from Dorrance Street north to just south of Wichita Avenue is scheduled to begin this month. Pre-construction activities will take place the first two weeks in April with full reconstruction slated to begin on Monday, April 17.

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