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St. John Lutheran Church Provides an Update on the Russell Community Backpack Program

Backpack ProgramSt. John Lutheran Church and USD 407 thank the Russell community for its support in raising money for the Russell Community Backpack Fund Endowment. The program is now fully endowed, but the work is only beginning.

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SHPTV Program The Kansas Legislature Returns in February

The Kansas LegislatureSmoky Hills Public Television viewers have the opportunity to hear from area legislators and ask questions through the local production The Kansas Legislature. The first episode of the new season will air Friday, February 3 at 7 PM.

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Widespread Influenza Activity Occurring in Kansas

Flu SeasonKansas is now experiencing widespread influenza activity, with increased influenza cases seen in most regions of the state.

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County, City Leaders Fight for Overhaul of Kansas Property Tax Lid

Kansas State CapitolLeaders of groups representing Kansas counties and cities are arguing for the repeal or overhaul of a state-imposed property tax lid.

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State Treasurer Estes Launches ABLE Savings Program

Ron Estes ABLE ProgramPeople with disabilities will now be able to save for their future without losing benefits or paying taxes on the money they invest.

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Semi Rollover in Ellsworth County Injures Tennessee Man

Semi Rollover 1-26-17A Tennessee truck driver was injured in a semi rollover early Thursday morning on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

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RHS Debaters Take Fourth at State

RHS 2017 State Debate TeamRussell High School sent eight debate team students to the 3-2-1A State Debate Tournament in Lyons last weekend and one of the two-speaker teams from RHS placed fourth.

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