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Russell Firefighters Respond to Small Structure Fire

6-9-15 Fire 1Russell City Firefighters and other emergency personnel responded Tuesday morning to a small structure fire at a home in the 800 block of East 7th Street in Russell.

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Couch, Board Members Recognized for 77 Combined Years of Service to USD 407

Dave Couch 6-8-15 RecognitionUSD 407 Superintendent Dave Couch and three outgoing board members were recognized Monday evening at the Board of Education's monthly meeting for their 77 combined years of service to USD 407.

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More Winter Wheat Headed as Harvest Nears

wheat fieldThe latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state.

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May was a Busy Tornado Month

Sylvan-Lucas press box damage 4-24-15Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state.

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Two Russell Women Injured in Sunday Crash

CrashTwo Russell women were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening just east of Russell on Old Highway 40.

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SHPTV Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionSmoky Hills Public Television has been awarded a $23,585.86 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grants program. This funding will help support the new season of Doctors On Call.

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Governor Signs Bills Changing State Election Laws

election pictureKansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed bills to change the timing of many local elections and to give the secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud cases.

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