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Senator Bowers Announces 2017 Staff Members

Elaine Bowers 2017 StaffState Senator Elaine Bowers has announced the members of her staff who will assist her in the 2017 Legislative session will be Legislative Office/Committee Assistant Randi Walters of Topeka and intern Micayla Pachta of Belleville.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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