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Patrol Urges Extra Precautions During Peak Deer Season

Deer on RoadWith deer on the move this time of year and the busy holiday travel months approaching quickly, the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists of some important issues to keep in mind when traveling Kansas' roadways.

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Russell County Commissioners Approve Courthouse Addition

Russell County CourthouseThe Russell County Courthouse will soon be expanded as the official approval to move forward with a building addition next to the historic structure was put into motion Monday by the Russell County Commissioners.

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Vehicle Reported Stolen in Russell

Stolen VehiclePolice are searching for a stolen pickup truck that was reportedly taken from a shed in Russell on Sunday.

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Iconic Church Protecting Stained-Glass Windows

St Fidelis ChurchThe iconic St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria - better known as the Cathedral of the Plains - is working to protect its 48 historic stained-glass windows.

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SHPTV Garners Four First Place Awards

Smoky Hills KAB Awards 13Smoky Hills Public Television received four First Place awards at this year's Kansas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Manhattan.

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Ellis County Man Killed, Russell Man Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

Fatal CrashA 73-year-old rural Ellis County man, Lavern J. Braun, was killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 PM in the 2600 Block of Grants Villa Road in Ellis County.

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Rural Opportunity Zone Program Gains Local Interest

ROZ mapAccording to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Russell County has 10 people in the recently introduced Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) program with 10 more people on the waiting list.

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