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Wilson Lake Up Five Feet

Wilson LakeRecent rainfall in the region has immensely helped Wilson Lake in Russell County. According to the United States Geological Survey as of June 1, Wilson Lake's water level is up five feet from April 1.

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Russell County Historical Society Announces Ford-Dole Exhibit

Ford-Dole in Russell 1976The Russell County Historical Society has announced the opening of a special exhibit titled "The 40th Anniversary of the Ford-Dole Visit to Russell, Kansas."

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Kansas Legislators Adjourn Session Without School Funding Discussion

School FundingKansas lawmakers reconvened Wednesday, but did not take up the school funding issue as they met to formally adjourn their annual session.

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Memorial Day 2016 Photos

Memorial Day 2016 1Memorial Day was Monday, May 30. Here are a few pictures from the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Russell City Cemetery.

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SHPTV's Share a Story Hits Local Libraries this Summer

Share a StoryThis summer Smoky Hills Public Television is working with public libraries throughout central and western Kansas to conduct summer reading programs through the Share a Story project.

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Suspicious Death Under Investigation in Wilson

Death InvestigationThe Kansas Bureau of Investigation has released additional information about a suspicious death in Wilson Tuesday afternoon.

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Senator Roberts Interviews Senator Dole for Library of Congress' Veterans History Project

Veterans History ProjectTo encourage Kansas veterans to share their stories with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, US Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) interviewed former US Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.) to preserve his recollections of service for future generations.

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