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Multiple Area Law Enforcement Departments Involved in Wednesday Night Vehicle Pursuit

Russell County SheriffA vehicle pursuit ensued Wednesday night northwest of Russell near Beatty Road and 176th after a local man with a felony no bond warrant fled a Russell County Sheriff's Deputy traffic stop.

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UPDATE: USD 407 Budget Passed, Teacher Negotiations Finalized; Minutes Included

USD 407 BOEThe 2013-2014 school year is almost here in Russell and USD 407 Board of Education members met Monday evening to finalize the upcoming year's budget, polices and staffing.

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SHPTV Pledge Drive Begins August 17

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionGreat programming and great deals await folks who watch Smoky Hills Public Television's next pledge drive, which begins August 17 and runs through August 25.

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Kansas Wheat Crop Down, Other Crops Projected Higher

wheat fieldA new report estimates that Kansas farmers took in 328 million bushels of winter wheat this season, down 14 percent from last year.

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Day Care License Suspended After Child Dies

Day Care SuspendedThe license of a Hays day care center is temporarily suspended while authorities investigate the cause of an 8-week-old infant's death.

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Child Nearly Drowns at Russell Hotel

DrowningRussell authorities say a two-year-old child nearly drowned Sunday at Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites.

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It's Enrollment Week in USD 407

apple logoEnrollment begins today for students in USD 407 in Russell.

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