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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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Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect Nov. 1

Cold WeatherCity of Russell officials remind citizens that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

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Traffic Alert: Portion of East 14th Street Closed

East 14th Closed 1One block of East 14th Street in Russell will be closed until approximately November 6 while work to replace a sewer line is completed in the area.

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City of Russell Launches New Communications Service

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell will utilize a new communications service, effective November 1, that will allow city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

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