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Ellis County Fires Being Investigated

FireEllis County has been hit with a second round of suspicious fires in less than a week, this one involving 10 fires in less than three hours.

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Half-Cent Sales Tax Benefits Economic Development, Tourism, Capital Improvements

Russell County Economic Development and CVBThe Russell County-wide half-cent sales tax up for renewal on April 1 greatly benefits local economic development and capital improvement projects as well as provides funding for a growing tourism market say local officials.

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Court Ruling Will Not Help USD 407

School FundingKansas school districts with the lowest property valuations stand to receive the bulk of any new money approved by legislators in response to last week's state Supreme Court ruling.

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Commodity Distribution is March 18, 19 in Russell

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week, one on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday.

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Nichols, Quillen Announced as Scholarship Winners

USD 407 BOEGage Nichols was announced the winner of the Frances Brundage Scholarship and Angie Quillen was awarded the Flora Bigler Scholarship at Monday's USD 407 Board of Education meeting.

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Two Men, One Woman Arrested at Russell Super 8 for Drugs

Drug ArrestOfficers from the Russell Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff's Office arrested two men and one woman early Saturday morning at Russell's Super 8 motel for possession of drugs.

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Signature Auction Opens with Preview Exhibit, Reception

SHPTV Signature AuctionOne of Smoky Hills Public Television's biggest fundraisers is on the horizon. The Signature Auction will feature over 100 pieces donated by artists from across Kansas and beyond.

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