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New Mexico Man Injured Following High-Speed Chase

Police ChaseA New Mexico man was injured in a vehicle crash early Saturday morning in northern Barton County following his involvement in a high-speed chase that started in Russell County.


Boxberger to Retire from KDOT

KDOTJohn Boxberger, Highway Maintenance Supervisor, will officially retire from his position with the Kansas Department of Transportation on October 1 with more than 40 years of state service to his credit.


Nex-Tech Receives National Gig-Capable Certification

Nex-Tech logoNex-Tech was recently recognized by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in 39 central and western Kansas communities.


Share a Story Reaches Children Across Central, Western Kansas

Share a StorySmoky Hills Public Television's summer reading program Share a Story visited 68 communities in central and western Kansas this past June and July. Over 1,500 children attended the 76 presentations held at local libraries.


City of Russell Awarded $1 Million KDOT Grant

KDOT Grant 9-17-15 1At a special presentation Thursday morning at the Russell County EMS Building in Russell, Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King announced the City of Russell has been awarded a $1 million grant to rebuild South Fossil Street.


Boil Water Advisories Rescinded

Boil Water AdvisoryThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded boil water advisories for the public water supply for the City of Paradise in Russell County and Rural Water District (RWD) No. 2 in Osborne County.


Former Wilson Lake KDWPT Officer Wins National Award

Dan HesketMajor Dan Hesket, Law Enforcement Division Assistant Director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), was awarded the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators' (NASBLA) Bonner Award on September 15.


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