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SHPTV Receives $7,000 Grant

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionITC Great Plains has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for $7,000 to support the station's educational television and outreach programs.

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Six Kansas lakes Under Public Health Warning Due to Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green AlgaeThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for six lakes and a watch for five lakes due to harmful algal blooms.

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Russell Pool Closing Aug. 13

Russell PoolThe final day the Russell Municipal Swimming Pool will be open for the 2017 season will be Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Kansas Unveils New 'Real ID' Drivers Licenses

kansas capital buildingKansas has unveiled a new driver’s license design meant to comply with federal identification requirements for airport security purposes.

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Agco, Inc. is Now Great Bend Coop

Great Bend CoopEarlier this week, Agco, Inc. of Russell, Dorrance and Susank officially became the Great Bend Coop.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests in Russell

Stolen VehicleA man and woman from South Carolina were arrested in Russell Wednesday evening following a traffic stop.

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Russell City Council Discusses Golf Course Fees and Contractor Licensing

Russell City Council 2-7-17Raising tournament fees at the Russell Municipal Golf Course and a contractor licensing ordinance were among the topics discussed by the Russell City Council on Tuesday afternoon during their work study.

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