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2017 RHS Graduates Awarded Record Amount of Scholarships

GraduationThe Russell High School graduating class of 2017 has been awarded a record amount of scholarships.

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Bickerdyke Students Donate Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses

2017 Bickerdyke Pull Tabs 1Bickerdyke Elementary School students have learned once again how a little thing can make a big difference in the lives of other people.

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SHPTV 2017 Writers Contest Winners Announced

PBS KIDS Writers ContestSmoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2017 SHPTV PBS Kids Writers Contest.

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Water Line Break Causes Discolored Water in Russell

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell recently experienced a break in one of its raw water transmission lines. Due to high demand, the water tower levels were quickly lowered. The raw water transmission line has been repaired and water production has resumed.

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Meningitis Death Reported in Barton County

MeningitisThe Barton County Health Department (BCHD) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are collaborating with health care and other public health partners to investigate the death of a central Kansas adult due to meningitis.

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Russell Church Warns of Door-to-Door Solicitation

Scam AlertSt. John Lutheran Church Pastor Roger Dennis called KRSL News Wednesday and said he had been contacted by several people regarding a child or children going door-to-door in Russell asking for donations for St. John Lutheran to purchase supplies.

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Nex-Tech Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Nex-Tech logoNex-Tech has announced its ten scholarship recipients for the Nex-Tech Scholarship. Each will receive a $1,000 award for excellence in demonstrating their passion and how that has led to their chosen career.

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