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2017 Volunteers of the YearRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the Russell 911 Communications Advisory Board announced the 2017 Volunteers and Emergency Workers of the Year Tuesday evening during the National Weather Service Storm Fury on the Plains Spotter Training Meeting at the Dream Theater in Russell.

US AttorneyA traffic stop along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County prompted arrests in connection with alleged alien smuggling.

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners will meet Monday, April 3 beginning at 9 AM at the Russell County Courthouse.

Cold WeatherThe Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends this Friday, March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The USD 407 Board of Education approved the purchase of a motor coach bus at a special meeting Monday evening.

Latest Local Sports

RainWet weather is again delaying the start of two of the spring sports teams at Russell High School on Thursday, March 30.

RHS Senior Sam Ptacek 3-29-17The 6th annual Central Kansas All-Star Basketball games were held on Sunday, March 26 at Barton Community College in Great Bend.

KBCA LogoThree area high school players have earned all-state honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association for the 2016-17 season.

Kansas Kids Wrestling LogoSeven members of the Russell Wrestling Club competed in the Kids State Folkstyle Tournament at the Topeka Expocentre on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26.

OSU Wrestler Preston Weigel 3-16-17ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Oklahoma State wrestling team's eight All-Americans competed in the NCAA Championships medal rounds on Saturday morning at the Scottrade Center. Overall, the Cowboys accumulated two fourth-place finishers, two fifth-place finishers, two six-place finishers and a seventh-place finisher, while junior Dean Heil will wrestle for his second national title Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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