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2017 Volunteers, Emergency Workers of the Year Announced

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.


Traffic Stop in Ellsworth County Leads to Smuggling Case

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


Russell County Commissioners to Meet April 3

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


Cold Weather Rule Ends Friday, March 31

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 Approves Motor Coach Bus Purchase

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.


Colorado Man Injured in Vehicle Rollover on I-70

3-27-17 Wreck 1A Colorado man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck Monday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Russell.


Mock Crash to be Held at RHS April 6

Russell Champion MascottThe Russell High School SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) organization doesn't want the class of 2017 going out in a crash. Russell City and County Public Services will conduct a mock crash at RHS on Thursday, April 6 at 10 AM.


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