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Ice Storm Knocks Out Power, Numerous Tree Limbs Down

Midwest Energy Ice Storm 1-16-17A weekend ice storm in Kansas knocked out electricity for several people in the Russell area and also left many folks picking up tree limbs. Reports indicate the Russell area received about an inch of ice.


Great Bend Man Arrested for Drugs, Stolen Property

Lucas WebsterA Great Bend man was arrested Thursday night in Great Bend for possession of drugs and property stolen from Susank.


Russell City Council Reorganization Meeting is Jan. 17

Russell City Council 5-19-15The Russell City Council will meet Tuesday, January 17 at 4:30 PM at City Hall for its first regular meeting of 2017.


LIEAP Application Period Opens Jan. 17

LIEAPDuring the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Tuesday, January 17.


2017 Storefront/Signage Grants Awarded

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the third year of storefront/signage grant awards.


City of Russell Prepares for Ice Storm

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell staff is working diligently in preparation for the impending ice storm. Current forecasts of freezing rain and potentially significant icing could cause damage to trees and power lines. Power outages are possible.


Predicted Winter Storm Could Create Hazardous Conditions

Jan 2017 Ice Storm NWS GraphicThe National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for the weekend for most of central Kansas. Ice and snow accumulation are possible.


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