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Area Students Win Hansen Foundation Scholarships

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan has named 260 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 42nd annual scholarship competition.

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Russell County Commissioners Discuss Insurance, Sickness Outbreaks

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and discussed county property insurance and recent sickness outbreaks in Kansas.

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KDHE Can Assist Farmers, Ranchers Who Have Lost Livestock in Fires

KDHE LogoThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages farmers and ranchers who have lost livestock in the ongoing wildfires to contact the agency as soon as possible for assistance with disposing of dead livestock.

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Wildfire Reported Near Fairport

Virgil Lawson Fairport Fire 3-7-17Area firefighters fought yet another large wildfire Tuesday afternoon and evening. It was located in eastern Ellis County and far western Russell County south of Fairport.

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Two Grass Fires Reported in Russell County Tuesday

Gorham Fire 1 3-7-17Russell County firefighters extinguished two grass fires in the area Tuesday afternoon; one southeast of Gorham and another south of Bunker Hill.

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Wildfire Near Wilson Lake Burns Large Swath of Grassland, Destroys One Home

Virgil Lawson Wilson Lake Fire 3-7-17A wildfire Monday afternoon and evening burned an 11-mile stretch of grassland southeast of Wilson Lake in Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties.

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State Emergency Operations Center Continues to Monitor Wildfires

FireThe Kansas Division of Emergency Management continues to coordinate the state's response to the multiple wildfires that have cropped up across the state due to dry and windy conditions.

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