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Business Improvement Grant Selections Announced

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau, together with Russell Main Street Inc., have announced eight local businesses that will receive Storefront/Signage Grants.

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Legislature Approves Permitless Concealed Carry

Concealed CarryA proposal to allow Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit has won final approval from the Legislature.

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Preston, Berry Honored for Service

2015 Public and Community Service AwardsRussell City Fire Chief Shane Preston and Russell County Food Pantry Director Cathy Berry were honored Tuesday evening for their public and community service.

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Utility Reconnection Fees Will Increase

City of Russell LogoEffective April 20, the City of Russell will increase utility reconnection fees according to city officials.

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No Tornadoes Yet in March

Jason Drake 2 5-8 StormThe US appears to be locked in a tornado drought as meteorologists have recorded only about two-dozen twisters so far this year during a period when 100 or more are typical.

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New Fish-Attracting Structures Placed in Wilson Lake

Wilson Cubes 1Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff recently launched a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes.

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Aqueduct from Missouri River Not Feasible Say Officials

Kansas Water OfficeA controversial plan to divert Missouri River water from northeast Kansas to western Kansas is unlikely to happen.

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