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Reconstruction of Highway 281 Set to Begin in 2018

Road Work AheadA Kansas Department of Transportation project to reconstruct driving lanes, add shoulders and remove hills on US Highway 281 from the north city limit of Russell north to the US 281/Kansas Highway 18 junction has been set to begin in 2018.


Seven File for USD 407 Board of Education Positions

USD 407 BOE 8-11-14Seven folks filed for four at-large USD 407 Board of Education positions up for election in April according to USD 407 Board Clerk Jane Cline.


Three File for Four Russell City Council Seats

Russell City Council 10-7-14Three Russell citizens filed for four Russell City Council seats up for election in April according to the City Clerk's Office.


Russell Hits 83 Tuesday, Shatters Previous Record High

ThermometerRussell hit 83 degrees Tuesday, January 27 according to the National Weather Service, shattering the previous record high of 65 set in 2002.


City Programs Encourage Water Conservation

City of Russell LogoCity of Russell residents are encouraged by city officials to take advantage of two locally offered and successful water conservation programs.


Whooping Cough Death Confirmed

MedicalHealth officials say an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County has killed one person and left five people ill in the last month.


Senator Bowers Announces 2015 Staff

Senator Bowers 2015 StaffState Senator Elaine Bowers is happy to announce that the members of her staff who will assist her in the 2015 Legislative Session will be Legislative Assistant Pat Williams of Meriden and intern Zack Lowry of Stockton.



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