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Time Capsule Discovered at Courthouse

Courthouse Time Capsule March 2015A time capsule from 1902 was discovered recently during the ongoing construction and renovation project at the Russell County Courthouse.

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McDonald's Cans for Others Program Continues Through April 2

Cans for Others 2015McDonald's of Russell is hosting a "Cans for Others" food drive now through April 2, offering customers a free small premium roast coffee or soft drink in exchange for a donation of a non‐perishable food item for the Russell County Food Pantry.

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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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