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Russell County Commissioners Set Budget Hearing, Propose Eight Mill Tax Hike

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners at their regular meeting Monday set a public hearing for the 2016 budget and continued discussions on how to trim the budget to make up for large revenue losses.


Russell Man Arrested for Drug Possession, Child Endangerment

Drug Arrest 2A Russell man was arrested for possession of marijuana Monday evening at a Russell residence.


Man Arrested for Meth Possession Following I-70 Crash

Drug ArrestA man was arrested for methamphetamine possession following his involvement in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 70 in Russell County.


Senator Bob Dole on the Passing of Former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway

Dole and Hemenway"I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Bob Hemenway.


Buchanan Wins Achievement Award

Michelle Buchanan, Midway District Extension Agent, Receiving Award 2015Michelle Buchanan, District Extension Agent – Agronomy and Horticulture with Kansas State Research and Extension in the Midway Extension District, has been awarded the 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.


UPDATE: High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash in Russell

Police ChaseA high-speed chase through Ellsworth and Russell Counties Monday evening ended with a crash on the northeast side of Russell, one person in custody and another on the loose.


Russell Makes List of "Most Charming Small Towns in Kansas"

2015 Downtown has released it's list of "The 10 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns in Kansas" and it includes Russell.


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