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Semi Truck Rollover Injures Great Bend Man

Rollover AccidentA Tuesday afternoon semi truck rollover on Michaelis Road in southern Russell County sent a Great Bend man to Russell Regional Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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Russell Community Theater Begins Auditions for Spring Play

Russell Community Theater PlayhouseThe Russell Community Theater will begin holding auditions next week for the first of its three annual plays this year.

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Local Mountain Bike Trail Gaining International Attention

Switchgrass Mountain Bike TrailThe Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park in Russell County is gaining significant attention as it was recently named to the EPIC trail category in the International Mountain Bicycling Association's Model Trails Program.

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UPDATE: Russell Regional Hospital Requesting Limited Visitation

No FluDue to an increase in viral illnesses within the community, Russell Regional Hospital is requesting limited visitation.

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Simpson Elementary School Collecting Names for Kindergarten

Simpson Elementary SchoolSimpson Elementary School is in the process of collecting names of prospective kindergarten students for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Semi Truck Fire Reported on I-70 Near Dorrance

Jan 14 2013 Semi FireA semi truck caught on fire Monday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 70 at mile marker 197 approximately two miles west of Dorrance, according to local law enforcement.

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Commissioners, Other Russell County Officials Sworn In Monday

Jan 14 2013 Swearing In coverRussell County Commissioners Steve Boxberger and Brad Zweifel along with many elected officials such as Sheriff John Fletcher, township officers and hospital board members for Russell County were sworn into office Monday morning.

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