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Jon Quinday Named Interim Russell City Manager

City of Russell LogoThe Russell City Council appointed Russell Police Chief Jon Quinday interim Russell City Manager at Tuesday's council meeting.

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Cedar Bluff Water Pipeline, Other Topics Discussed at Tuesday City Council Meeting

City CouncilThe Russell City Council received an update at its meeting Tuesday about the ongoing study of the feasibility of building a water pipeline to Russell.

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Harmful Volunteer Wheat Diseases May Be on the Increase

Wheat FieldRecent moisture should provide area farmers with a great foundation to plant next years wheat crop, but also with that added moisture comes more volunteer wheat and a greater chance for wheat diseases.

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UPDATE: Great Bend Man Dies in Two Vehicle Crash Sunday

Fatal CrashA Great Bend man, 42 year-old Richard E. Newick, was killed in a two vehicle crash on Sunday morning at the K-4, US Highway 281 Junction two and a half miles west of Hoisington.

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Burn Ban Lifted

Burn BanThe countywide burn ban for Russell County has been lifted.

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Hoisington Man Injured in Russell Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle CrashA Hoisington man was injured Friday evening in Russell when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving south on Fossil Street near McDonalds.

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Russell Co. Emergency Manager Keith Haberer is KEMA's Professional of the Year

Keith HabererThe Kansas Emergency Management Association has named Keith Haberer of Russell/Ellsworth County as the group's Owen U. Turrentine Emergency Management Professional of the Year.

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