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Bowers Selected to Attend United States Army War College

Elaine BowersState Senator Elaine Bowers of Concordia has been selected to attend the 2015 Commandant's National Security Program at the US Army College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

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Kansas Residents Have Higher Taxes, Less Gun Regulation

Kansas State CapitolKansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun.

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Governor Updates Drought Declaration in Kansas Counties

Water DropRecent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.

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Ad Astra Music Festival Advance Tickets Available

Ad Astra LogoTickets for the concerts in the Ad Astra Music Festival are available now from the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce located in downtown Russell.

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Stage III Takes Effect in Russell

Water Restrictions During the April 21, 2015 regular council meeting, the Russell City Council voted to step up to a Stage III Critical Water Stage imposing mandatory restrictions on water use when water stops running over the low head dam in Big Creek immediately downstream from the city's water intake.

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Box Trailer Stolen

Crime PhotoA trailer was reported stolen Monday morning in Russell.

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With Meeting in Russell, Huelskamp Approaches 300 Town Halls

Huelskamp 6-29-15 1Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) continued the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county in the Big First District Monday in Russell.

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