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Barton County Commissioner Killed in Plane Crash

Don CatesThe Kansas Highway Patrol says a county commissioner from Barton County died when his plane crashed while he was crop dusting.


Dole in Kansas This Week, Planning to Return in May

Bob DoleDozens of Kansas elected officials and other admirers have helped former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole kick off a three-day homecoming tour.


Russell, Rush County Bridge Torn Down

Russell County CourthouseA historic, but dilapidated limestone bridge that sits on the Russell and Rush County line has finally been torn down after a long negotiation process.


Brief Tree Fire Occurs Monday in Russell

FireRussell City Firefighters were paged Monday afternoon to a small tree on fire near the base of the north Russell water tower at 15th and Grant Streets.


Luray Man Injured, Life Watched to Wichita Following Rollover

Rollover AccidentA rural Luray man was seriously injured and life watched to a Wichita hospital Friday night after rolling his vehicle on US Highway 281 north of Luray in Osborne County.


Russell City Council Signs Letter of Intent Agreement with Hays

City of Russell LogoAt a special meeting Friday afternoon, the Russell City Council voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent agreement with the City of Hays regarding the development of the R9 Ranch as a water supply source.


Russell, Ellis Counties Drought Condition Worsens

4-17-14 Drought MonitorThe US Drought Monitor has upgraded Russell and Ellis County's Drought Condition to Extreme Drought.


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