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Some Funds Recovered from Email Scam in Barton County

Scam AlertOn June 2, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra stating some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered.


Russell County Election Field Set

VoteThe field of candidates for election in Russell County this August and November is set.


USD 407 Hosts Another Facilities Planning Meeting

USD 407 Focus Group Meeting 6-1-16 1The USD 407 Board of Education and Administration hosted another facilities planning and prioritizing focus group meeting Wednesday evening at Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell with district staff, local business people and interested members of the public.


Wilson Lake Up Five Feet

Wilson LakeRecent rainfall in the region has immensely helped Wilson Lake in Russell County. According to the United States Geological Survey as of June 1, Wilson Lake's water level is up five feet from April 1.


Russell County Historical Society Announces Ford-Dole Exhibit

Ford-Dole in Russell 1976The Russell County Historical Society has announced the opening of a special exhibit titled "The 40th Anniversary of the Ford-Dole Visit to Russell, Kansas."


Kansas Legislators Adjourn Session Without School Funding Discussion

School FundingKansas lawmakers reconvened Wednesday, but did not take up the school funding issue as they met to formally adjourn their annual session.


Memorial Day 2016 Photos

Memorial Day 2016 1Memorial Day was Monday, May 30. Here are a few pictures from the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Russell City Cemetery.


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