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Russell City Council Approves Groundwater Exploration Proposal, Sanitation Rates Hike

Russell City Council 5-19-15The Russell City Council approved a groundwater exploration proposal and a hike to the city's sanitation rates at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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Commodity Distribution is Sept. 27, 28

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week.

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Russell Breaks High Temperature Record Tuesday

HeatRussell broke its record high temperature for September 20 Tuesday with 96 degrees according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.

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Sugarcane Aphids Reported in Russell County

Sugarcane Aphid September 2016Milo and grain sorghum growers in Kansas are dealing with a new pest this summer and fall. The Sugarcane Aphid is a new pest of sorghum that has made its way into Kansas and Russell County.

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OSHA Investigating Worker's Amputation Injury at Ellsworth Grain Bin

DangerA 28-year-old male employee of the Ellsworth Co-op had his left leg amputated Monday when he stepped into an open auger well inside a steel grain bin while the auger was running.

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Historic Sites Board of Review Nominates Eight Properties to National Register of Historic Places

Kansas Historical SocietyA rare dairy farm operation in Ellis County, a midcentury parking garage in Wichita, a trail segment in Marion County and a farmstead in Cowley County are among the latest nominees to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Russell County Commissioners Discuss Continued Flood Cleanup, Mowing

Russell County Commissioners 10-19-15The Russell County Commissioners discussed continued flood cleanup efforts in the county at their meeting Monday morning.

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