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Rourke Leads Eagle Scout Effort to Place New Sign at Russell Recreation Center

Russell Rec New Sign 1Local Eagle Scout Eric Rourke, along with his family and a couple other helpers, installed a new limestone sign Wednesday in front of the Russell Recreation Center as part of an Eagle Scout project.

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Routine Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of Two Men on Drug, Gun Charges

Drug ArrestTwo men were arrested late Tuesday night in Russell on numerous drug charges as well as one gun charge following a traffic stop for failure to stop at a stop sign.

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Russell City Council Gives Tentative Fireworks Approval

Russell City Council 5-6-14No action means action in regards to a fireworks ban, as the Russell City Council Tuesday did not take action to ban fireworks this year, meaning the discharge of fireworks will be allowed July 4 within the Russell city limits, for now.

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First Load of Wheat Comes Into Russell

wheat seedThe first load of wheat has been brought into the Agco Elevator in Russell.

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Barnes Honored for Service

Jim Barnes recognitionLongtime City of Russell employee Jim Barnes was honored at Tuesday's Russell City Council meeting for his 21 years of service.

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Cline Named Elementary Principal, MINUTES INCLUDED

Adam ClineAdam Cline of Russell has been named the new principal of Simpson and Bickerdyke Elementary Schools in Russell.

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Russell County Fireworks Ban Lifted

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners voted to lift the Russell County fireworks ban for the July 4 weekend at their regular meeting Monday.

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