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Countywide Burn Ban Lifted

Burn Ban LiftedThe countywide burn ban in Russell County has been lifted effective immediately.

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Minor Injuries Reported Following Small Fire

FireOne person suffered minor injuries in a small backyard fire early Saturday morning in Russell.

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Victoria Student Wins FHSU Torch Award

Cody ScheckCody Scheck of Victoria was named Friday as the recipient of the Torch Award as the outstanding graduating senior from the class of 2015 at Fort Hays State University.

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Police Chief Weimaster Reminds Folks to Buckle Up

Click It or TicketBeginning Monday, May 18 and continuing through Sunday, May 31, drivers can expect increased enforcement for restraint violations as the Russell Police Department joins more than 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2015 Kansas Click It or Ticket Traffic Enforcement Campaign.

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Russell County Area Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoEvery year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable. The Russell County Area Community Foundation administers 10 different scholarship funds.

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RHS Football Team Visits Vintage Place

RHS Football Team at Vintage 1The Russell High School Bronco football team and managers visited residents of Vintage Place Assisted Living Center in Russell Wednesday.

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Switchgrass Dubbed Most Popular Mountain Bike Trail in Kansas

Switchgrass Mountain Bike TrailSingletracks.com, an online website for outdoor enthusiasts that centers around camping, hiking, skiing and mountain biking, recently came out with a list of the Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails for 2015 and Switchgrass Trail at Wilson State Park in Russell County took the lead for Kansas.

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