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Otterbein UMC Pastor Haggard Appointed to Independence First UMC

Pastor Earl HaggardAfter 17 years as the pastor of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell, Earl Haggard has been appointed to the First United Methodist Church in Independence, Kansas and will leave Russell this July.

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RCACF Awards $34,600 to Russell Recreation Commission

Russell Rec 2016 GrantThe Russell County Area Community Foundation announced recently grants totaling $34,600 to support the Russell Recreation Commission (RRC).

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RHS Musical Receives Jester Awards Nominations

Jester Awards 2016The Russell High School musical Pippin has received four nominations for the Music Theatre of Wichita 2016 Jester Awards.

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RRH Campaign for Continuing Excellence Nears Goal

RRH Addition Remote 8The Russell Regional Hospital Campaign for Continuing Excellence to raise funds for an expansion project is nearing its goal, but more donations are needed before construction can begin.

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Ad Astra Music Festival to Present Summer Season of Classical Music

MusicFor three weekends each July, the Ad Astra Music Festival colors Russell and central Kansas with classical music by integrating emerging young artists, community members and professional musicians.

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Kansas Wheat Maturing Faster Than Usual

Green WheatA government report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop is maturing at a faster rate than usual.

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Russell Community Theater Auditions are Tuesday, Wednesday

Russell Community Theater PlayhouseAuditions for the next Russell Community Theater production are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, from 7 to 9 PM at the RCT PlayHouse at 5th and Kansas in Russell.

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