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Russell City Council Discusses Walking Trail Bids, Contractor Licensing

Russell City Council 2-7-17The Russell City Council held its monthly work study session Tuesday afternoon and discussed bids for the Memorial Park Walking Trail project and contractor licensing procedures for the city.

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Russell Community Supports Firefighters

Wilson Lake Fire Food Donations 1 3-6-17When folks in the Russell County area need assistance or support, the community responds. The Russell community has responded in a big way this week in support of our area firefighters and emergency personnel fighting wildfires.

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Area Students Win Hansen Foundation Scholarships

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan has named 260 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 42nd annual scholarship competition.

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Russell County Commissioners Discuss Insurance, Sickness Outbreaks

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and discussed county property insurance and recent sickness outbreaks in Kansas.

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KDHE Can Assist Farmers, Ranchers Who Have Lost Livestock in Fires

KDHE LogoThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages farmers and ranchers who have lost livestock in the ongoing wildfires to contact the agency as soon as possible for assistance with disposing of dead livestock.

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Wildfire Reported Near Fairport

Virgil Lawson Fairport Fire 3-7-17Area firefighters fought yet another large wildfire Tuesday afternoon and evening. It was located in eastern Ellis County and far western Russell County south of Fairport.

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Two Grass Fires Reported in Russell County Tuesday

Gorham Fire 1 3-7-17Russell County firefighters extinguished two grass fires in the area Tuesday afternoon; one southeast of Gorham and another south of Bunker Hill.

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