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Wildfire Near Wilson Lake Burns Large Swath of Grassland, Destroys One Home

Virgil Lawson Wilson Lake Fire 3-7-17A wildfire Monday afternoon and evening burned an 11-mile stretch of grassland southeast of Wilson Lake in Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties.

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State Emergency Operations Center Continues to Monitor Wildfires

FireThe Kansas Division of Emergency Management continues to coordinate the state's response to the multiple wildfires that have cropped up across the state due to dry and windy conditions.

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Two Russell Women Injured in I-70 Crash

CrashTwo Russell women were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Interstate 70 near Russell.

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Russell Regional Hospital Hosts New Physicians Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hospital Groundbreaking 1 3-3-17Russell Regional Hospital hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday on the hospital's front lawn to celebrate the start of construction of a new physicians clinic.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 6-10

5-8-16 Natoma Tornado Danny MinerMay 20 will be a day of some note for the small Kansas town of Codell in Rooks County. It was on that date exactly 100 years ago that an F3 tornado passed just east of the town.

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Russell City Fire Department Will Inspect Fire Hydrants Beginning March 6

Russell City Fire DepartmentAs part of a coordinated effort by the City of Russell to inspect fire hydrants in the city and flush water mains, the Russell City Fire Department will be inspecting fire hydrants and flushing water mains beginning March 6 and continuing as water conditions allow.

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Kansas High Court Orders School Funding Increase

School FundingThe Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, but it didn't say by how much.

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