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2017 Volunteers, Emergency Workers of the Year Announced

2017 Volunteers of the YearRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the Russell 911 Communications Advisory Board announced the 2017 Volunteers and Emergency Workers of the Year Tuesday evening during the National Weather Service Storm Fury on the Plains Spotter Training Meeting at the Dream Theater in Russell.

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New Season of Real Ag Begins April 6 on SHPTV

Real AgThe sixth season of Smoky Hills Public Television's Real Ag begins Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.

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High School Students to Participate in Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Distracted DrivingHigh school students across Kansas, including in Russell, will focus on distracted driving prevention during the month of April in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Traffic Stop in Ellsworth County Leads to Smuggling Case

US AttorneyA traffic stop along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County prompted arrests in connection with alleged alien smuggling.

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Cold Weather Rule Ends Friday, March 31

Cold WeatherThe Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends this Friday, March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.

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Colorado Man Injured in Vehicle Rollover on I-70

3-27-17 Wreck 1A Colorado man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck Monday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Russell.

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USD 407 BOE Approves Motor Coach Bus Purchase

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The USD 407 Board of Education approved the purchase of a motor coach bus at a special meeting Monday evening.

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