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SUV Hydroplanes Off I-70, Slides into Tree Row

5-23-14 Hydroplaning Wreck 1No major injuries were reported from a hydroplaning accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 70 that happened just a few feet east of the Russell exit.

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Wilson Lake Gears Up for Busy Weekend

Wilson LakeMemorial Day Weekend is always one of the busiest times of the year at Wilson Lake and local officials remind you to keep safety in mind when heading to the water this weekend.

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Russell City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes

Russell City Council 5-6-14The Russell City Council approved an ordinance at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon that will raise residential, commercial and industrial water rates for Russell water users over the next three years.

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Weimaster Offers Safety Tips for Motorists, Pedestrians

Russell Police DepartmentWarmer temperatures of spring and summer bring more foot traffic to Russell streets. Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster reminds folks - motorists and pedestrians alike - to always pay attention when out and about.

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Governor Brownback Updates Drought Status

5-21-14 Drought DeclarationsDespite recent rains, drought conditions in Kansas continue to worsen. On Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 14-04.

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Dole Prepares for Next Kansas Tour

Bob DoleJust days after finishing the second of several planned trips through Kansas this year, former Senator Bob Dole has announced the schedule for his next visit.

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Special Water Use Permits Resume Issuance

City of Russell LogoSpecial water use permits are once again being sold by the City of Russell.

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