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Russell American Legion to Host National Commander Sept. 27

American LegionRussell American Legion Post 99 at 315 North Main in Russell will host National Commander Charles E. Schmidt on his four-day tour of Kansas with a breakfast on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 AM.


Russell City Council Approves Groundwater Exploration Proposal, Sanitation Rates Hike

Russell City Council 5-19-15The Russell City Council approved a groundwater exploration proposal and a hike to the city's sanitation rates at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon.


Commodity Distribution is Sept. 27, 28

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week.


Russell Breaks High Temperature Record Tuesday

HeatRussell broke its record high temperature for September 20 Tuesday with 96 degrees according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.


Sugarcane Aphids Reported in Russell County

Sugarcane Aphid September 2016Milo and grain sorghum growers in Kansas are dealing with a new pest this summer and fall. The Sugarcane Aphid is a new pest of sorghum that has made its way into Kansas and Russell County.


OSHA Investigating Worker's Amputation Injury at Ellsworth Grain Bin

DangerA 28-year-old male employee of the Ellsworth Co-op had his left leg amputated Monday when he stepped into an open auger well inside a steel grain bin while the auger was running.


Historic Sites Board of Review Nominates Eight Properties to National Register of Historic Places

Kansas Historical SocietyA rare dairy farm operation in Ellis County, a midcentury parking garage in Wichita, a trail segment in Marion County and a farmstead in Cowley County are among the latest nominees to the National Register of Historic Places.


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