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Local Leaders Speak in Support of Industrial Hemp

Russell County Hemp Delegation 3-14-18Russell County Economic Development and CVB coordinated a delegation of Russell County community and business leaders and agriculture retailers to testify Wednesday in front of the Kansas House of Representatives Ag Committee in regards to the value of industrial hemp to ag producers and potential future industries that can develop through value added ag policy.

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Iowa Man Arrested Following Manhunt

Russell County SheriffOn Tuesday, March 13 at or near 1:59 PM, a local business in Russell called Russell County Dispatch advising a Hispanic man with black hair and a mustache attempted to steal one of the company's vehicles.

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Governor's Drought Declaration Assists Farmers, Ranchers

DroughtGovernor Jeff Colyer signed a drought declaration on Tuesday for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.

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Senator Elaine Bowers Selected to Participate in Department of Defense Program

Elaine BowersKansas Senator Elaine Bowers has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense.

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Governor Issues Drought Declarations for All Kansas Counties

Drought Declaration 3-13-18Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued drought declarations for Kansas counties Tuesday with an executive order at a press conference with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter. The declaration includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Schoenchen

Boil Water AdvisoryThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Schoenchen in Ellis County.

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Bronco Radio Wins Eight KAB Student Awards

Bronco Radio Whats Up 3-13-18Russell High School's Bronco Radio has won eight 2018 Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Awards.

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