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Retiring Educators Honored

2016 USD 407 RetireesRussell County USD 407 and the Russell County National Education Association hosted a retirement reception Wednesday at Ruppenthal Middle School for three retiring educators.

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Gorham Boy Places in Writers Contest

Christian Miller 2016 Writers Contest WinnerThird grader Christian Miller of Gorham recently received a trophy and gift bag for placing in the Smoky Hills Public Television PBS Kids Writers Contest.

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FHSU to Graduate 3,794 This Year

Fort Hays State UniversityCommencement ceremonies at Fort Hays State University this year will mark the graduation of 3,794 graduates from the summer and fall of 2015 and spring 2016, which is 224 more than last year's spring Commencement total of 3,570.

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City of Russell to Begin Mosquito Control

Mosquito SprayingThe City of Russell is working to be proactive to reduce the number of mosquitoes this year, especially with concerns of the Zika virus.

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Report Forecasts Bountiful Winter Wheat Crop

wheat fieldThe government is expecting a bountiful winter wheat harvest this year.

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Resignations, New Contracts Approved at Monday's USD 407 BOE Meeting

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15Several school district resignations and new contracts were approved Monday evening by the USD 407 Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting.

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AR-15 Reportedly Stolen

TheftA gun and ammunition were reportedly stolen from a pickup in Russell sometime Sunday night or Monday morning.

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