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Recent Rainfall Helps Wilson Lake

Wilson LakeRecent rainfall in April has helped the water level of Wilson Lake in eastern Russell County.

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Kansas Wheat Tour 2016 Releases Final Projection

Kansas Wheat Tour 2016The 2016 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour was uplifting for participants because calculated yields were higher than anticipated, disease pressure was lower than expected, and the three days of the tour had some of the best weather so far this spring.

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Russell City Council Discusses Comprehensive Plan Final Draft

Russell City Council 5-19-15The final draft of a 20-year Comprehensive Development Plan for the Russell area was presented and reviewed at Tuesday's Russell City Council work study session.

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Flag Smut Survey to be Conducted

Wheat Flag SmutKansas wheat farmers should stay vigilant in scouting for wheat disease, especially flag smut, which was detected in Kansas in 2015 for the first time since the 1930s, although it was only found in low levels in a small portion of the wheat crop.

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It's Graduation Time

GraduationThe 2015-2016 school year is almost over and it's graduation time in the area.

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RCACF Awards $15,000 to Russell Community Theater

RCT 2016 Dane Hansen GrantThe Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Russell Community Theater to help install a handicap accessible entrance and restroom at the theater playhouse.

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May Proclaimed Kansas Beef Month

CattleThe month of May has been declared Kansas Beef Month according to a proclamation signed by Governor Sam Brownback.

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