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Comfort Pro Announces Retirement of Rick and Karen Gates

Gates RetirementAfter more than 30 years of owning and operating R&M Heating and Cooling in Russell, Rick and Karen Gates sold their business to Comfort Pro, owned by Barry Stalcup, in 2017.

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2018 Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year Nominations Sought

2017 Volunteers of the YearRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Advisory Board are once again requesting nominations for the Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year.

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USD 407 Will Be Closed Again Feb. 12

Russell Champion MascottDue to extreme student and staff illness and under the advisement of Russell County Health Director Paula Bitter and County Medical Consultant Dr. Tyrel Somers, Russell County USD 407 will not be in attendance Monday, February 12.

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USD 407 Provides Information Regarding Widespread Illness

Russell Champion MascottDue to extreme student and staff illness, Russell County USD 407 will not be in session on Friday, February 9. There will be no evening or weekend activities.

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Russell City Council Discusses Downtown Revitalization, Electric Code Updates

Russell City Council 1-2-18The Russell City Council met Tuesday afternoon for its monthly work study and discussed downtown revitalization, electric code updates and repairs at the city's main power plant.

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Protect Yourself from Illness

Flu SeasonIn the past two weeks, there has been a large increase of illnesses in the Russell community according to Russell County Health Nurse Paula Bitter.

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Russell County Commissioners Discuss Widespread Illness

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and discussed iron pile bids, the proposed Dorrance Firehouse addition and widespread illness.

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