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Bickerdyke Third Graders Donate Five Large Tubs of Pull Tabs to Ronald McDonald House

2016 Bickerdyke Pull Tabs 1Bickerdyke Elementary School students are learning how a little thing can make a big difference in the lives of other people. The students of the three third grade classes at BES presented five large tubs of pull tabs to McDonald's of Russell Wednesday.

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Blehm Accepted to Competitive US Naval Academy Summer Program

Taelyr BlehmRussell High School Junior Taelyr Blehm, daughter of Mark and Tia Blehm of Russell, has been accepted into the competitive United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

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Russell Public Library Announces Summer Program

Russell Public LibraryReaders of all ages will explore all things fitness, nutrition and more this summer as the Russell Public Library presents "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" during its summer library program.

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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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