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USD 407 BOE Discusses Possible School Shutdown

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed the possible statewide school shutdown if Kansas legislators fail to formulate a new education funding plan by June 30.


Fireworks Will Be Allowed in Rural Areas of Russell County

Russell County Commissioners 10-19-15The use of fireworks in rural areas of Russell County will be allowed this Independence Day weekend. The Russell County Commissioners approved the measure at their Monday meeting.


Counts Named New Chamber Director

Julie CountsJulie Counts has been named the new Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Her first day on the job was Tuesday, June 21.


St. John Lutheran Church Clothing Giveaway Donations Sought

Back to School ImageThe St. John Lutheran Church Back-to-School Giveaway Committee has announced the Back-to-School Giveaway will resume this year in full swing with the giving away of gently used and new clothing, along with new packages of socks and underwear.


Two New York Men Injured in Crash

CrashTwo New York men were hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Interstate 70 in Russell County.


Fire Destroys Pickup on I-70

6-18-16 Vehicle FireA pickup pulling a trailer was destroyed Saturday afternoon by a fire on Interstate 70 near Russell.


Toll Free Legislative Hotline Available to Kansas Residents

Kansas State CapitolWith the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and more by calling 1-800-432-3924.


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