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USD 407 BOE, Community Task Force Continue Facilities Discussion

USD 407 BOE Special Meeting 1-29-18The USD 407 Board of Education and the Facilities Community Task Force met again Monday evening in Russell to continue the discussion regarding what to do with the district's facilities.

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Hogan Wins Russell County Spelling Bee

2018 Russell County Spelling BeeThe Russell County Spelling Bee was held Monday at the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium in Russell. Twenty students from Russell and Natoma competed.

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Lucas Native Sworn In as US Attorney for Kansas

Stephen McAllisterLucas native Stephen R. McAllister was sworn in Thursday, January 25 as US Attorney for the District of Kansas.

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Nex-Generation Offers More Than 80 Paid Summer Internships in 2018

Nex GenerationNex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. is accepting applications for this year's student internship program, which runs from June 4 through August 3.

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Russell Chamber Announces Annual Awards

2018 Chamber Awards Davidson ChiropracticDespite a dark start due to a power outage, a large crowd attended and enjoyed the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet Thursday evening at the Fossil Creek Hotel Dole-Specter Conference Center in Russell.

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Semi Strikes Power Pole, Causes Outage, Fire

Semi Strikes Power Pole 1A semi truck struck a power pole Thursday night behind Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites in Russell knocking out electricity to the area and causing a grass fire just 15 minutes before the start of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at the hotel.

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Georgia Man Arrested for DUI after Police Chase

Police ChaseA Georgia man was arrested on Interstate 70 near Russell Thursday night for DUI after a short police chase.

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