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Winter Wheat Faring Well So Far

Wheat EmergenceA new government report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop is faring mostly well so far this winter. Cattle and sheep are also mostly in good shape.

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Finkenbinder Honored for Waldo Fire Department Service

Mike Finkenbinder Retirement 2Retired Waldo Fire Department Chief Mike Finkenbinder was honored Monday by the Russell County Commissioners for his many years of service.

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Vendors Wanted for Wilson Czech Fest

WilsonWe've just begun 2016, but the annual Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival in July has announced pre-registration for event vendors is open.

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Kansas Legislature's Leaders Want Shorter, Quieter Session

Kansas State CapitolTop Republicans are hoping the Kansas Legislature can close a projected state budget deficit quickly this year and avoid the infighting that made last year's session the longest ever.

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Tools, Oxygen Bottles Stolen

Crime PhotoTools and oxygen bottles were reported stolen from a rural Russell County residence over the weekend.

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Stolen Computers Recovered in Natoma

Russell County SheriffOn the morning of December 29, officers from the Russell County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the Osborne County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant at the Paradise Valley Apartments in Natoma.

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Local Bank Gives Gift to Scholarships

UMB Bank Gift 2015UMB Bank of Russell has presented the Russell County Area Community Foundation with a $2,000 donation to support scholarships that benefit students with a financial need.

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