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Russell Hits 83 Tuesday, Shatters Previous Record High

ThermometerRussell hit 83 degrees Tuesday, January 27 according to the National Weather Service, shattering the previous record high of 65 set in 2002.

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City Programs Encourage Water Conservation

City of Russell LogoCity of Russell residents are encouraged by city officials to take advantage of two locally offered and successful water conservation programs.

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Whooping Cough Death Confirmed

MedicalHealth officials say an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County has killed one person and left five people ill in the last month.

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Senator Bowers Announces 2015 Staff

Senator Bowers 2015 StaffState Senator Elaine Bowers is happy to announce that the members of her staff who will assist her in the 2015 Legislative Session will be Legislative Assistant Pat Williams of Meriden and intern Zack Lowry of Stockton.

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Russell Native Named Citizen of the West

Philip AnschutzRussell native and billionaire Philip Anschutz of Denver was named the 2015 Citizen of the West earlier this month according to the Denver Post.

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Hatteberg to Speak at Chamber Banquet

Larry HattebergLongtime newsman Larry Hatteberg is the featured speaker at this year's Annual Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 7.

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Senator Moran Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

Senator Jerry MoranUS Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced Tuesday he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. and Kansas offices for summer 2015.

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