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Important Upcoming Election Dates

VoteThe 2016 General Election is less than a month away on November 8 and there are a few important upcoming registration and advance voting dates to remember.

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USD 407 BOE Approves Stage Curtain Purchase, Discusses Board Policy Updates

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The USD 407 Board of Education approved the purchase of new stage curtains for the Ruppenthal Middle School auditorium and discussed board policy updates at its monthly meeting Monday evening.

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Kansas Honors Program Recognizes Russell, Victoria Students

Kansas Honors ProgramThe Kansas Honors Program, an effort by the University of Kansas Alumni Association to honor the top 10 percent of high school seniors throughout Kansas, recognized students from Ellis, Russell, Rooks and Trego Counties Thursday, October 6 in Hays.

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Hoisington Man Arrested in Russell on Traffic Violation, Gun Charges

Russell County SheriffA Hoisington man was arrested on multiple charges, including criminal possession of a firearm, following a traffic stop in Russell Friday afternoon.

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Thomas, Boxberger Crowned RHS Homecoming Queen, King

2016 RHS Homecoming Royalty2Seniors Haley Thomas and Seth Boxberger were crowned homecoming queen and king prior to the Russell High School football game on Friday, Oct. 7 at Shaffer Field.

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Oregon Man Arrested Near Russell on Drug Charges

Drug ArrestAn Oregon man was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges following a traffic stop just south of Russell.

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Motorcycle Versus Deer Crash Injures Two from South Dakota

Motorcycle CrashA South Dakota man and woman were injured in a motorcycle versus deer crash Wednesday evening in southeastern Rooks County.

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