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Lighted Christmas Parade Draws Large Crowd

2014 Christmas Parade 1The 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade held Saturday, November 29 in downtown Russell drew a large crowd. Mild temperatures and around 40 entries made the annual parade fun for all ages.

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Winter Weather Awareness Day is Dec. 1

Cold WeatherDespite winter's early arrival across the state and nation, if this is a typical Kansas winter much more severe winter weather, including accumulating, drifting snow and icy conditions, is ahead of us.

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Wilson Man Stopped for Not Wearing Seat Belt, Arrested for Drugs

Drug ArrestA Wilson man was pulled over by a local officer Wednesday in Russell for not wearing a seat belt and was eventually arrested for drug possession.

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Pickup Radiator, Battery Stolen

200th and PlymouthA radiator and a battery were stolen recently from a farm pickup south of Dorrance according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

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KDOT Recognizes Russell's Boxberger

KDOTThe Kansas Department of Transportation has expressed its appreciation for John Boxberger of Russell, local KDOT Highway Maintenance Supervisor, who is celebrating 40 years of service this December.

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Community Foundation Announces Fall Grant Recipients

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced the 2014 fall grant recipients. The Foundation received 31 grant applications with requests totaling nearly $90,000. A total of $26,500 in grants were awarded.

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Swather Burglarized, Damaged

200th and WintersetThe Russell County Sheriff's Office says a swather parked in a field south of Dorrance was burglarized and damaged recently.

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