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Russell County Commissioners Continue Budget Discussions

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners continued discussions about the 2018 budget at their regular meeting Monday.

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Kansas Legislators Override Veto of Tax Bill

Kansas State CapitolKansas legislators have voted to override Republican Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would repeal or roll back past income tax cuts he has championed.

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Penney Wins Grocery Grab

2017 Grocery Grab Drawing 1The Rotary Club of Russell is again sponsoring the annual Grocery Grab with proceeds going to finance the milk fund at the Russell County Food Pantry. The winner was drawn Tuesday morning.

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Bake Sale Raises More Than $1,000 for Backpack Program

Backpack ProgramA bake sale held Saturday in conjunction with the Russell Community Garage Sale raised more than $1,000 for the Russell Community Backpack Program.

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Local FFA Members Receive State FFA Degree

FFAA total of 17 students from the Northwest District FFA were awarded their State FFA Degree at the 89th Kansas FFA State Convention, May 31 through June 2, 2017, on the Kansas State University campus.

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Prester Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa PhiChantal Prester of Russell was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Prester was initiated at Washburn University.

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Pickup Rear-Ends Tractor, Man Injured

CrashA man was injured Thursday evening near Lucas when the pickup he was driving rear-ended a tractor.

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