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Rains Help Winter Wheat, Delay Corn Planting in Kansas

Green WheatRainfall in Kansas is greening pastures and helping winter wheat, but delaying corn planting.

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Russell Police, KBI Investigating Child Abuse Case

Russell Police DepartmentThe Russell Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate a child abuse case in Russell involving a 14-month-old boy. According to the KBI, the boy has died.

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Russell County Jail Inmate Dies

Russell County Sheriff63-year-old Melody Ann Blake of Russell died Tuesday night at the Russell County Jail after her arrest earlier Tuesday on charges of criminal threat and disorderly conduct.

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Russell Man Arrested for Possession of Meth

Drug ArrestA Russell man was arrested for drug possession Wednesday evening at a Russell home.

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Russell City Council Approves Open Burning of Lawns for Two Weeks

Russell City Council 2-7-17The Russell City Council approved a motion Tuesday afternoon to allow open burning of lawns and gardens in the city limits by permit for a two week period.

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FHSU Alumni Association Announces Nominees for 2017's Outstanding Graduating Senior

Fort Hays State UniversityForty-five graduating seniors at Fort Hays State University have been nominated for the 2017 Torch Award, the highest student honor given at FHSU.

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Russell Native Jason Dinkel is Command Master Chief of US Navy Ship

Jason DinkelRussell native Jason L. Dinkel is the Command Master Chief of the USS Frank Cable, a United States Navy submarine tender ship based in Guam.

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