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Large Crowd Attends USD 407 BOE Facilities Work Session

USD 407 Work Session 11-27-17A large crowd of about 50 people attended a joint work session of the USD 407 Board of Education and the Facilities Planning Community Task Force Monday evening to further discuss what to do with USD 407 facilities.

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Gift Back to the Russell County Area Underway

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) has kicked off its Gift Back to the Russell County Area Campaign and invites you to give a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation to support the Fund for a Better Russell County Area.

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State Senator Elaine Bowers Seeks Interns for 2018 Legislative Session

Elaine BowersState Senator Elaine Bowers, a Republican from Concordia, said Monday that Kansas Legislature internships are available for the 2018 Legislative Session and applications are due December 20.

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Squirrel Causes Brief Power Outage

Insulator 11-28-17A squirrel on the 34.5 kV high voltage power line between Iron Street and West Highway 40 caused a phase to ground fault, which tripped power to the entire city of Russell late Tuesday morning according to city officials.

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Man Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

Drug ArrestA man was arrested on drug and gun charges Monday morning in Russell after he was found to have the wrong license plate on his vehicle.

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2017 Russell Lighted Christmas Parade Photos

2017 Christmas Parade 9Christmas in Toyland, the 2017 Russell Main Street, Inc. Lighted Christmas Parade, was Saturday, November 25 in downtown Russell.

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Firefighters Battle Large Grass Fire Near Gorham

Gorham Fire 11-24-17 1Firefighters from Russell, Ellis, Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties battled a large grass fire Friday afternoon near Gorham.

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