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Rest Area Parking to Remain Open, Buildings to Close

Rest AreaAfter weighing public input and the water conservation concerns of city officials, Kansas Department of Transportation officials have decided to keep the parking areas open at the Russell rest areas along I-70.


Russell McDonald's Reopens with New Look

Russell McDonald's 1After several weeks of construction, McDonald's in Russell has reopened with a fresh, modern look.


Russell City Council Approves Special Water Use Permits

Russell City Council Dec 2013Upon publishment in the newspaper, a new resolution to issue special water use permits to Russell residents and business owners will go into effect as the Russell City Council approved the measure Tuesday night.


Habbart Inducted into KFFA Hall of Fame

Kansas Fairs and Festivals AssociationRita Habbart of Russell was recently inducted into the Kansas Fairs and Festivals Association Hall of Fame at the organization's annual convention in Topeka.


Half-Cent Sales Tax Renewal to be on Spring Election Ballot

Russell County CourthouseA half-cent sales tax that has been in place for 10 years and funds Russell County economic development projects is up for renewal this year, and Russell County Commissioners said Monday the tax is a good thing to keep going.


Operation Christmas Child Announces 2013 Shoe Box Totals

Operation Christmas ChildOperation Christmas Child announced January 20 totals of shoe box gifts collected during National Collection Week in November 2013.


Drugs Found at Russell County Property

Russell County SheriffNumerous illegal drugs were found Monday at a Russell County property as part of a search warrant executed by the Russell County Sheriff's Office.


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