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Busy Summer Ahead for City of Russell Projects

City of Russell LogoIt looks like it will be a busy summer in Russell with several maintenance, improvement and reconstruction projects planned for the next few months.


Kansas Legislators Approve Budget Plan

Kansas State CapitolKansas legislators have approved a plan for balancing the state budget that gives Republican Governor Sam Brownback broad discretion to make spending cuts.


Just Who is Bob Dole? Meet Him at FHSU Commencement

Bob DoleRobert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at the FHSU Commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14, awarding him the university's first-ever honorary doctorate. He will be the keynote speaker both days.


Take Time for Downtime in Kansas

kansas wildlife and parksNational Tourism Week is May 1 through 7, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) urges Kansans to make time for a refreshing travel experience in Kansas.


One Dead, Four Injured in Thursday Head-On Collision

CrashOne man died and four men were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision Thursday morning on US Highway 281 in southern Russell County.


Otterbein UMC Pastor Haggard Appointed to Independence First UMC

Pastor Earl HaggardAfter 17 years as the pastor of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell, Earl Haggard has been appointed to the First United Methodist Church in Independence, Kansas and will leave Russell this July.


RCACF Awards $34,600 to Russell Recreation Commission

Russell Rec 2016 GrantThe Russell County Area Community Foundation announced recently grants totaling $34,600 to support the Russell Recreation Commission (RRC).


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