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Get Your KRSL / Nex-Tech Storm Alert Map

Classic Hits 95.9 and Russell's Classic County AM 990 want to keep you and your family safe this severe weather season. That’s why we have created the KRSL / Nex-Tech Storm Alert Map.  On them, you will find a map of each city and county in our area so you can track storms at home while listening to updates from our Storm Team.  Plus, severe weather tips.

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Schmidt Receives Public Service Award

Sam Schmidt Public Service AwardRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the Russell 911 Communications Advisory Board announced Sam Schmidt the 2013 Emergency Worker/Volunteer of the Year during the annual National Weather Service Spotter Meeting on Tuesday night.

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New Memorial Park Lightning Prediction System Explained

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell has installed a Lightning Prediction System in the Memorial Park Complex, which includes baseball fields, tennis courts, Duke Johnson Municipal Pool, Russell Municipal Golf Course, Play Park, Skate Park, Frisbee Golf and horse-shoe pits.

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Rollover North of Gorham Injures Hays Woman

Rollover AccidentA one vehicle rollover wreck five miles north of Gorham on a sand road on Tuesday evening injured an elderly woman, sending her to the hospital.

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Large Grass Fire Occurs Tuesday Near Russell County Landfill

3-26 Fire Pic 3According to emergency personnel scanner traffic, a large grass fire near the Russell County Landfill caused multiple area fire departments to respond Tuesday afternoon.

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USD 407 AD Job Description Discussed at BOE Meeting, MINUTES NOW INCLUDED

USD 407 BOEAt a special meeting Monday evening, the USD 407 Board of Education discussed the newly opened Activities and Athletics Director district position and began talks on what they want to change about the job's description and daily duties before they hire a replacement.

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Pfiefer Well Levels Rise Two to Five Feet After Water Release

Water DropAfter only about a week of time to soak in, the recent Cedar Bluff Reservoir water release requested by the Russell City Council to replenish its wells near Pfiefer is already making a positive impact on the levels of the wells.

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