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Hickman Declared Official Democratic Primary Winner

Russell County Commissioners 10-19-15Former Russell County Commissioner Larry Hickman was declared the official winner of the County Commissioner District Three Democratic Primary Election following canvass Monday of last week's recount of the race.

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Annual Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Program Announced

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make 280 scholarships available in five categories to students in 26 northwest Kansas counties for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Mosquito Fogging Continues Monday

Mosquito SprayingIn an effort to reduce mosquito populations, City of Russell crews will continue mosquito fogging tonight (Monday). The city typically does their spraying in the evenings. Fogging will continue, as needed and weather permits, over the coming weeks.

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Thursday Storms Bring Heavy Rainfall, Some Damage

8-11-16 Bunker Hill Storm DamageA couple rounds of storms Thursday afternoon and evening in Russell County brought heavy rainfall to the area and some damage was reported.

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Oil Spill in Fossil Creek Cleaned Up Thursday

Oil SpillRussell Firefighters, Russell Police Officers and local oilfield crews responded Thursday evening to clean up an oil spill in Russell's Fossil Creek.

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UPDATE: Zweifel Files for Recount, Results Unchanged

VoteThe official recount of the Russell County Commissioner District Three Democratic Primary Election race between Brad Zweifel and Larry Hickman resulted in the same 54-54 tie.

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Russell Ranked 16th Safest City in Kansas

Safest Cities in KansasRussell has been ranked the 16th Safest City in Kansas for 2016 by SafeWise.

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