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High-Speed Chase Ends with Crash, Double Arrest Near Russell

7-2-15 Chase Janelle Michaelis 1A high-speed vehicle chase Thursday evening on Interstate 70 through Ellis and Russell Counties ended with a crash near Russell and two people in custody.


Disassemblance Opens July 10 at the DCC

DisassemblanceThe next show at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell is Disassemblance, a solo painting exhibition by Darren Morawitz.


Bowers Selected to Attend United States Army War College

Elaine BowersState Senator Elaine Bowers of Concordia has been selected to attend the 2015 Commandant's National Security Program at the US Army College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.


Kansas Residents Have Higher Taxes, Less Gun Regulation

Kansas State CapitolKansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun.


Governor Updates Drought Declaration in Kansas Counties

Water DropRecent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.


Ad Astra Music Festival Advance Tickets Available

Ad Astra LogoTickets for the concerts in the Ad Astra Music Festival are available now from the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce located in downtown Russell.


Stage III Takes Effect in Russell

Water Restrictions During the April 21, 2015 regular council meeting, the Russell City Council voted to step up to a Stage III Critical Water Stage imposing mandatory restrictions on water use when water stops running over the low head dam in Big Creek immediately downstream from the city's water intake.


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