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Russell Man Arrested on Drug, Alcohol Charges

Russell Police DepartmentA Russell man was arrested on drug and alcohol charges late Monday night following a traffic stop in downtown Russell.

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Filing Deadline for City Council, School Board Election is June 1

VoteThe filing deadline for the fall 2017 city council and school board election is June 1 at Noon.

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Russell Memorial Day Service Photos, Audio

2017 Memorial Day 1Russell VFW Post 6240 and American Legion Post 99 hosted the annual Memorial Day service Monday morning at the Russell City Cemetery.

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Finnup Foundation Provides Grant to SHPTV

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionThe Finnup Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for $20,000 to support the station's educational television and outreach programs.

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Harrison Promoted to Police Sergeant

Jordan HarrisonJordan Harrison will be promoted to Russell Police Sergeant effective June 1. Harrison has worked for the City of Russell since 2008. He has served as an animal control officer, police patrolman and field training officer, before being promoted to Senior Patrolman in 2016.

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Steampunk Art Exhibit Opens June 3 at Grassroots Art Center

Gary PendergrassDriving through a quiet neighborhood in Wichita one comes upon a magical land filled with birds, engines, masks and statues, often Victorian looking, which make up the yard art of Gary Pendergrass. He is considered a "Steampunk" artist.

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USD 407 Summer Lunch Program Begins May 30

Summer Lunch ProgramMake sure your kids eat smart and play hard this summer while school is out. USD 407 in Russell is offering free lunches from May 30 through July 28 from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday through Friday at the Ruppenthal Middle School cafeteria.

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