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Two Barton County Men Die in Oilfield Accident

Barton County SheriffBarton County officials say a man and his son-in-law died in an oilfield-related accident Monday.

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Oil Days Event Winners Announced

Owens Pumping Service winning entryWinners of the 2013 Russell Oil Days Parade and Oilfield Olympics have been announced.

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Motorcycle Wreck on Wilson Lake Dam Injures Man

Motorcycle CrashA Hoisington man was injured and taken by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital Monday evening after being involved in a motorcycle wreck on the Wilson Lake dam where the motorcycle he was driving left the roadway and went over the dam.

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Routine Traffic Stops Lead to Two Drug Arrests

Drug ArrestTwo routine and separate traffic stops by Russell County Sheriff's Deputies on Monday resulted in two drug related arrests.

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Oilfield Tubing Stolen

Crime PhotoRussell County authorities received word Monday afternoon that 80 to 90 joints of two inch oilfield tubing were stolen from a field located in the 18300 block of Stickney Road on the south side.

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Pictures from Freedom Fest, Russell Oil Days 2013

Gloriana on stage in RussellHere are just a few pictures from the 2013 Freedom Fest and Russell Oil Days celebrations in Russell on July 4, 5 and 6 courtesy of Jason Drake Photography.

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UPDATE: Hoisington Man Drowns in Wilson Lake

DrowningThe identity of the man who went missing and drowned in Wilson Lake Saturday evening has been released.

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