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Building Plans Tabled, Football Coaching Candidates Interviewed at USD 407 BOE Meeting

USD 407 BOEPlans to build a new Kindergarten through Eighth Grade facility in Russell were tabled and four men were interviewed for the currently vacant Russell High School Head Football Coaching position at the June regular monthly meeting of the USD 407 Board of Education on Monday.

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UPDATE: Suspicious Cylinder Found North of Russell High School Destroyed, Rendered Safe

Suspicious Device North of RHS Baseball Field 6-10-13UPDATE 7:30 PM Monday: Union Pacific Railroad workers discovered a suspicious cylinder on the railroad tracks north of the Russell High School baseball field on Monday afternoon at just after noon.

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Barton Co. Escapee Back in Custody

Lee Dean

Law enforcement officers have an inmate back in custody after he walked away from the Barton County jail Sunday night.

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UPDATE: Woman Injured when Car Runs into Russell McDonald's

McDonalds Wreck 4An elderly woman was loaded onto a stretcher and transported by Russell County EMS ambulance to the hospital Friday afternoon after suffering injuries when the car she was in ran into the side of the McDonald's building in Russell.

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Faces and Places Tour to Stop in Russell

TravelKSThe Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's Faces and Places Tour, an annual five-month road trip across the state, will make a stop in Russell this year during Freedom Fest on July 4.

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Electric Department Projects Continue, Near Completion

powerRussell Electric Utilities Director Duane Banks and his crews have been busy the past few months improving the city's power grid, and while much of their work still continues, some of it is nearing completion.

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Russell City Council Bans Fireworks, Allows Freedom Fest Display

Fireworks BanThe sale and discharge of fireworks in the city limits of Russell is now illegal following a vote by the Russell City Council on Tuesday at a special meeting to ban all fireworks, with an exception to allow the city's public display during Freedom Fest.

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