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Hail, then Light Snow for Russell Area

Hail Storm on April 17 2013Old man winter is not quite ready to go away.

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New Mayor, Re-elected Council Members Sworn In Tuesday

Russell City Council Oaths 4-16-13Newly elected Russell Mayor Curt Mader and re-elected Russell City Council Members Norma Jean Cook, Chuck Bean and Blaine Stoppel took their Oaths of Office Tuesday evening at City Hall and officially became members of the council.

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New Deines Cultural Center Director Named

Deines Cultural CenterShannon Trevethan has been selected as Director of the Deines Cultural Center effective April 15, according to a City of Russell press release.

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Russell County Commission Purchases New Ambulance

Russell County CourthouseMoney was spent at the most recent regular meeting of the Russell County Commission on Monday as the Commissioners approved the purchase of a new ambulance and discussed both haying and chemical bids for use near county roadways.

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Belleville Man Injured in Rollover East of Lucas

Rollover AccidentA Belleville man was injured and transported by ambulance to the hospital after rolling his vehicle into the ditch just east of Lucas on Kansas Highway 18 in Lincoln County Monday morning at around 10:20.

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Two Russell Teens Injured in Semi Versus Minivan Crash

CrashTwo teenage girls from Russell were transported by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital Friday evening after the minivan they were in was struck by a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 40 and 187th Street on the east side of Russell.

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Preston Named Russell Fire Chief

Fire Chief Shane PrestonShane Preston has been selected as the Fire Chief for the City of Russell with his appointment being effective May 1.

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