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Notice: Temporary Road Closure

Road Closed PictureThe Russell County Highway Department has announced I-70 Road from 176th Street going east to 177th will be closed from Monday, March 17 at 8 AM until Wednesday, March 19 at 4 PM to repair a bridge.

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Vatican Designates Victoria Church as a Minor Basilica

St Fidelis ChurchSt. Fidelis Church of Victoria, also known as the Cathedral of the Plains, has been named a minor basilica by The Vatican.

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Ellis County Fires Being Investigated

FireEllis County has been hit with a second round of suspicious fires in less than a week, this one involving 10 fires in less than three hours.

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Half-Cent Sales Tax Benefits Economic Development, Tourism, Capital Improvements

Russell County Economic Development and CVBThe Russell County-wide half-cent sales tax up for renewal on April 1 greatly benefits local economic development and capital improvement projects as well as provides funding for a growing tourism market say local officials.

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Court Ruling Will Not Help USD 407

School FundingKansas school districts with the lowest property valuations stand to receive the bulk of any new money approved by legislators in response to last week's state Supreme Court ruling.

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Commodity Distribution is March 18, 19 in Russell

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week, one on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday.

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Nichols, Quillen Announced as Scholarship Winners

USD 407 BOEGage Nichols was announced the winner of the Frances Brundage Scholarship and Angie Quillen was awarded the Flora Bigler Scholarship at Monday's USD 407 Board of Education meeting.

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