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County Mill Levy to Decrease

Russell County CourthouseImprovements to aging county blacktop roads will be built into the 2014 Russell County budget, and instead of a tax hike to pay for the improvements, county residents will actually see a mill levy decrease.

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Wreck Northeast of Russell Injures Two

CrashTwo Russell women were injured Monday afternoon northeast of Russell when their vehicle went off the side of a country road and hit a tree.

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KWCH TV: Investigation Begins into Train Derailment in Hays

KWCH Photo - Train Derailment in Hays on 7-16-13The investigation is underway after a train apparently struck another train and derailed near the 8th and Vine Intersection in Hays early Tuesday morning.

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UPDATE: Body Recovered from Wilson Lake

DrowningThe victim involved in a drowning on Sunday at Wilson Lake has been identified.

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Dole Institute to Host Birthday Celebration

Bob DoleA community celebration is scheduled for July 22 on the University of Kansas campus to mark the 90th birthday of former Kansas Senator and Russell native Bob Dole.

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Preston: Stay Hydrated in Heat, Don't Forget Your Pets

ThermometerRussell Fire Chief Shane Preston reminds local folks to be mindful of your health and safety during extreme heat snaps this summer, and he also stresses the importance of caring for your outdoor pets as well.

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USD 407 BOE Reorganizes, Approves Agreements for Next School Year, MINUTES NOW INCLUDED

USD 407 BOEAt its regular monthly meeting Monday evening the USD 407 Board of Education conducted its annual reorganization to get set for the 2013-2014 school year.

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