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Wednesday Night Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Drug ArrestOne man was arrested and another remains on the loose after a Wednesday night police traffic stop at 13th and Fossil in Russell where methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.


Russell City Council Approves Mill Levy Increase

Russell City Council 2013 JuneThe Russell City Council voted Tuesday to add two mills to the 2014 budget to allow for the hire of a city code enforcement officer.


Annual Hansen Scholarship Program Announced

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make 280 scholarships available in five categories to students in 26 Northwest Kansas counties for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Rooks County Teen Killed in Head-On Collision

Fatal CrashA 16-year-old boy is dead after a crash in Rooks County Tuesday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, it happened just west of Plainville on K-18 at around 5:25 AM.


Barrels of Oil Stolen

Crime PhotoLocal authorities say 10 barrels of oil were stolen from a tank battery located near the intersection of 184th Street and I-70 Road in Russell County sometime over the weekend.


Russell County Included in Disaster Declaration

FloodGovernor Sam Brownback has declared a State of Disaster Emergency for 62 counties affected by recent severe storms, flooding and flash floods starting July 22.


County Commissioners Vote to Allow Fireworks Labor Day Weekend

Russell County CourthouseRussell County Commissioners voted Monday at their regular meeting to allow the discharge of fireworks this upcoming Labor Day weekend after banning the use of fireworks the last two Independence Day holidays because of drought conditions.


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