Phone lines at Russell Police Dept. are currently down. For emergencies, you can still dial 911. Those calls are being routed to the Osborne Co. office. Non-emergency calls, dial 483-7801 or 483-2151.

Catch Russell Basketball vs. Ell-Saline at Morris-Stephens Classic on Monday starting at 5:35pm on 95.9 Jack FM and KRSL.com!

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Hecker Celebrates 30 Years of State Service

KDOTDouglas Hecker, Equipment Operator Specialist, was recently recognized for having 30 years of state service with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

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Moran to Host Town Hall in Wilson Saturday

Senator Jerry MoranOn Saturday, July 25, US Senator Jerry Moran will stop in Wilson to host a Kansas Listening Tour stop in conjunction with the Czech Festival Legislative Coffee.

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Speeding Driver Eludes Law Enforcement

Police ChaseA driver led local law enforcement on a high-speed chase Sunday night in southern Russell County and northern Barton County before leaving the vehicle and escaping capture.

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Community Service Tax Credit Program Awards Announced

Dept CommerceThe Kansas Department of Commerce announced Monday that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP).

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Rollover Injures Truck Driver

Kansas Highway Patrol BadgeA Missouri semi driver was injured Friday evening in a rollover wreck in eastern Ellis County.

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Track Project, Website Upgrade Discussed at Special USD 407 BOE Meeting

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The ongoing installation of a new eight lane track at Shaffer Field and consideration of upgrading the district's website were addressed Thursday evening by the USD 407 Board of Education at a special meeting.

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Russell Man Arrested Following Pursuit, Crash

7-15-15 Chase and Crash Morgan DobrinskiA Russell man was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday morning following his involvement in a high-speed pursuit and crash east of Russell.

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