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RHS Scholars Bowl Team Finishes 3A Runners-Up

2013 RHS State Runner-up Scholars Bowl TeamThe Russell High School Scholars Bowl Team capped off their best season in school history on Saturday, February 9 with a runner-up finish at the Class 3A State Scholars Bowl Meet in Cimarron.

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RACC Annual Awards Banquet a Big Success

2013 RACC Awards Banquet Marci Penner DRAKESAwards and encouragement were plenty at the 2013 Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet Thursday night that was hosted at Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites in Russell.

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Kansas Reporting Nearly 700 Flu, Pneumonia Deaths

No FluKansas health officials say the state is being hit hard by the flu in the current flu season.

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Two Large Projects Keep Electric Department Busy

powerElectrical system reliability and redundancy are the goals involved in two large projects that the City of Russell Electric Utilities Department is currently working on, said Department Director Duane Banks recently.

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Russell City Council Hears Water Usage Concerns

Quinday City CouncilThe ongoing drought in the area continues to affect the water supply in Russell, and as the Russell City Council heard Tuesday afternoon at its February Work Study, the conditions are beginning to seriously hinder one specific local industry.

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Volunteer, Emergency Worker of the Year Nominations Sought

Russell Co. Emergency ManagementRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and 911 Communications Advisory Board are requesting nominations for the Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year.

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Road Reopened

Road UpdateI-70 Road between 180th and 181st Street in Russell County has been reopened after being closed since Tuesday morning for bridge work.

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