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Electric Department Projects Continue, Near Completion

powerRussell Electric Utilities Director Duane Banks and his crews have been busy the past few months improving the city's power grid, and while much of their work still continues, some of it is nearing completion.

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Russell City Council Bans Fireworks, Allows Freedom Fest Display

Fireworks BanThe sale and discharge of fireworks in the city limits of Russell is now illegal following a vote by the Russell City Council on Tuesday at a special meeting to ban all fireworks, with an exception to allow the city's public display during Freedom Fest.

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County Fireworks Discharge Ban Remains in Place

Russell County CourthouseA Russell County fireworks discharge ban that was enacted last summer remains in place following a decision by the Russell County Commission on Monday.

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Young Awarded FRED Scholarship

Caitlin YoungCaitlin Young, Russell, a sophomore at Barclay College in Haviland and a 2012 graduate from Prairie Winds School, was selected by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) to receive a $2,500 academic scholarship, sponsored by Nex-Tech.

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Crash Involving a Road Repair Truck Monday Injures Two

CrashTwo men were injured and transported to hospitals after they rear-ended a truck on the shoulder of Interstate 70 near the Wilson exit Monday evening that was parked there to protect a road work crew.

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Senator Bob Dole Statement on Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Lautenberg and Dole"I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Senator Lautenberg. Both Elizabeth and I will remember Frank as an able Senate colleague – a man of outstanding talents and principle."

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Russell County Relay for Life Raises Nearly $40,000

2013 Relay for Life 1Residents of Russell County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer on June 1, 2013 when they walked throughout the night during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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