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Saturday Food Drive a Big Success

RHS Food Drive 6-6-20 1A food drive held Saturday in Russell organized by Russell High School students had a great response, raising over $1,500 in cash donations. The non-perishable food and personal hygiene products collected were valued at $1,100.

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Lifeline Program Offers Relief to Those Struggling to Keep Phone Service

Kansas Corporation CommissionLow income and recently unemployed Kansans may qualify for phone service discounts of up to $17.02 per month with the Lifeline Program.

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Russell County Receives COVID Response Supplemental Funds

Roger MarshallKansas communities continue to see the impacts of the CARES Act.

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Driver Arrested Following Chase Through Ellsworth, Lincoln and Saline Counties

Police ChaseOne person was arrested following a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 70, which lasted for about an hour, before ending west of Salina Tuesday night.

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Storm System Brings High Winds, Heavy Rain

High WindsA strong upper level storm system rotated through Kansas on Tuesday bringing high winds, heavy rain to some areas and even a few severe thunderstorms in the north central part of the state.

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USD 407 BOE Discusses What the Upcoming School Year Might Look Like

USD 407 BOE 1-14-20The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed what the upcoming school year might look like in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Kelly Signs Bipartisan COVID-19 Response Bill

Laura KellyGovernor Laura Kelly on Monday signed the bipartisan COVID-19 response bill, House Bill 2016, into law.

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