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RHS Winter Sports Royalty Crowned Friday

2013 RHS Winter Sports Queen and KingSarah Leatherman and Jesse Boomhower were named queen and king during Russell High School's Winter Sports Night activities on Friday, Feb. 1.

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Idaho Man Dies in I-70 One Vehicle Crash

Fatal CrashA man from Jerome, Idaho died of injuries he received when the semi truck he was driving flipped onto its side on Interstate 70 Thursday afternoon.

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Gorham Woman Injured in I-70 Crash

CrashA Gorham woman was injured Wednesday when the vehicle she was driving was rear ended by a semi truck on Interstate 70 just west of the Wilson exit.

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Thefts a Notable Portion of 2012 Criminal Activity in Russell

Russell Police DepartmentRussell County 911 Dispatch received more than 10,000 calls in 2012, and according to Russell Interim Police Chief Dale Weimaster, a somewhat large number of those calls related to his department and more specifically, theft and burglary investigations.

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Record Highs Monday, Snow Tuesday

1-30-13 Snow NWS graphicAfter Russell reached a record high of 76 degrees Monday, just one day later on Tuesday into Wednesday morning three inches of snow blanketed the area.

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Man Injured in Semi Truck Wreck Tuesday Night

Kansas Highway Patrol BadgeA North Carolina truck driver was injured and taken to the hospital late Tuesday night after he jackknifed his semi truck on an Interstate 70 bridge about 9 miles east of Russell, blocking both lanes of westbound I-70 for a time.

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Crop Report Shows Effects of Continued Drought

wheat fieldA new report says January's limited moisture across most of Kansas has caused the winter wheat crop to deteriorate.

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