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Rain Has Helped, but Water Conservation is Still Important Say City Officials

Water DropRecent, widespread rain in the area has lessened Russell County's drought status, but local officials say water conservation is still paramount.


USD 407 Summer Food Program Feeds Kids for Free

Summer Lunch ProgramWith summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. USD 407 provides free meals to children during the summer.


VFW Honors USD 399 Student

VFW Honors Cotterill 1The National Veterans of Foreign Wars recently honored 13-year-old Emily Cotterill with a citation and $500 for her winning essay "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans".


Latest Drought Monitor Reports Great News

May 2015 Drought MonitorThe most recent report from the US Drought Monitor says Russell County is now out of drought, listing much of the county and area as abnormally dry.


2015 Fred White Memorial Royals Alumni Youth Baseball Clinic Photos

2015 Royals Clinic 1KRSL's Eighth Annual Fred White Memorial Royals Alumni Youth Baseball Clinic was held Thursday afternoon in Russell at the Memorial Park Complex.


Steep Drop in Oil, Gas Valuations Upending County Budgets

Oil WellResidents in energy producing counties may be paying more property taxes or face cuts in local government services in the wake of the cheaper gasoline prices at the pump.


Rattlesnakes Reported in Russell

RattlesnakeIn the past few weeks, the City of Russell has seen an increase of rattlesnakes in the vicinity of the 1400 block of North Front Street and also Cindy Drive.


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