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Huelskamp Talks Economy, Hears Concerns at Town Hall Meeting

Huelskamp 2013 Town HallUS Congressman for the First District of Kansas Tim Huelskamp was in Russell Monday to host a town hall meeting and discuss current legislative issues with local citizens.

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Area Counties Will Receive Federal Disaster Aid

FEMA24 counties in Kansas were recently declared federal disaster areas as a result of a large snowstorm that pounded much of the state in late February.

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UPDATE: New USD 407 Activities, Athletics Director Named; Minutes Added from Monday's Meeting

Sean SpoontsSean Spoonts of Onaga has been named the Russell High School and Ruppenthal Middle School Activities and Athletics Director after being offered the position at a special meeting of the USD 407 Board of Education on Monday.

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RMSI Calling for Membership Renewals

Russell Main Street IncRussell Main Street, Inc. has announced they will host Early Bird Membership Events on April 30 and May 2 to educate, inform and sign people up for RMSI memberships.

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Local Officials Urge Importance of Vaccinations after Recent Rabies Case

Rabies VaccinationRecently, a confirmed case of the rabies virus in a domestic dog was reported in Russell, and that has led local officials, such as City of Russell Animal Warden Darlene Rose, to urge folks to get their pets vaccinated.

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Diamond S Winery Wins Awards

KGGWADiamond S Vineyard, Winery and Brewery of Russell recently won two awards from the Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association.

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Russell Sets New Record Low

Cold Weather20 degrees - that was the official low temperature recorded at the Russell Airport early Wednesday morning, which broke a 46-year-old record for April 24.

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