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UPDATE: Hoisington Man Drowns in Wilson Lake

DrowningThe identity of the man who went missing and drowned in Wilson Lake Saturday evening has been released.


Cason is New Midway Extension District Agent

K State ExtensionRussell and Ellsworth County's K-State Research and Extension Agencies have combined, longtime agents John Stannard and Joann Paschal have retired, and a new face has been hired here in Russell to continue the work of the successful agency.


Saturday Rollover Near Wilson Injures Colorado Man, Woman

Rollover AccidentA rollover wreck on Interstate 70 near the Wilson exit Saturday morning injured a man and a woman from Colorado.


Budget, Council Seat Vacancy Discussed at Russell City Council Work Study

Russell City Council 2013 JuneRussell City Councilmembers met Tuesday afternoon for their monthly work study session where they discussed the 2014 budget, possible upgrades to the city's electric equipment, the vacant council position and where Russell is with its water situation.


Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Has Begun

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell, as of July 1, has implemented its new Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. The plan applies to both residential and commercial application and is for existing properties and new construction.


KBN Youth Tournament Takes Place at Wilson Lake

Tournament and BB winners Almquist and WeinsSUBMITTED - After talking about it for the last couple of years, the Kansas Bass Nation Youth 2-man Tournament Trail finally made it to Wilson Lake, and from the reaction of the youth anglers, we'll be back soon.


Lucas Fire Chief Resigns

Russell County CourthouseAfter a special meeting of the Russell County Commissioners Tuesday morning, Lucas Fire Chief Richard Urban has resigned from his position.


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