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Storm Shots from Wednesday Evening

Keith Haberer 1 5-8 StormA tornadic storm struck northwestern Russell County Wednesday evening, producing brief rope tornadoes. Here are a few storm shots from Wednesday's weather action.

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Water Shortage Remains Serious

Russell City Council 2013The Russell City Council addressed the current water shortage and water restrictions in the city at its regular monthly work study session Tuesday afternoon - giving the situation a bleak outlook.

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Russell County Now Under a Burn Ban

Burn BanThe Russell County Commission voted two-to-one Monday to place a burn ban on the entire county and assess the situation in two weeks at its next regular meeting on May 20.

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Controlled Burn Monday Near Russell Becomes Out of Control, Results in Large Fire

5-6 Fire 3Several Russell County fire departments and rescue and law enforcement units responded to a large fire just east of the city of Russell Monday afternoon after the previously controlled burn became out of control.

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UPDATE: Google Maps Car Still in Russell

Google Maps car in RussellIf you've seen a small white car with a blue globe on top of its roof driving around Russell this week and are wondering what it is, we've got an explanation for you.

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Travel, Tourism Promoted This Week

Russell County Economic Development and CVBIt's National Travel and Tourism Week and Janae Talbott and her office at Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau say Russell County is quickly becoming a popular tourist stop.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Kansas Private, Nonprofit Organizations

SBALow-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private, nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in Kansas, following President Obama's federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance (PA) as a result of the snowstorm that occurred February 20 - 23, 2013.

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