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Belleville Man Injured in Rollover East of Lucas

Rollover AccidentA Belleville man was injured and transported by ambulance to the hospital after rolling his vehicle into the ditch just east of Lucas on Kansas Highway 18 in Lincoln County Monday morning at around 10:20.

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Two Russell Teens Injured in Semi Versus Minivan Crash

CrashTwo teenage girls from Russell were transported by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital Friday evening after the minivan they were in was struck by a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 40 and 187th Street on the east side of Russell.

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Preston Named Russell Fire Chief

Fire Chief Shane PrestonShane Preston has been selected as the Fire Chief for the City of Russell with his appointment being effective May 1.

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Meet Your New Russell Mayor: Curt Mader

Curtis MaderCurt Mader, a local greenhouse operator, knows all about plant growth, but starting April 16, Mader will begin trying to help Russell grow as he will take office as the city's next mayor.

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Meet Your New Russell Councilman: GJ Long

GJ LongGJ Long, a familiar face to the Russell City Council from a few years ago, beat out incumbent Ward 3 Councilman Jim Cross in the April 2 election and will begin his two-year term on Tuesday.

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Post Office Collection Times Change

Russell Post OfficeThe Russell Post Office recently announced a change in mail collection times inside its building and outside in its drive-thru boxes because of a financial crisis at the national level.

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Stolen Property Recovered in Ellsworth County

Russell County SheriffA trailer and Polaris ATV previously stolen from the Wilson Lake area have been recovered in rural Ellsworth County, but according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, other stolen property from the same location still remains unaccounted for.

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