A massive grass fire Friday evening in northwestern Russell County burned an estimated 1600 to 1700 acres of pasture and cropland.
Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations this week, one on Wednesday and the other on Thursday.
A family embroiled in a double murder in Wisconsin last weekend has ties to Hays and Russell.
A Russell man was arrested Thursday evening in Russell for marijuana possession following a traffic stop.
A 2004 Ford F-350 diesel pickup believed to be stolen from Russell County was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday in Barton County.
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan has named 260 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 40th annual scholarship competition.
A rollover wreck Tuesday morning on US Highway 281 in southern Russell County injured a Great Bend woman.
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