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Senator Bob Dole on the Passing of Former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway

Dole and Hemenway"I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Bob Hemenway.

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Buchanan Wins Achievement Award

Michelle Buchanan, Midway District Extension Agent, Receiving Award 2015Michelle Buchanan, District Extension Agent – Agronomy and Horticulture with Kansas State Research and Extension in the Midway Extension District, has been awarded the 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

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UPDATE: High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash in Russell

Police ChaseA high-speed chase through Ellsworth and Russell Counties Monday evening ended with a crash on the northeast side of Russell, one person in custody and another on the loose.

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Russell Makes List of "Most Charming Small Towns in Kansas"

2015 Downtown RussellOnlyinyourstate.com has released it's list of "The 10 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns in Kansas" and it includes Russell.

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Russell County Fair Board Announces Winners

Russell County Fair SignHundreds of area residents made their way out to the fairgrounds in Russell July 21-24 for the Russell County Free Fair.

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Wilson Lake Water Level Holding Steady

Wilson Lake RocktownDown nearly nine feet at one point this summer, the water level of Wilson Lake remains well below conservation, but has rebounded some with recent rains.

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Russell Electric Department 34.5 kV Loop Project Nearing Completion

powerThe ongoing 34.5 kV loop project in Russell conducted by the Electric Department is nearing completion according to Electric Utilities Director Duane Banks.

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