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County Fireworks Discharge Ban Remains in Place

Russell County CourthouseA Russell County fireworks discharge ban that was enacted last summer remains in place following a decision by the Russell County Commission on Monday.


Young Awarded FRED Scholarship

Caitlin YoungCaitlin Young, Russell, a sophomore at Barclay College in Haviland and a 2012 graduate from Prairie Winds School, was selected by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) to receive a $2,500 academic scholarship, sponsored by Nex-Tech.


Crash Involving a Road Repair Truck Monday Injures Two

CrashTwo men were injured and transported to hospitals after they rear-ended a truck on the shoulder of Interstate 70 near the Wilson exit Monday evening that was parked there to protect a road work crew.


Senator Bob Dole Statement on Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Lautenberg and Dole"I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Senator Lautenberg. Both Elizabeth and I will remember Frank as an able Senate colleague – a man of outstanding talents and principle."


Russell County Relay for Life Raises Nearly $40,000

2013 Relay for Life 1Residents of Russell County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer on June 1, 2013 when they walked throughout the night during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


Local FFA Members Earn Scholarships

FFAThe National FFA Foundation awarded $137,000 in scholarships to members across the state of Kansas.


New Police Officers Hired

Russell Police DepartmentThe Russell Police Department is now fully staffed thanks to the recent hires of two new police officers.


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