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Russell County Chosen as Site for Economic Development Meeting

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Russell County has been chosen as the host site for the Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance meeting.

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Gorham Fire Department Gets New Truck

Russell County CourthouseAt its Monday meeting, the Russell County Commission accepted a bid for a new fire truck purchase for the Gorham Fire Department and also received annual and monthly reports from several county departments.

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Silver Haired Legislature Elections Nearing

Silver Haired LegislatureThe Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging has announced elections are scheduled for delegate positions with the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature in the area.

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RHS FFA Scotland Trip Fundraising Progressing

FFAThe Russell High School FFA livestock judging team is off and running in its fundraising efforts for its June trip to the International Dairy Judging Tour in Scotland.

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Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Children’s Fund

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced grant applications are being accepted now until March 15 for the Children's Fund.

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USD 407 BOE Considers Building New School

USD 407 BOEAt its Thursday special meeting, the USD 407 Board of Education continued discussion on facilities planning and began exploring the possibility of building a brand new Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school facility in Russell to replace Simpson and Bickerdyke Elementary Schools and Ruppenthal Middle School.

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RHS Scholars Bowl Team Wins Regional Title

2013 RHS State Scholars Bowl TeamThe Russell High School Scholars Bowl Team is headed back to state for the third-straight year after winning the Class 3A Regional in Russell on Thursday, Jan. 31.

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