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Russell City Council 5-6-14The Russell City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to ban the open carry of firearms in all municipal buildings.

Lines ProjectThe Deines Cultural Center in downtown Russell has two new exhibits up: Eric Carbrey's Lines Project and Brenda Smith's Zentangle.

Elaine BowersKansas state Senator Elaine Bowers is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014.

US AttorneyA Russell County incident earlier this month has a California woman facing federal drug trafficking charges.

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell has discontinued the issuance of special water use permits until further notice.

Latest Local Sports

2014 Kansas Pregame CoverGet a sneak peak at high school and college football across the state. The 2014 edition of Kansas Pregame is now available.

Shaffer Field Turf Drawing 7-14-14The artificial turf project continues at Shaffer Field in Russell and you can follow the progress of the project here on

Russell Tennis Club Members in Newton 7-30-14Five members of the Russell Tennis Club recently traveled to Newton to compete in its annual Junior Tennis Open.

Marty Myers with RHS Girls Tennis Team Members 7-29-14Marty Myers recently presented a $250 grant from the Myers Family Memorial Donor Advised Fund to members of the Russell High School Tennis Team to help purchase a volley machine for the boys and girls tennis program.

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