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Big Creek, Wells Holding Steady but More Moisture Desperately Needed

Water Restrictions Water sources for the City of Russell seem to be stabilizing and holding steady according to local officials amid the continued drought affecting the area.

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Area Millionaire Buys Historic Ranch

Monument RocksA western Kansas ranch that contains nationally recognized chalk formations and other important historical artifacts has been sold, pending some legal research.

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104 Kansas Counties, Including All Russell Area Counties, Declared Federal Disaster Areas

usda logoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 88 Kansas counties as primary disaster areas and 16 Kansas counties as contiguous disaster areas, making qualified farmers and ranchers in designated counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency.

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City Council Filing Deadline Now Less Than Two Weeks Away

VoteThe filing deadline to run for Russell City Council or Mayor is now less than two weeks away, with the deadline to apply being Tuesday, January 22 at noon.

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Russell County Commission Decides Bridge Replacement is the Only Option

Russell CountyAn outdated and historically significant bridge on the Russell/Rush County line is causing disagreement between Commissioners from the two neighboring counties.

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Wilson Man Arrested in Lucas on Drug Charges

Drug ArrestA Wilson man was arrested late Friday night in Lucas for possession of drugs after marijuana was found in his vehicle.

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Russell City Council Hears Recreation Report, Discusses Meeting Format

Quinday City CouncilThe Russell City Council met Wednesday for its January work study session and a specially called meeting to discuss two topics in executive session.

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