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Local Wheat Crop Suffering, but Doing Better Than You Might Think

Wheat FieldWith continued drought conditions in Kansas, the winter wheat crop that is now emerging is starting to suffer, but local officials say its better here than in other areas of the state.

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Russell City Council Votes to Pursue Electric Generation Rehabilitation, Replacement Plan

Quinday City CouncilAt its Tuesday meeting, the Russell City Council voted to allow Electric Utilities Director Duane Banks to pursue identifying the specifics of a plan that would have the city upgrade its current generators, but also buy some new generation, all in an effort to become EPA compliant by next year.

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Community Foundation Raising Funds to Support Local Needs

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced its Winter Days of Giving campaign to raise funds and awareness for charitable needs in the Russell County area.

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Russell Man Arrested Monday for Marijuana Possession

Drug ArrestA search of a Russell residence led to the arrest of one local man Monday evening, according to a Russell Police report.

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Russell County Commission Changes Burn Permit Regulations, Discusses Bridge Repairs

Russell County CourthouseThe Russell County Commission voted Monday at its regular meeting to change current burn permit regulations, allowing for a more streamlined process.

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Remember Food Safety This Thanksgiving

TurkeyThanksgiving is a time for families and friends to get together to share a feast with one another, but sometimes uncooked, overcooked or rotten food spoils a great celebration.

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Wilson Lake Selected for Fishing Tournaments

Wilson LakeRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday Russell County will host the Kansas Bass Federation Regional and State Bass Tournaments in 2013.

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