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Area 911 Service Restored After Being Down Early Friday Morning

911 Emergency911 emergency service in Russell County is back to full operation after it was knocked out for about an hour early Friday morning.

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Wilson Lake Water Levels Dropping

Wilson Lake low water levels 2013 coverAt approximately 3.7 feet below conservation level, Wilson Lake in eastern Russell County continues to suffer from the ongoing drought conditions.

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Dollison Honored by VFW

Bill DollisonRussell Police Officer William "Bill" Dollison has being selected as the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #6240 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and as the officer of the year for the VFW's 6th District, according to the Russell Police Department.

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Zoning Regulation Changes will Simplify Process

City of Russell LogoA couple zoning regulation changes on tap for City of Russell commercial and residential properties will simplify the process and eliminate confusion when putting up signs and fences in Russell, according to local officials.

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Apparent Murder-Suicide North of Hoisington

Barton County SheriffTwo people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide north of Hoisington on Tuesday evening.

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April Election Races Set

VoteThe field for the April 2 City Council and School Board election has been set, according to the Russell County Clerk's Office.

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USD 407 BOE Covers Many Topics at Monday Meeting, MINUTES NOW INCLUDED

USD 407 BOEThe USD 407 Board of Education met for its January regular monthly meeting Monday evening in downtown Russell with a full agenda of items to discuss, leading to a nearly five hour meeting when all was said and done.

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