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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.


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.


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.


RHS Winter Sports Royalty Crowned Friday

2013 RHS Winter Sports Queen and KingSarah Leatherman and Jesse Boomhower were named queen and king during Russell High School's Winter Sports Night activities on Friday, Feb. 1.


Idaho Man Dies in I-70 One Vehicle Crash

Fatal CrashA man from Jerome, Idaho died of injuries he received when the semi truck he was driving flipped onto its side on Interstate 70 Thursday afternoon.


Gorham Woman Injured in I-70 Crash

CrashA Gorham woman was injured Wednesday when the vehicle she was driving was rear ended by a semi truck on Interstate 70 just west of the Wilson exit.


Thefts a Notable Portion of 2012 Criminal Activity in Russell

Russell Police DepartmentRussell County 911 Dispatch received more than 10,000 calls in 2012, and according to Russell Interim Police Chief Dale Weimaster, a somewhat large number of those calls related to his department and more specifically, theft and burglary investigations.


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