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Weimaster Offers Safety Tips for Motorists, Pedestrians

Russell Police DepartmentWarmer temperatures of spring and summer bring more foot traffic to Russell streets. Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster reminds folks - motorists and pedestrians alike - to always pay attention when out and about.

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Governor Brownback Updates Drought Status

5-21-14 Drought DeclarationsDespite recent rains, drought conditions in Kansas continue to worsen. On Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 14-04.

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Dole Prepares for Next Kansas Tour

Bob DoleJust days after finishing the second of several planned trips through Kansas this year, former Senator Bob Dole has announced the schedule for his next visit.

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Special Water Use Permits Resume Issuance

City of Russell LogoSpecial water use permits are once again being sold by the City of Russell.

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Ten Tips for Safe Boating

Boat Safety WeekThe tragic death of a man at Tuttle Creek Reservoir on Sunday, May 18 is a sad reminder that fun on the water can quickly turn catastrophic.

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Russell County Burn Ban Remains in Effect

Russell County CourthouseThe Russell County Commissioners remind folks the countywide burn ban for Russell County remains in effect until further notice.

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Woman Arrested in Dorrance for Meth Possession

Drug ArrestA Monday morning search warrant executed by the Russell County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in Dorrance resulted in the arrest of a woman after methamphetamine was found in her residence.

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