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Russell County Tax Valuations Down by a Third

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14As the Russell County Commissioners continue to discuss and formulate the 2016 budget, it's estimated tax valuations in the county are down by approximately one-third due to the low price of oil.

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Pre-Fair Activities Kick Off with Style Revue

4-H pictureThe Russell County Free Fair kicks off with Pre-Fair activities beginning Sunday, July 12 at the Lucas Community Theater. The 2015 Style Revue "4-H Fashion Fun in the Sun" will begin at 1:30 PM.

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Senator Moran to Host Kansas Listening Tour Stop in Rooks County

Senator Jerry MoranUS Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will visit Stockton in Rooks County as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Friday, July 10.

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Fireworks Blamed for Two Minor Fires in Russell

7-4-15 Garage Fire 1Fireworks are to blame for two minor structure fires in Russell Saturday night.

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Three Arrested for Drugs at Wilson Lake

Drug ArrestThree men were arrested for possession of drugs over the holiday weekend at Wilson Lake.

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Lawrence Begins New Position as USD 407 Superintendent

Angela LawrenceAngela Lawrence began leadership of USD 407 on July 1.

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High-Speed Chase Ends with Crash, Double Arrest Near Russell

7-2-15 Chase Janelle Michaelis 1A high-speed vehicle chase Thursday evening on Interstate 70 through Ellis and Russell Counties ended with a crash near Russell and two people in custody.

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