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Kansas Wheat Condition Fair Says Report

wheat fieldThe latest government snapshot of the Kansas winter wheat crop shows a mixed outlook after a month of cold, snowy weather.

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Natoma Residents Asked to Conserve Water

Water Restrictions Russell is not the only town in the area asking its citizens to reduce water use, as the City of Natoma has now enacted Phase I of its water conservation plan.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 3-7

National Weather Service LogoThe temperatures are cold and snow is on the ground, but spring is just around the corner and with the changing of the seasons comes a changing in weather patterns.

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Burglary Attempt Thwarted, Man Arrested

Crime PhotoA man was arrested late Thursday night by law enforcement officers in the 200 Block of East 13th Street in Russell as officers caught him in the act of breaking into a residence.

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Securities Fraud Charges Filed Against Lawrence, Former Russell Man

Josh NeyKansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney (pictured) announced that criminal charges were being filed against Family Homes Inc. and Roderic E. Deines of Lawrence and formerly of Russell.

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Local Authorities Stress Importance of Seat Belt Use

Seat BeltNow through March 7, the Russell Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff's Office will join other Kansas Law Enforcement to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years - lack of seat belt use in vehicles.

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Russell Sets New Record Low Wednesday

Cold WeatherRussell broke a 54-year-old record low temperature Wednesday, February 26.

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