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County Commissioners Discuss Lower Tax Valuations Due to the Price of Oil

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14The Russell County Commissioners at their meeting Monday discussed a recent and bleak state report concerning lower tax valuations in Kansas due to the price of oil.

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Nominations Sought for Public Service Award

Russell Co. Emergency ManagementRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Advisory Board are once again requesting nominations for the Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year.

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Hilger, Stoppel Named RHS Winter Sports Royalty

2015 RHS Winter Sports RoyaltySarah Hilger and Garret Stoppel were crowned queen and king during Russell High School's annual Winter Sports Night activities at Amos Morris Gym on Friday, January 30.

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High Speed Chase in Russell County Ends with Crash in Ellis County

Police ChaseA high speed police chase Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 70 in Russell County ended with a car versus semi truck crash less than a mile west of the Victoria exit in Ellis County.

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Kansas Day Celebrated at the Deines Cultural Center

Kansas Day 1Students from Russell, Natoma and Wilson visited themed stations for hands-on learning at the 2015 Kansas Day Celebration at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Reconstruction of Highway 281 Set to Begin in 2018

Road Work AheadA Kansas Department of Transportation project to reconstruct driving lanes, add shoulders and remove hills on US Highway 281 from the north city limit of Russell north to the US 281/Kansas Highway 18 junction has been set to begin in 2018.

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Seven File for USD 407 Board of Education Positions

USD 407 BOE 8-11-14Seven folks filed for four at-large USD 407 Board of Education positions up for election in April according to USD 407 Board Clerk Jane Cline.

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