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High School Students to Participate in Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Distracted DrivingHigh school students across Kansas, including in Russell, will focus on distracted driving prevention during the month of April in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Traffic Stop in Ellsworth County Leads to Smuggling Case

US AttorneyA traffic stop along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County prompted arrests in connection with alleged alien smuggling.

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Cold Weather Rule Ends Friday, March 31

Cold WeatherThe Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends this Friday, March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.

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Colorado Man Injured in Vehicle Rollover on I-70

3-27-17 Wreck 1A Colorado man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck Monday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Russell.

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USD 407 BOE Approves Motor Coach Bus Purchase

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15The USD 407 Board of Education approved the purchase of a motor coach bus at a special meeting Monday evening.

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Geist Named USD 399 Superintendent

Larry GeistA former Lucas-Luray K-12 principal with nearly 30 years of administrative experience has been selected to lead USD 399 Natoma-Paradise-Waldo.

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State Issues Emergency Suspension of Day Care in Hays

KDHE LogoThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Smart Sparks, a licensed day care home operated by Tandra Reif located at 1202 Motz in Hays.

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