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Russell Water Restrictions Ease from Stage IV to Stage III

Russell City Council 5-6-14Effective July 10 upon publication in the newspaper, the City of Russell, for the first time since October of 2012, will be under Stage III water restrictions, as the Russell City Council approved an easing of restrictions at a special meeting Tuesday.

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Russell Man Arrested Following Discovery of Homemade Bomb

Russell Police DepartmentA Russell man was arrested on explosives and drug charges Monday following the discovery of a homemade bomb and drugs in a Russell home.

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Nature Detectives Caters to Inquisitive Minds

Nature Detectives 1Naturalist Sara Krug recently helped youngsters ages three to 10 learn about the Kansas environment and night sky during a four week course in Russell courtesy of a grant from the Russell County Area Community Foundation.

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Water Meter Replacement to Begin

AMR InstallationThe City of Russell has begun another phase in improving Russell's infrastructure through the Water Meter Replacement and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Program.

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Former Representative Dan Johnson Dies

Dan JohnsonFormer Kansas 110th District State Representative Dan Johnson died in Hays over the weekend.

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City Crews Working to Fix Buckled Roadways

6-30-14 Fossil Street GrindingCity of Russell crews Monday are using a special skid loader attachment to grind sections of Fossil Street and West Wichita Avenue where sections of the roadway "heave" or "buckle" together.

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USD 407 BOE Approves Football Field Turf Installation

Artificial TurfPending the signing of a contract, the USD 407 Board of Education at a special Friday morning meeting approved the installation of artificial turf at Shaffer Football Field that will be in place this fall for the 2014 football season.

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