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USD 407 Free/Reduced School Lunch Applications Due ASAP

Russell Champion MascottParents and guardians of USD 407 students are reminded to fill out and return applications for free and reduced school lunches as soon as possible.

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South Fossil Street Cement Pouring Begins

South Fossil Concrete PouringBeginning Thursday, July 27, South Fossil Street in Russell between Wichita Avenue and Dorrance Street will be closed periodically to through northbound traffic overnight from 7 PM to 7 AM while cement is poured as part of the South Fossil Reconstruction Project according to city officials.

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County Budget Nearing Finalization

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County 2018 budget is nearing finalization according to County Administrator John Fletcher.

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Next Deines Cultural Center Exhibition Opens Aug. 4

Deines Cultural CenterOpening Friday, August 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 PM is the next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in downtown Russell; Quarks, Quirks and Conundrums: A Sabbatical Journey by Wayne Conyers.

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Four Arrested After Traffic Stop for Driving Without Headlights

Drug Arrest 2Four people were arrested late Tuesday night in Russell on traffic infraction and drug charges following a traffic stop.

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Russell County Eco Devo Hosting Blanket Drive

Blanket DriveEven though it's hot right now, you are encouraged to share the warmth and donate a new blanket for the elderly in Russell County for the upcoming holidays.

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Russell Native, FHSU Grad Returns to His Musical Roots

Calder CraigProfessional singer and Fort Hays State University graduate Calder Craig is back in his hometown of Russell through the month of July. He is combining work with pleasure, catching up with old friends while at the same time performing as a guest artist at Russell's Ad Astra Music Festival.

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