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City Continues Search for Water

Water DropAs Russell remains under a Stage IV Water Emergency - a measure that has been in place since November of 2012 - city officials continue the search for more water sources.

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Community Foundation Celebrates $1 Millionth Returned to Charity

RCACF Day 2013The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) has achieved a significant milestone, returning its $1 millionth dollar back to area communities and charities.

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Russell City Council Considers Mill Levy Increase, Appoints New Councilman

Russell City Council 2013 JuneRussell residents could see higher property taxes next year as Russell City Councilmembers are considering a mill levy increase to fund additional city staff.

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Kansas Chamber Recognizes Rep. Waymaster as Pro-Jobs Legislator

Troy Waymaster - LurayThe Kansas Chamber has released its 2013 Pro-Jobs Legislator list based on legislators' support of sound business policy that strengthens our state's economy and attracts jobs.

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County Mill Levy to Decrease

Russell County CourthouseImprovements to aging county blacktop roads will be built into the 2014 Russell County budget, and instead of a tax hike to pay for the improvements, county residents will actually see a mill levy decrease.

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Wreck Northeast of Russell Injures Two

CrashTwo Russell women were injured Monday afternoon northeast of Russell when their vehicle went off the side of a country road and hit a tree.

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KWCH TV: Investigation Begins into Train Derailment in Hays

KWCH Photo - Train Derailment in Hays on 7-16-13The investigation is underway after a train apparently struck another train and derailed near the 8th and Vine Intersection in Hays early Tuesday morning.

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