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Ellis County Man Killed, Russell Man Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

Fatal CrashA 73-year-old rural Ellis County man, Lavern J. Braun, was killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 PM in the 2600 Block of Grants Villa Road in Ellis County.

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Rural Opportunity Zone Program Gains Local Interest

ROZ mapAccording to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Russell County has 10 people in the recently introduced Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) program with 10 more people on the waiting list.

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Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect Nov. 1

Cold WeatherCity of Russell officials remind citizens that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

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Traffic Alert: Portion of East 14th Street Closed

East 14th Closed 1One block of East 14th Street in Russell will be closed until approximately November 6 while work to replace a sewer line is completed in the area.

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City of Russell Launches New Communications Service

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell will utilize a new communications service, effective November 1, that will allow city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

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RHS Scholars' Bowl Team Takes Second at Beloit

Scholars BowlThe Russell High School Scholars' Bowl team recently competed at Beloit and when all was said and done, the Broncos placed second out of 12 teams.

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Midway District to Host ACA Educational Program

K State ExtensionLots of questions are swirling around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and that's why the Midway Extension District is hosting a local and free educational program about the new law on Friday, November 1.

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