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Icy Conditions Cause Three Wrecks at Same Location, No Injuries

Jack Knifed Semi 12-4-13Icy conditions on Interstate 70 in Russell County early Wednesday morning were to blame for three non-injury accidents at the same location say authorities.

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California Woman Injured in Wreck on I-70

Kansas Highway Patrol BadgeA California woman was injured late Wednesday morning in a wreck on Interstate 70 near the rest area just east of Russell after a semi truck changed lanes and struck the vehicle she was riding in.

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Russell City Council Considers Fire Truck Purchase

Russell City Council 2013 JuneWith two out of five City of Russell fire trucks currently out of service due to the need for significant repairs, the Russell City Council considered the purchase of a new fire engine at its regular monthly work study session Tuesday.

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RCACF Launches Gift Back Campaign

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThanksgiving is a time to give thanks and Black/Plaid Friday the time to buy. Now, Giving Tuesday is the time to give back.

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Items Stolen, Damaged at Bridge Work Site

Crime PhotoA generator was reported stolen Monday and a backhoe was tampered with at a rural bridge work site three miles south of Dorrance on 200th Blvd.

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Santa's Helpers Free Toy Giveaway is This Week

Christmas presentLocal organization Santa's Helpers is hosting its annual free toy giveaway for needy children this week in Russell at 324 North Front Street.

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County Commissioners Discuss Bridge Repairs, New EMS Paramedics at Meeting

Russell County CourthouseRepairs to one rural Russell County bridge are complete with another nearing completion and Russell County EMS now has four newly certified paramedics - those just a couple of the topics discussed at Monday's County Commissioners meeting.

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