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RHS Students Qualify for State Debate Tournament

State Debate Team 13-14In only their first year debating, Russell High School students Shiv Gupta and Taelyr Blehm have qualified for the 4A State Debate Tournament.

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Police Chief Reminds Folks to Drive Safe on Snowy, Icy Roads

Slick RoadAlthough still not officially by the calendar, winter has arrived in Russell, and snowy and icy roads can be treacherous if not treated with caution.

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Senator Dole Receives Human Rights First’s Beacon Prize for His Championship of the Rights of the Disabled

Bob DoleSenator Robert Dole recently received Human Rights First's Beacon Prize in honor of his work to secure U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and his work to advance the rights of the disabled domestically.

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Natoma Man Arrested in Russell on Drug Charges

Drug ArrestA Natoma man was arrested in Russell Saturday night on multiple criminal charges, two of which involved drug possession.

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Russell Man Injured in Crash at US-281/K-18 Intersection in Luray

Luray Wreck 3A Russell man was transported by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital early Wednesday afternoon following his involvement in a two vehicle crash at the US Highway 281 and Kansas Highway 18 intersection in Luray.

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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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