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Indictment: Kansas Couple Stole Millions in Check Kiting Scheme

MoneyThe owners of the Plainville Livestock Commission in Rooks County are charged with carrying out a check kiting scheme that cost banks millions of dollars, US Attorney Stephen McAllister said Thursday.

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Russell County Tornado Rated EF-2

Tornado 5-28-19 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Meteorology 1The large tornado that moved across Russell, Osborne and Mitchell Counties on Tuesday has been rated an EF-2 according to the National Weather Service.

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Prester Vies for State FFA Office

Mason PresterA member of the Wilson FFA chapter, Mason Prester, is among the 13 candidates running for a state officer position to represent more than 9,800 Kansas FFA members for the 2019–20 term.

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Russell County Health Department Offers Free Vaccinations for First Responders

Russell County Health DepartmentRussell County is one of many areas experiencing flooding. To protect and keep first responders and others affected by the floods safe, the Russell County Health Department has received TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) vaccine from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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US Highway 281 North of Russell Reduced to One Lane Due to Slide

281 Slide May 2019US Highway 281 approximately two miles north of Russell between Shoreline and Land Roads has been reduced to one lane of traffic because of a slide affecting the roadway.

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Tornado Rips Through Russell, Osborne Counties

Tornado 5-28-19 Kenny CainA large tornado struck Russell and Osborne Counties Tuesday evening and caused damage near the towns of Paradise and Waldo.

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Former Russell Residents Elected to Legion Offices

Paula SellensThe American Legion Department of Kansas held its annual convention in Hutchinson from May 17 to 19. The events included activities for the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of American Legion.

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