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County Fireworks Discharge Ban Remains in Place

Russell County CourthouseA Russell County fireworks discharge ban that was enacted last summer remains in place following a decision by the Russell County Commission on Monday.

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Young Awarded FRED Scholarship

Caitlin YoungCaitlin Young, Russell, a sophomore at Barclay College in Haviland and a 2012 graduate from Prairie Winds School, was selected by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) to receive a $2,500 academic scholarship, sponsored by Nex-Tech.

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Crash Involving a Road Repair Truck Monday Injures Two

CrashTwo men were injured and transported to hospitals after they rear-ended a truck on the shoulder of Interstate 70 near the Wilson exit Monday evening that was parked there to protect a road work crew.

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Senator Bob Dole Statement on Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Lautenberg and Dole"I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Senator Lautenberg. Both Elizabeth and I will remember Frank as an able Senate colleague – a man of outstanding talents and principle."

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Russell County Relay for Life Raises Nearly $40,000

2013 Relay for Life 1Residents of Russell County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer on June 1, 2013 when they walked throughout the night during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Local FFA Members Earn Scholarships

FFAThe National FFA Foundation awarded $137,000 in scholarships to members across the state of Kansas.

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New Police Officers Hired

Russell Police DepartmentThe Russell Police Department is now fully staffed thanks to the recent hires of two new police officers.

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