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Senator Roberts Interviews Senator Dole for Library of Congress' Veterans History Project

Veterans History ProjectTo encourage Kansas veterans to share their stories with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, US Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) interviewed former US Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.) to preserve his recollections of service for future generations.

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Shaffer Field Complex to be Closed May 31

Russell Champion MascottOn Tuesday, May 31, the Russell High School Shaffer Field Complex turf football field, track and baseball field will not be accessible to anyone according to school administration.

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Photos: Saline River Beyond Its Banks

Saline River 5-25-16 3The Saline River was well beyond its banks Wednesday in Russell County as the result of recent rainfall in the area.

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USD 407 BOE, Staff and Public Meet for Facilities Planning

USD 407 Facilities Planning Focus Group Meeting 1 5-24-16The USD 407 Board of Education and Administration hosted a facilities planning and prioritizing focus group meeting Tuesday evening at Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell with district staff, local business people and interested members of the public.

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Ad Astra Music Festival Announces Young Artists

Ad Astra Music FestivalEach summer the Ad Astra Music Festival delights in bringing talented undergraduate voice performance majors from across the country to serve as the core musicians of the festival's many performances.

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Russell Police: Click It or Ticket is Here

Click It or TicketNow through Sunday, June 5 drivers can expect increased enforcement for restraint violations as the Russell Police Department joins more than 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign.

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Next Grassroots Art Center Exhibit Announced

Carlos Espinosa Grassroots Exhibit 1"If I see it, I can make it. If I have an hour, I create." Carlos Espinosa started as a child creating miniature scale models and now has a collection of cars, boats, spaceships, trucks and rockets made of wood, sheet metal, plastic soda bottles and other materials. A collection of his work is now on display at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas.

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