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Russell County Remains in Drought Emergency

Drought Map Aug 2013Extreme drought conditions continue for western Kansas while central and eastern counties see improvement. This has led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 13-02 today.

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Talbott Encourages Local Shopping

Russell County Economic Development and CVBLocal purchases support local jobs - that from Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Janae Talbott, who stresses the importance of local shopping.

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School Starts This Week, Drivers Cautioned

School ZoneUSD 407 students return to school this week and local authorities caution Russell residents and parents to be extra careful when driving through or near school zones around the city.

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Wednesday Night Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Drug ArrestOne man was arrested and another remains on the loose after a Wednesday night police traffic stop at 13th and Fossil in Russell where methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

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Russell City Council Approves Mill Levy Increase

Russell City Council 2013 JuneThe Russell City Council voted Tuesday to add two mills to the 2014 budget to allow for the hire of a city code enforcement officer.

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Annual Hansen Scholarship Program Announced

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make 280 scholarships available in five categories to students in 26 Northwest Kansas counties for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Rooks County Teen Killed in Head-On Collision

Fatal CrashA 16-year-old boy is dead after a crash in Rooks County Tuesday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, it happened just west of Plainville on K-18 at around 5:25 AM.

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