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Severe Weather Awareness Week Stresses Importance of Preparation

Russell Co. Emergency ManagementThe Kansas Adjutant General's Office has announced that March 3 through 9 is Severe Weather Awareness Week across the state.

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Electric Department Moving Forward with Upgrades

powerSeveral projects for the City of Russell Electric Department continue to move forward, even after being hindered slightly by the recent snow storm.

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Weimaster Named Russell Police Chief

Russell Police Captain Dale WeimasterDale Weimaster has been selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Russell with his appointment being effective March 1, 2013.

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Icy Road Conditions Cause Three Wrecks, One Fatality, Monday Evening

Fatal CrashThree separate rollover wrecks on Interstate 70 Monday evening in the Hays area sent several people to the hospital and killed one woman from Ellis.

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Jimmy Dee DVD Biography Proceeds to Benefit Kayden's Kampaign

Kayden TiernanAfter numerous months of compiling and editing photographs and video footage, Jimmy Dee and the Fabulous Destinations have announced plans to officially release a DVD biography of the band in conjunction with a fundraiser for a young boy diagnosed with a rare liver cancer.

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SPECIAL: Heavy Snow Halts Water Release for Hays

Kansas Water OfficeMonday's release of water from Cedar Bluff Reservoir for the City of Hays didn't go as planned, ironically the victim of recent heavy snow and the cold temperatures that accompanied it.

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Traffic Emergency Ends for City of Russell

Snow EmergencyThe traffic emergency declared on February 25 for the City of Russell has been terminated. According to City Manager Jon Quinday, vehicles can again be parked along emergency snow routes.

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