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Russell County Communications Now Accepting Text-to-911 Messages

Text-to-911 Map 11-2-17As of November 2, Text-to-911 service is available in Russell County for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New Playground Equipment

Bickerdyke Park New Playground Ribbon Cutting 11-2-17The City of Russell and the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning at Bickerdyke Park to celebrate the recently installed playground equipment.

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Barton County Sheriff Issued Summons Following KBI Investigation

KBIOn Wednesday morning, 55-year-old Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir of Great Bend was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents.

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Halloween Fire Damages Russell Home

10-31-17 House Fire 1Russell Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 345 West 10th Street in Russell.

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Krauss Awarded in National Junior Hereford Association Fed Steer Shootout

Katherine Krauss NJHAHereford youth gained invaluable cattle feeding and industry education experience through the inaugural National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout.

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Change Clocks, Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms

Fall Back ClockDaylight Saving Time begins November 5, and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and changing the batteries.

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Community Task Force Recommends Building New School, Other Additions

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15A Community Task Force formed a few months ago to review and assess the needs of USD 407's facilities met with the USD 407 Board of Education Monday evening to offer its recommendation.

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