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Apply Now for Russell Area Youth Activities Fund

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoStudents heading back to school are reminded that the Russell Area Youth Activities Fund is available to support extracurricular activities, such as scouting, sports, music and the arts.

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Drought Declarations Updated in Kansas Counties

Kansas Drought Declaration 8-14-18 jpgWhile there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas, especially eastern Kansas, continue to worsen.

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Russell Police Join Drunk Driving Crackdown

You Drink You Drive You LoseYou Drink. You Drive. You Lose. During the period of August 16 through Labor Day, September 3, the Russell Police Department will join 150 other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other drugged drivers from the roadways.

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USD 407 BOE Proposes Mill Levy Decrease

USD 407 BOE 4-16-18The USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed the 2018-2019 budget and the recent facilities survey.

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Kootz Joins Midway District Staff

Jessica KootzJessica Kootz will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension's Midway District as a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent effective August 26. The Midway District has offices in Ellsworth and Russell.

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Multistate Crime Suspect Arrested Near Wilson Pleads to Some Mississippi Charges

Alex Deaton August 2018A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to a killing and a drive-by shooting that launched what authorities say was a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles.

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Pfeifer Attends FFA District Officer's Conference

Caden PfeiferCaden Pfeifer of the Russell FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer's Conference (DOC) held at the Marriott Convention Center in Junction City on August 11 and 12. Pfeifer serves as the Northwest District Treasurer.

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