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Russell County Commissioners Discuss Bridge Repairs, New Landfill Shed

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and discussed bridge repair projects and the construction of a new metal shed at the Russell County Landfill.


Ice Storm Knocks Out Power, Numerous Tree Limbs Down

Midwest Energy Ice Storm 1-16-17A weekend ice storm in Kansas knocked out electricity for several people in the Russell area and also left many folks picking up tree limbs. Reports indicate the Russell area received about an inch of ice.


Midwest Energy: Power Outages Could Extend Several Days

Power OuttageMidwest Energy is working through the largest ice storm to hit our area in nearly a decade. It is possible that it could take days before all customers have power restored.


Russell Man Arrested for Drugs Following Domestic Disturbance Report

Drug ArrestA Russell man was arrested early Friday morning for drugs following the report of a domestic disturbance at a Russell home.


Great Bend Man Arrested for Drugs, Stolen Property

Lucas WebsterA Great Bend man was arrested Thursday night in Great Bend for possession of drugs and property stolen from Susank.


LIEAP Application Period Opens Jan. 17

LIEAPDuring the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Tuesday, January 17.


2017 Storefront/Signage Grants Awarded

Russell County Economic Development and CVBRussell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the third year of storefront/signage grant awards.


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