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Small Earthquake Reported Saturday in Rooks County

3-17-18 Rooks County EarthquakeA small 2.7 magnitude earthquake was reported over the weekend in Rooks County.

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Poisonings Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime

Poison HelpDid you know that just about anything can be poisonous if used the wrong way? To observe National Poison Prevention Week, Russell Regional Hospital will have a poison control informational booth in the hospital lobby from March 19 through 23.

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American Pickers to Film in Kansas

American PickersMike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to come to Kansas. They plan to film episodes of the series American Pickers throughout the region this spring.

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2018 Blarney Stone Found

2018 Blarney StoneThe Russell Main Street, Inc. Blarney Stone was found March 14 by Homestead of Russell residents. The stone was found on the Russell Walking Trail on the rafters of one of the picnic shelters.

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Local Leaders Speak in Support of Industrial Hemp

Russell County Hemp Delegation 3-14-18Russell County Economic Development and CVB coordinated a delegation of Russell County community and business leaders and agriculture retailers to testify Wednesday in front of the Kansas House of Representatives Ag Committee in regards to the value of industrial hemp to ag producers and potential future industries that can develop through value added ag policy.

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Iowa Man Arrested Following Manhunt

Russell County SheriffOn Tuesday, March 13 at or near 1:59 PM, a local business in Russell called Russell County Dispatch advising a Hispanic man with black hair and a mustache attempted to steal one of the company's vehicles.

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Governor's Drought Declaration Assists Farmers, Ranchers

DroughtGovernor Jeff Colyer signed a drought declaration on Tuesday for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.

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