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UPDATE: New USD 407 Activities, Athletics Director Named; Minutes Added from Monday's Meeting

Sean SpoontsSean Spoonts of Onaga has been named the Russell High School and Ruppenthal Middle School Activities and Athletics Director after being offered the position at a special meeting of the USD 407 Board of Education on Monday.

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RMSI Calling for Membership Renewals

Russell Main Street IncRussell Main Street, Inc. has announced they will host Early Bird Membership Events on April 30 and May 2 to educate, inform and sign people up for RMSI memberships.

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Local Officials Urge Importance of Vaccinations after Recent Rabies Case

Rabies VaccinationRecently, a confirmed case of the rabies virus in a domestic dog was reported in Russell, and that has led local officials, such as City of Russell Animal Warden Darlene Rose, to urge folks to get their pets vaccinated.

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Diamond S Winery Wins Awards

KGGWADiamond S Vineyard, Winery and Brewery of Russell recently won two awards from the Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association.

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Russell Sets New Record Low

Cold Weather20 degrees - that was the official low temperature recorded at the Russell Airport early Wednesday morning, which broke a 46-year-old record for April 24.

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Russell County Tourism is Up

Russell County Economic Development and CVBAccording to the latest data released from Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Russell County Tourism has increased 9.5 percent since 2010.

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Report: Warm Temps Needed to Assess Wheat Damage

wheat fieldA new report says warmer temperatures are needed before Kansas farmers can assess the freeze damage to their winter wheat crop.

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