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Russell County Wheat Harvest Now in Full Swing

Harvest 2013 combines north of KRSL 1As hot temperatures and windy conditions set in around the area, the 2013 wheat harvest in Russell County is now in full swing.

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Freedom Fest Still Needs Volunteers

Freedom Fest bands 2013Organizers of Freedom Fest in Russell, which happens in less than two weeks, are still looking for volunteers to help make the large event successful.

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Russell, Ellsworth County Extension Agencies Merge

K State ExtensionEffective July 1, the Kansas State University Research and Extension Agencies in Russell and Ellsworth Counties will merge to form the Midway Extension District.

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Two Injured in I-70 Rollover on Saturday

Rollover AccidentA man and a woman from Mississippi were injured and taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center Saturday afternoon following their involvement in a rollover wreck on Interstate 70 west of the Ellsworth exit.

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New Russell Regional Hospital CEO Named

Harold CourtoisRussell native and Russell High School graduate Harold Courtois has been named the new CEO of Russell Regional Hospital.

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Wheat Harvest Moving Slowly, Begins in Russell Area

Harvest 2013 Begins 1The latest snapshot of the Kansas winter wheat harvest says while farmers are waiting for fields to dry in south central Kansas, harvest activity is moving slowly in central sections.

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Russian Church Leaders Tell of Homeland Hardships, Praise American Culture

Russians Visit RussellAll this week and part of next, St. John Lutheran Church of Russell is hosting two visiting Russian church leaders, and together with a translator, the men on Wednesday shared stories about their culture and home congregation with local folks.

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