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RPL Needs Legos

LegosThe Russell Public Library is in need of Lego bricks for use in its children's department and for programming.


USD 407 Mail Ballots Arrive

School FundingRussell County is now conducting a mail ballot election for voters in USD 407 concerning the district's Local Option Budget (LOB).


Natoma American Legion Auxiliary Wins National Award

ALA Unit 109 National Unit Award 2014The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109 in Natoma was recently honored with a National Award for Innovative Public Relations by ALA National President Nancy Brown-Park and ALA National Chair Lisa Williamson.


Local Law Enforcement Says Buckle Up

Seat BeltBeginning February 23 through March 6, the Russell County Sheriff's Office, along with the Russell Police Department, will join other Kansas Law Enforcement to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years.


Area Historical Projects Chosen for Grants

Sylvan Grove DepotAt the regular quarterly meeting held at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka on Saturday, February 14, a committee of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review made its recommendations for the 2015 round of Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) grants.


Natoma NHS Collects Items for Hospitals, Nursing Facilities

NHS Entertainment Drive 2015Students of Natoma High School's National Honor Society recently conducted a month-long Entertainment Drive to benefit hospitals and nursing facilities in Russell, Plainville, Osborne and Alton.


Cotterill Named a National Winner

Patriots PenEmily Cotterill, an eighth grade student at Paradise Junior High School, has been named a winner in the 2015 National Patriot's Pen Contest and recipient of the 29th place $500 Department of Idaho and its Ladies Auxiliary National Patriot's Pen Award.


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