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Routine Traffic Stops Lead to Two Drug Arrests

Drug ArrestTwo routine and separate traffic stops by Russell County Sheriff's Deputies on Monday resulted in two drug related arrests.

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Oilfield Tubing Stolen

Crime PhotoRussell County authorities received word Monday afternoon that 80 to 90 joints of two inch oilfield tubing were stolen from a field located in the 18300 block of Stickney Road on the south side.

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Pictures from Freedom Fest, Russell Oil Days 2013

Gloriana on stage in RussellHere are just a few pictures from the 2013 Freedom Fest and Russell Oil Days celebrations in Russell on July 4, 5 and 6 courtesy of Jason Drake Photography.

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UPDATE: Hoisington Man Drowns in Wilson Lake

DrowningThe identity of the man who went missing and drowned in Wilson Lake Saturday evening has been released.

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Cason is New Midway Extension District Agent

K State ExtensionRussell and Ellsworth County's K-State Research and Extension Agencies have combined, longtime agents John Stannard and Joann Paschal have retired, and a new face has been hired here in Russell to continue the work of the successful agency.

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Saturday Rollover Near Wilson Injures Colorado Man, Woman

Rollover AccidentA rollover wreck on Interstate 70 near the Wilson exit Saturday morning injured a man and a woman from Colorado.

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Budget, Council Seat Vacancy Discussed at Russell City Council Work Study

Russell City Council 2013 JuneRussell City Councilmembers met Tuesday afternoon for their monthly work study session where they discussed the 2014 budget, possible upgrades to the city's electric equipment, the vacant council position and where Russell is with its water situation.

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