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Preston Named Russell Fire Chief

Fire Chief Shane PrestonShane Preston has been selected as the Fire Chief for the City of Russell with his appointment being effective May 1.

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Meet Your New Russell Mayor: Curt Mader

Curtis MaderCurt Mader, a local greenhouse operator, knows all about plant growth, but starting April 16, Mader will begin trying to help Russell grow as he will take office as the city's next mayor.

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Meet Your New Russell Councilman: GJ Long

GJ LongGJ Long, a familiar face to the Russell City Council from a few years ago, beat out incumbent Ward 3 Councilman Jim Cross in the April 2 election and will begin his two-year term on Tuesday.

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Post Office Collection Times Change

Russell Post OfficeThe Russell Post Office recently announced a change in mail collection times inside its building and outside in its drive-thru boxes because of a financial crisis at the national level.

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Stolen Property Recovered in Ellsworth County

Russell County SheriffA trailer and Polaris ATV previously stolen from the Wilson Lake area have been recovered in rural Ellsworth County, but according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, other stolen property from the same location still remains unaccounted for.

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AD Job Description Finalized at USD 407 BOE Meeting, MINUTES NOW INCLUDED

USD 407 BOEThe USD 407 Board of Education approved the written job duties and description for the district's Activities and Athletics Director job opening at its regular meeting on Monday evening.

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Local Artists Featured in Signature Auction

SHPTV Signature AuctionArtists from across Kansas, including Russell's Jaclyn Burton, Shelley Oden and Brian Steinert; Lucas' Eric Abraham; Natoma's Larry Pfortmiller; Larry Morill of Paradise; and Wilson's Kevin Lundy and Gordon Mai, have donated their work to the 2013 Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction.

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