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Weimaster Named Russell Police Chief

Russell Police Captain Dale WeimasterDale Weimaster has been selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Russell with his appointment being effective March 1, 2013.

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Icy Road Conditions Cause Three Wrecks, One Fatality, Monday Evening

Fatal CrashThree separate rollover wrecks on Interstate 70 Monday evening in the Hays area sent several people to the hospital and killed one woman from Ellis.

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Jimmy Dee DVD Biography Proceeds to Benefit Kayden's Kampaign

Kayden TiernanAfter numerous months of compiling and editing photographs and video footage, Jimmy Dee and the Fabulous Destinations have announced plans to officially release a DVD biography of the band in conjunction with a fundraiser for a young boy diagnosed with a rare liver cancer.

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SPECIAL: Heavy Snow Halts Water Release for Hays

Kansas Water OfficeMonday's release of water from Cedar Bluff Reservoir for the City of Hays didn't go as planned, ironically the victim of recent heavy snow and the cold temperatures that accompanied it.

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Traffic Emergency Ends for City of Russell

Snow EmergencyThe traffic emergency declared on February 25 for the City of Russell has been terminated. According to City Manager Jon Quinday, vehicles can again be parked along emergency snow routes.

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Reinhardt to Step Down as Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Director

Kyla Reinhardt - Russell Area Chamber of Commerce DirectorRussell Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kyla Reinhardt will step down from the position in March.

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Driver Injured Friday after Hitting Snow Plow Truck Near Dorrance

Kansas Highway Patrol BadgeA man was injured and taken to Russell Regional Hospital Friday afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle on eastbound Interstate 70 near Dorrance due to icy conditions and slid into a KDOT snow plow truck.

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