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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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Recent Job Fair a Big Success

Job FairThe recent KansasWorks and Russell County Economic Development Job Fair that took place in late March in the Klema's parking lot in Russell was one of the most successful fairs of its kind according to local organizers.

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Lucas City Councilman-Elect Will Not be Allowed to Serve

city of lucas logoA British immigrant and non-US citizen of Lucas, Adam Baker, won election to a Lucas City Council position in last weeks voting through a write-in campaign, but will not be able to serve because of his citizenship status.

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Sunday Evening Storm Produces Tornado in Northwestern Russell County

4-7 Fairport tornadoA severe thunderstorm that passed through the northern part of Russell County Sunday evening reportedly produced a brief tornado.

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