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Russell City Council Discusses Water Supply Study

Russell City Council 10-7-14The Russell City Council discussed multiple water source options for the city at its first work study session of 2015 Tuesday afternoon.

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Nex-Tech Launches Gigabit Internet Service

Nex-TechNex-Tech has announced symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to residential and business customers that are connected to Nex-Tech's Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) system.

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Stolen Car Located, Gun Still Missing

Stolen VehicleA vehicle with a loaded handgun inside that was stolen in Russell late Sunday night or early Monday morning has been found. The gun, however, has not been recovered.

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Russell County Commissioners Accept KDOT Funding to Build New Bridge

Russell County Commissioners 3-17-14At their first meeting of 2015 Monday, the Russell County Commissioners formally accepted funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation to build a new, rural bridge and reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in the county.

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Oil Price Problematic for State, Local Governments

Oil WellState and local governments that receive taxes from the production of oil and natural gas could face challenges as prices plunge.

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Statewide Storm Damage Totals Dropped in 2014

Storm shots from May 25 Tornado in RussellThe amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.

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Kansas Judges Criticize Reliance on LOB Funds

School FundingA Kansas judicial panel has slammed the state's increasing reliance on the use of local money to supplement state funding of public schools.

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