The Russell Municipal Pool will be closed the rest of today (Wednesday) for maintenance.

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St. John Lutheran's Back-to-School Giveaway Seeking Donations

St John Lutheran ChurchThe St. John Lutheran Church Back-to-School Giveaway Committee in Russell has announced the Back-to-School Giveaway will once again be held this year with the giving away of gently used and new clothing, along with new packages of socks and underwear.

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Consumer Alert: Strengthen Your Technology Security Skills

CybersecurityRecent news reports about information stolen from computer and technology users across the United States, including hacking activity here in Kansas, pose the need for citizens to strengthen their technology security skills, said Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

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2017 RHS Graduates Awarded Record Amount of Scholarships

GraduationThe Russell High School graduating class of 2017 has been awarded a record amount of scholarships.

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Bickerdyke Students Donate Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses

2017 Bickerdyke Pull Tabs 1Bickerdyke Elementary School students have learned once again how a little thing can make a big difference in the lives of other people.

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SHPTV 2017 Writers Contest Winners Announced

PBS KIDS Writers ContestSmoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2017 SHPTV PBS Kids Writers Contest.

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Water Line Break Causes Discolored Water in Russell

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell recently experienced a break in one of its raw water transmission lines. Due to high demand, the water tower levels were quickly lowered. The raw water transmission line has been repaired and water production has resumed.

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Meningitis Death Reported in Barton County

MeningitisThe Barton County Health Department (BCHD) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are collaborating with health care and other public health partners to investigate the death of a central Kansas adult due to meningitis.

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