Russell, Kansas

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Russell is the most populous city in and the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, United States.wikipedia
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Russell County, Kansas

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Russell is the most populous city in and the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, United States. That same year, the Kansas Legislature established the surrounding area as Russell County.
The largest city and county seat is Russell.

Kansas

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Russell is the most populous city in and the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, United States.
High humidity added to the high temperatures sends the heat index into life-threatening territory, especially in Wichita, Hutchinson, Salina, Russell, Hays, and Great Bend.

Bunker Hill, Kansas

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Russell was incorporated and named the provisional county seat in 1872, and, after a two-year dispute with neighboring Bunker Hill, it became the permanent county seat in 1874.
County commissioners declared Bunker Hill the county seat in 1872, but, two years later, a popular vote moved the seat to nearby Russell.

Bob Dole

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Russell came to national attention in the mid-1990s as the hometown of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Arlen Specter when both men campaigned for the U.S. presidency.
Born in Russell, Kansas, Dole established a legal career in Russell after serving with distinction in the United States Army during World War II.

Arlen Specter

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Russell came to national attention in the mid-1990s as the hometown of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Arlen Specter when both men campaigned for the U.S. presidency.
The family lived at 940 South Emporia Street in Wichita before moving to Russell, Kansas, where he graduated from Russell High School in 1947.

Interstate 70

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Located in north-central Kansas at the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 281, Russell is approximately 113 mi northwest of Wichita, 231 mi west of Kansas City, and 336 mi east-southeast of Denver.

KRSL (AM)

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KRSL broadcasts on 990 AM, playing a Classic Country format.
KRSL (990 AM) is a radio station licensed to Russell, Kansas, United States, the station serves the west Kansas area.

Saline River (Kansas)

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The city lies in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains approximately 5 mi south of the Saline River and 8 mi north of the Smoky Hill River.

KBSH-DT

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KBSH-DT, KOCW, and KSNC, the respective satellite stations of the CBS, Fox, and NBC affiliates in Wichita, are located in neighboring counties, placing Russell within their broadcast radius.
On cable, the station is available on channel 7 in most cities within the viewing area; in Hays and Russell, it is carried on Eagle Cable channel 10; in Great Bend, it is carried on Cox Communications channel 12 in standard definition and on digital channel 2012 in high definition.

U.S. Route 281

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Located in north-central Kansas at the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 281, Russell is approximately 113 mi northwest of Wichita, 231 mi west of Kansas City, and 336 mi east-southeast of Denver. Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 40 run concurrently east–west immediately south of Russell, intersecting U.S. Route 281, which runs north–south through the town, at Exit 184.
Following a four-mile (6 km) concurrency with K-4 near Hoisington, the highway intersects Interstate 70 at Russell before joining K-18 near Paradise for an eight-mile (13 km) concurrency.

Russell County Unified School District 407

Russell County Schools
Russell County Unified School District 407 is a school district headquartered in Russell, Kansas.

Smoky Hills PBS

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Smoky Hills Public Television, the PBS affiliate for western Kansas, has its headquarters in nearby Bunker Hill.
The network's offices and network operations center are located in Bunker Hill (just east of Russell), in a historic native stone building.

KRSL-FM

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Its sister station KRSL-FM broadcasts on 95.9 FM, playing a Classic Hits format.
KRSL-FM (95.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Russell, Kansas, United States.

KAKE (TV)

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KAKE, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, operates a translator station (K38GH) in Russell which broadcasts on analog channel 38.
Another translator shuffle occurred on August 15, 2003, as three of the station's low-power repeaters changed channel allocations: K20BU (channel 20) in Russell moved to channel 38 as K38GH, K22CP (channel 22, now KHDS-LD) in Salina moved to channel 51 as K51GC, and K69DQ (channel 69, now KGBD-LD) in Great Bend moved to channel 30 as K30GD.

U.S. Route 40

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Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 40 run concurrently east–west immediately south of Russell, intersecting U.S. Route 281, which runs north–south through the town, at Exit 184.

Special routes of U.S. Route 40

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U.S. Route 40 Business follows U.S. 281 north 1.5 miles to its intersection with the old alignment of U.S. 40, which runs east–west through Russell.
Business U.S. Route 40 is a short business loop through Russell, Kansas.

County seat

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Russell is the most populous city in and the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, United States.

Butterfield Overland Despatch

Butterfield Overland Dispatch
In 1865, the Butterfield Overland Despatch established a short-lived station named Fossil Creek Station along its route from Atchison, Kansas to Denver near the site of modern Russell.

Atchison, Kansas

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In 1865, the Butterfield Overland Despatch established a short-lived station named Fossil Creek Station along its route from Atchison, Kansas to Denver near the site of modern Russell.

Kansas Pacific Railway

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In 1867, the Kansas Pacific Railway reached the area and built its own station, also named Fossil Creek, later just Fossil, north of the Butterfield station.

Kansas Legislature

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That same year, the Kansas Legislature established the surrounding area as Russell County.

Ripon, Wisconsin

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In 1871, colonists from Ripon, Wisconsin established a permanent settlement at Fossil Station, renaming it Russell after the county.

Volga Germans

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In 1876, Volga Germans, mostly from the area around Saratov and Samara in Russia, began settling in and around Russell.

Saratov

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In 1876, Volga Germans, mostly from the area around Saratov and Samara in Russia, began settling in and around Russell.