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Airway Heights honors former mayor

Rushing declares May 30 Richard C. Russell Day.


The city of Airway Heights honored one its own this past weekend.

Last Friday, May 30, was proclaimed as Richard C. Russell Day in honor of the passing of former Airway Heights mayor Richard Russell, 85.

In tribute to Russell, current Mayor Patrick Rushing lowered the flags to half-mast.

Rushing said he had met with Russell while his health was failing. He also knew Russell during his own time as a city council member.

“Dick (Russell) was a good friend well before I was on the council,” Rushing said. He was always there to give advice and the guy was top-notch. It was a pleasure to...

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