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Russell County's COVID-19 Case Total is Now Eight

CoronavirusThe Russell County Health Department has received notification of two more Russell County residents who tested positive for COVID-19. Russell County's case total is now eight.

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Great Bend Teen Injured in Rollover Wreck North of Russell

Rollover AccidentA Great Bend teen was injured Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle rollover wreck on US Highway 281 north of Russell.

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After 28 Years, Malinda Walker Announces Retirement from SHPBS

Malinda WalkerMalinda Walker, Smoky Hills PBS Membership Director, has announced her retirement from Smoky Hills PBS at the end of July. Walker has been with Smoky Hills PBS for 28 years, serving as the Membership Director since 1992.

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City of Lucas Awarded Loan, Grant for Community Facility Renovation

Roger MarshallThe USDA, through its Community Facilities Direct Loan Program, announced the awarding of loan and grant funds to the City of Lucas for the renovation of an existing facility within the community.

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Fire Department to Begin Pre-Planning Local Businesses

City of Russell Fire DepartmentIn an effort to better equip first responders with important information enroute to fire calls, the City of Russell Fire Department will begin pre-planning local businesses.

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Russell City Council Continues to Discuss 2021 Budget

Terry Morse and Steve Knopp Retirement 7-21-20The Russell City Council met Tuesday and continued discussions regarding the 2021 budget.

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Kansas K-12 Districts Can Start Class On Time After State Board Rejects Governor's Order To Delay

SchoolKansas' elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Governor Laura Kelly's push to delay the 2020-2021 school year until after Labor Day.

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