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Governor Kelly Moves Kansas Into Modified Phase 2

Laura KellyKansas Governor Laura Kelly will sign Executive Order 20-34, which moves Kansas into Phase 2 of "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas." Phase 2, effective Friday, May 22, 2020, will be modified to include data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.

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Majority of Russell County Free Fair Canceled

Russell County Commission Meeting 5-4-20The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and voted to cancel a majority, but not all, of the 2020 Russell County Free Fair due to COVID-19 concerns.

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USD 407 Free Drive Thru Lunch is May 20

Russell Champion MascottSwing by the Russell High School Shaffer Field east parking area and join USD 407 for a free drive thru lunch on Wednesday, May 20 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

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Hansen Foundation Provides Grant of $115,000 to Smoky Hills PBS

SHPBS LogoThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS with a grant for $115,000 to support the station's educational mission, children's programming and local productions of Smoky Hills PBS, as well as station operations.

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COVID-19 Changes Plans for Russell Memorial Day Program

Memorial Day 2016 6Traditionally, Russell VFW Post 6240 and Russell American Legion Post 99 join together to host Memorial Day Programs at cemeteries in Bunker Hill, Gorham and Russell. But as we all know, this has been far from a normal year.

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National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22

Boat Safety WeekNational Safe Boating Week is May 16 through 22 and Safe Kids Kansas reminds families to follow safety recommendations before heading out on open water.

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RHS Class of 2020 Spotlight Show

Class of 2020This is a project we're all excited to present to the Russell High School seniors, families and friends - the RHS Class of 2020 Spotlight Show.

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