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City of Russell Offices to Reopen May 18

City of Russell LogoThe Russell City Building will reopen Monday, May 18. All other city facilities remain closed to the public until further notice, including playground equipment and outdoor restrooms in public parks.

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Providing New Relief Program to Small Business

Kansas State CapitolThe State Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee passed legislation Friday to help Kansas small business owners, paying attention to the Kansas agricultural community.

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US Highway 281 Project is Underway

US 281 Project 5-13-20 1Construction on the long awaited T-WORKS project on US Highway 281 north of Russell is underway according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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Friday Feel Good: Helping Russell County Families

Friday Feel Good #1 5-15-20Concluded from data from the last census, a projected 14.5 percent of families in Russell County reside in households below the federal poverty guidelines, totaling a little over 1,000 residents who qualify for Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas (CCNKS) financial assistance.

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Kansas Governor Slows Reopening, Limits to Go into Late June

Laura KellyDemocratic Governor Laura Kelly on Thursday slowed down the reopening of Kansas' economy, ordering bars and bowling alleys to remain closed through the end of the month and keeping some coronavirus-inspired restrictions in place until near the end of June.

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Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition Hires Executive Director

Andy StantonThe Board of Directors of the Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition has hired Andy Stanton as an independent contractor to fulfill the duties of Executive Director for the 18-county regional tourism coalition. Stanton will begin working with KPRLC immediately.

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USD 407 Hosts Drive-Through Retirement Reception

USD 407 Retirement Reception 1 5-13-20The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education and the Russell County National Education Association hosted a special drive-through retirement reception on Wednesday in front of Simpson Elementary School in Russell.

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