Westbound I-70 at Russell exit being closed due to poor winter weather conditions in western Kansas.

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Sales Tax Exemption, Refund Programs Available for Fencing Materials

Department of RevenueTo help farmers and ranchers rebuilding after the 2016 and 2017 Kansas wildfires, the Kansas Department of Revenue has created www.ksrevenue.org/wildfires with information on applying for refund and exemption certificates.


Dorrance Steak Feed Generates More Than $5,400 for Andy Phelps

Check Presented to Andy PhelpsOn Saturday, March 18 the Dorrance American Legion Post #334 held a steak feed to benefit Dorrance firefighter Andy Phelps. Phelps tragically lost his home and pets in the Wilson Lake fire on March 6.


Temporary Road Closure Announced for Bridge Repairs

Road Closed Picture181st Street from Fairfield Road going south to Lincoln Road in Russell County will be closed beginning Monday, March 27 at 9 AM for bridge repairs on a bridge that crosses Big Creek.


Russell City Council Awards Walking Trail Bid

Russell City Council 2-7-17The Russell City Council met Tuesday afternoon and awarded a bid for the construction of a concrete walking trail at Memorial Park.


Russell County Commissioners Approve Purchase of Motor Graders

County Commissioners 1-16-17The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and approved the purchase of two new motor graders.


USD 407 School Day Changes in April

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15On March 13, the USD 407 Board of Education voted to modify the school calendar to accommodate facility planning sessions needed between GLMV Architects and staff members.


Dry Conditions Hurting Kansas Winter Wheat Crop

Wheat EmergenceThe latest snapshot of Kansas crop conditions shows the lack of rain is hurting the state's winter wheat crop.


Mike in Morning Banner
Russell, KS weather