Positive News: Russell County Sees Drop in COVID-19 Cases

For the first time in several weeks, Russell County has reported less than 10 new COVID-19 cases in a two or three day span.


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Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407: No School Tuesday, November 24

Russell County USD 407 has announced there will be no school on Tuesday, November 24.

Nov 23, 2020
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local Wilson Kindergartener a Winner in Calendar Contest

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management is recognizing 13 winners of the 2021 Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar competition.

Nov 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Nov. 20

As of 3 PM Friday, November 20, Russell County has 460 positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of 32 since Wednesday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Nov 20, 2020
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Nov. 24, 25

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, November 24 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, November 25 from 9 to 11 AM.

Nov 20, 2020
City of Russell Logo
Local Russell City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Russell County's Decision to Opt Back Into Governor's Executive Order on Masks

The Russell City Council met Friday and passed a resolution in support of Russell County's decision to opt back into Governor Laura Kelly's Executive Order 20-52 requiring the use of masks.

Nov 20, 2020
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Makes $38.5 Million of CARES Act Funding Available to Kansas Small Businesses, Slow COVID-19 Spread

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the State Finance Council unanimously approved the Kansas Office of Recovery recommendations to allocate $20 million to hard-hit businesses and $18.5 million for pub...

Nov 20, 2020


Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association
Sports Two Area Wrestlers Ranked in KWCA Preseason Poll

The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association has released its preseason rankings for the 2020-21 season and two area wrestlers made the Class 3-2-1A poll.

Nov 05, 2020
Russell County USD 407
Sports Russell County USD 407 Announces Winter Sports Spectator Protocols

Russell High School and Ruppenthal Middle School have announced the following spectator protocols for the upcoming 2020-21 winter sports season.

Nov 04, 2020
2020 Kansas 6-Man All-State Team in Dodge City. (Photo by Jodi Staggers.)
Sports Three Natoma Tigers Earn All-State Honors

Three members of the Natoma Tigers football team have been selected to the 2020 Kansas 6-Man All-State Team.

Nov 01, 2020
Sylvan-Lucas' Jonah Huehl and Zach Rose at 1A State Cross Country Meet in Victoria on Saturday, October 31.
Sports Sylvan-Lucas Runners Finish in Top 25 at 1A State Meet

Sylvan-Lucas' Jonah Huehl and Zach Rose both finished in the top 25 at the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet in Victoria on Saturday, October 31.

Oct 31, 2020
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Sports Sylvan-Lucas Mauls South Barber in Playoff Opener

Jaxson Heenan and Geriun Boor combined for 310 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as the Sylvan-Lucas Mustangs ran away and hid from South Barber for a 74-24 road victory in the opening round of the 8-Ma...

Oct 31, 2020
KRSL Football Scoreboard
Sports Area Football Scores - Oct. 30

Area high school football scores for Friday, October 30.

Oct 30, 2020