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COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Jan. 22

As of 3 PM, Friday, January 22, Russell County has 795 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of four since Wednesday, according to the Russell County Health Department...

Jan 22, 2021
Closed for Renovations
Local Russell Public Library Will Be Closed Feb. 1-6

The Russell Public Library will be closed February 1 through 6 while carpet is installed.

Jan 22, 2021
Simpson Elementary
Local USD 407 Preschool Applications Open

USD 407 Russell County Schools is releasing the application for eligibility to enroll in the four-year-old preschool classroom based at Simpson Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.

Jan 22, 2021
109th Rep. Troy Waymaster
Local Rep. Waymaster: From the Dome to Home

The 2021 Kansas Legislative session is underway in Topeka and in his weekly newsletter, 109th Representative Troy Waymaster discusses property tax transparency, the regulation of abortions and bill he...

Jan 22, 2021
Raymond Curtis Mader
Local Former Russell Mayor Curt Mader Passes Away

Former Russell Mayor Raymond Curtis "Curt" Mader has died. He was 55.

Jan 22, 2021
Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407 Board of Education Will Meet Jan. 25

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education will meet Monday, January 25 at 5:30 PM at the Central Administration Office in downtown Russell.

Jan 22, 2021
COVID-19
Local Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas' COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Jan 21, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Jan. 20

As of 5 PM, Wednesday, January 20, Russell County has 791 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of four since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Department...

Jan 20, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Announces Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Governor Laura Kelly has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard in Kansas.

Jan 20, 2021
City of Russell Logo
Local Russell City Council Approves Water Rate Increase

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a water rate increase.

Jan 20, 2021
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Jan. 26, 27

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, January 26 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, January 27 from 9 to 11 AM.

Jan 20, 2021
Larry Geist
Local USD 399 Superintendent Larry Geist Announces Resignation

USD 399 Natoma-Paradise-Waldo Superintendent Larry Geist has announced his resignation.

Jan 20, 2021