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COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Feb. 26

As of Noon, Friday, February 26, Russell County has 842 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of three since Wednesday, according to the Russell County Health Departme...

Feb 26, 2021
Stephen McAllister
Local US Attorney Stephen McAllister Steps Down Effective Feb. 28

As requested by the Biden Administration of all presidentially-appointed US Attorneys, United States Attorney for the District of Kansas and Lucas native Stephen R. McAllister is resigning his positio...

Feb 26, 2021
Great Plains Manufacturing
Local Great Plains Manufacturing, Land Pride to Host Area Job Fair

Great Plains Manufacturing and Land Pride are hosting an area job fair in Lucas to find qualified applicants to support recent company growth at its Tipton and Lucas manufacturing facilities.

Feb 26, 2021
109th Rep. Troy Waymaster
Local Rep. Waymaster: From the Dome to Home

The Kansas Legislative session continues in Topeka and in this week's newsletter, 109th Representative Troy Waymaster updates us on several hot topics and bills.

Feb 26, 2021
Crash
Local Bunker Hill Man Injured in Crash in Ellis County

A Bunker Hill man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Ellis County.

Feb 26, 2021
City of Russell Logo
Local Russell City Council Will Meet March 2

The Russell City Council will meet Tuesday, March 2 at 4:30 PM at City Hall.

Feb 26, 2021
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Will Meet March 1

The Russell County Commissioners will meet Monday, March 1 at the Russell County Courthouse beginning at 9 AM.

Feb 26, 2021
National Weather Service
Local Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-5

Kansas severe weather awareness week is March 1 through 5 and the statewide test tornado drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2 at 10 AM.

Feb 25, 2021
Russell's Best Tent
Local Local Crafters and Entrepreneurs Invited to Prairiesta in Russell

Calling all Russell area crafters, entrepreneurs and innovators! You are invited to be part of Russell’s Best Tent during Prairiesta this June in Russell.

Feb 25, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Laura Kelly Provides Update on PPP Program to Aid Kansas' Economic Recovery

Governor Laura Kelly has shared details regarding changes in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that will increase access and relief to businesses with under 20 employees and other business owners ...

Feb 25, 2021
Bomgaars
Local Bomgaars Acquires Former Russell Shopko Store

Bomgaars Supply, Inc., a farm and ranch chain based in Sioux City, Iowa, recently purchased the former Shopko building in Russell.

Feb 25, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Feb. 24

As of Noon, Wednesday, February 24, Russell County has 840 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of three since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Departme...

Feb 24, 2021