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Russell City Council 1-3-23
Local Russell City Council Discusses Sales Tax to Fund Water Projects

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and discussed a resolution to submit to the qualified electors of the City of Russell the proposition of levying a one-cent retailers sales tax for the purpose of ...

Feb 21, 2024
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Approve Sheriff's Office Wage Increase

The Russell County Commissioners met Tuesday and received an update from Russell County Sheriff Andy VanDerWege.

Feb 21, 2024
Russell County Commissioners Daron Woelk, Steve Reinhardt and Duke Strobel, Joetta Steckman and Russell County Attorney Dan Krug.
Local Joetta Steckman Recognized for 40 Years of Service to Russell County

The Kansas Association of Counties, the Russell County Commissioners and Russell County Attorney Dan Krug recognized Legal Secretary Joetta Steckman for 40 years of service to Russell County at Tuesda...

Feb 21, 2024
Russell Deputy City Manager Kayla Schneider, Russell Mayor Jim Cross, Janae Talbott, Russell County Area Community Foundation Executive Director Angela Muller and KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio General Manager Mike McKenna.
Local Janae Talbott Named Inaugural Winner of Russell Community Impact Award

The City of Russell, in partnership with KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio and the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, launched an exciting monthly celebration dedicated to recognizing and honoring the unsung heroe...

Feb 21, 2024
Kansas Farm Bureau
Local South Bend Industrial Hemp to Launch Apprenticeship Program Through KFB's RKAP

South Bend Industrial Hemp is launching an apprenticeship program for two positions through Kansas Farm Bureau's award-winning Rural Kansas Apprenticeship Program (RKAP).

Feb 21, 2024
Local Russell Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash Tuesday Just Outside of Russell

A Russell man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning just outside of Russell.

Feb 20, 2024
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Rally Shooting Victim

Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, February 24 in honor of Elizabeth "Lisa" Lopez-Galvan, a Kansan who died in the shooting at the...

Feb 20, 2024
Tracey Mann
Local Representative Mann Celebrates National FFA Week

US Representatives Tracey Mann of Kansas and Jimmy Panetta of California, co-chairs of the Congressional FFA Caucus, and US Representatives GT Thompson of Pennsylvania and Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, ...

Feb 20, 2024
Second Annual Special Sale Supports Kansas FFA
Local Second Annual Special Sale Supports Kansas FFA

With trailers lining the streets outside of Heartland Regional Stockyards, a sense of excitement surrounding the special FFA sale hosted at the selling facility in Plainville on Tuesday, February 13 c...

Feb 19, 2024
Russell Regional Hospital
Local RRH Earns Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Award from The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Russell Regional Hospital has announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Feb 19, 2024
DCF Announces Case Management Provider Contracts
Local DCF Announces Case Management Provider Contracts

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has announced the awarding of contracts for its Case Management Providers (CMP), which focus on foster care services for Kansas.

Feb 19, 2024
USD 407 Steering Committee Meeting 1-17-24
Local Next USD 407 Community Steering Committee Meeting is February 21 at RHS Cafeteria

This Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM in the Russell High School Cafeteria at 565 East State Street in Russell is the next USD 407 Community Steering Committee meeting.

Feb 19, 2024