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Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Sign Disaster Declaration

The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and signed a disaster declaration for recent flooding.

May 18, 2021
2021 RHS Graduation
Local Russell High School Holds 135th Commencement

Russell High School held its 135th Commencement on Saturday, May 15 at Shaffer Field.

May 18, 2021
Russell County Farm Bureau
Local Nichols, Pfeifer Receive Russell County Farm Bureau Scholarships

The Russell County Farm Bureau Scholarships were established in memory of longtime Board Members Randyl Becker and Margaret Denning.

May 18, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Declares State of Emergency for Flooding

Governor Laura Kelly has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for flooding that occurred in counties throughout the state.

May 18, 2021
Tracey Mann
Local Rep. Tracey Mann's Statement on Flooding in Natoma

Representative Tracey Mann released the following statement regarding the flooding in northwest Kansas.

May 18, 2021
Russell Regional Hospital Logo
Local Masks Still Required at Russell Regional Hospital

While Russell Regional Hospital is aware that last week Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas was adopting the new CDC guidance for the public in regards to mask usage, this guidance does not app...

May 18, 2021
Natoma Flooding Drone Picture 5-16-21 2
Local Stream Advisory Issued for Paradise Creek East of Natoma

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a stream advisory for the Paradise Creek along the area east of Natoma located near the wastewater treatment facility.

May 17, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for May 17

As of Noon, Monday, May 17, Russell County has had 862 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, with no new cases since May 12, according to the Russell County Health Department.

May 17, 2021
Natoma Flooding Drone Picture 5-16-21
Local How to Help Those in Natoma

As the city of Natoma starts to clean up from Sunday's flood, many in the area are asking how they can help.

May 17, 2021
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Natoma

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Natoma public water supply system located in Osborne County. This advisory is not related to COVID-19.

May 17, 2021
Natoma Legion Hall Flooding 5-17-21
Local Natoma's American Legion Hall Restoration Suffers Setback with Flood

Natoma's American Legion Hall Restoration Phase Three was almost complete after three years of volunteer work giving new life to the historic World War II Army Air Corps barrack for B-29 pilots.

May 17, 2021
Luray Detour Damage 5-16-21
Local K-18 Shoofly Detour at Luray Damaged by Flooding

Flood waters have caused significant damage to the shoofly detour on the Kansas Highway 18 bridge project at Luray.

May 17, 2021