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2024 Lemonade Stand Challenge Save the Date
Local Lemonade Stands List for Russell's Third Annual Lemonade Stand Challenge Released

The lemonade stands list for Russell's Third Annual Lemonade Stand Challenge on June 21 and 22 has been released.

Jun 20, 2024
Lead Service Line Inventory
Local Help the City of Russell Finish Up Its Lead Service Line Inventory

Help the City of Russell finish up its lead service line inventory. If the City hasn't received a response from your address, please expect a visit from City crews as they work to complete this requir...

Jun 20, 2024
USD 407 Steering Committee Meeting 2-21-24
Local USD 407 Facilities Steering Committee Meets Again with Schaefer Architecture, Members of the Public

The USD 407 Facilities Steering Committee held its June meeting Wednesday with architects from Schaefer Architecture and members of the public at Russell Junior-Senior High School.

Jun 20, 2024
Russell Police Department
Local Scammer Claiming to be Russell Police Chief

A new scam has arrived in Russell. Scammers are using the Russell Police Department's phone number, 785-483-2121, and claiming to be Russell Police Chief Jordan Harrison.

Jun 20, 2024
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local KDHE Supports Older Adults Health, Independence with Federal Awards

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is proud to announce its receipt of two federal awards from the US Administration for Community Living (ACL) aimed at enhancing the well-being and indep...

Jun 20, 2024
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Local Agriculture Education Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills, Competencies Certificates

Twenty-five students from five schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate.

Jun 20, 2024
Russell City Council 1-3-23
Local Russell City Council Approves Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Agreement

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant agreement.

Jun 19, 2024
Youth Appreciation Award Recipients
Local Great Bend Optimist Club Recognizes 17 Graduating Seniors from GBHS with Youth Appreciation Award

The Great Bend Optimist Club recently recognized 17 graduating seniors from Great Bend High School with their Youth Appreciation Award.

Jun 19, 2024
Summer Meal Program
Local Luray Community Foundation is Providing Free Summer Lunch Program for Luray Area Children

The Luray Community Foundation is providing a free summer lunch program for Luray area children ages one through 18 that runs through July 15.

Jun 19, 2024
Troy Waymaster
Local Waymaster Recognized for Perfect Voting Record

State Representative Troy L. Waymaster of Bunker Hill was recognized for his 100 percent voting record during the 2024 Legislative Session.

Jun 18, 2024
Smoky Hills PBS
Local Russell County Area Community Foundation Provides Grant to SHPBS

The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS a grant for $1,000.

Jun 18, 2024
Russell Play Park Design Rendering
Local Russell Play Park Committee Shares Exciting Fundraising Update

As Russell gears up for the Third Annual Lemonade Stand Challenge, the Russell Play Park Committee wants to share an exciting update.

Jun 18, 2024