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Russell County USD 407
Local Superintendent Swayne: Keep Kids in School for As Long As We Can

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed COVID-19 responses, data and planning.

Nov 24, 2020
Operation Christmas Child
Local Operation Christmas Child Packs 2,132 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes This Year in Russell County

Operation Christmas Child packed a total of 2,132 gift-filled shoeboxes this year in Russell County.

Nov 24, 2020
Kansas Department of Labor
Local Phishing Attack Warning from Kansas Department of Labor

Please be aware that a fraudulent SMS (e.g. texting) phishing attempt is being distributed on mobile devices.

Nov 24, 2020
Smoky Hills PBS
Local Smoky Hills PBS Receives Grant from Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation

The Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS with a grant for $5,000.

Nov 24, 2020
Russell VFW
Local Russell VFW Cancels All December Activities

Russell VFW Post Commander Lee Keffer has announced all December activities and meetings are canceled at the VFW due to COVID-19 precautions.

Nov 24, 2020
COVID-19
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Nov. 23

As of 4 PM Monday, November 23, Russell County has 499 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of 39 since Friday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Nov 23, 2020
Lofland Family
Local Lofland Family is Russell's Family of the Year

The Lofland family is Russell's Family of the Year.

Nov 23, 2020
Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407: No School Tuesday, November 24

Russell County USD 407 has announced there will be no school on Tuesday, November 24.

Nov 23, 2020
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local Wilson Kindergartener a Winner in Calendar Contest

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management is recognizing 13 winners of the 2021 Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar competition.

Nov 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Nov. 20

As of 3 PM Friday, November 20, Russell County has 460 positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of 32 since Wednesday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Nov 20, 2020
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Nov. 24, 25

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, November 24 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, November 25 from 9 to 11 AM.

Nov 20, 2020
City of Russell Logo
Local Russell City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Russell County's Decision to Opt Back Into Governor's Executive Order on Masks

The Russell City Council met Friday and passed a resolution in support of Russell County's decision to opt back into Governor Laura Kelly's Executive Order 20-52 requiring the use of masks.

Nov 20, 2020