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COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for July 28

As of Noon, Wednesday, July 28, Russell County has had 888 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, an increase of six since July 21, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Jul 28, 2021
Kansas Water Office
Local Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative Now Accepting Applications

Kansas Water Office Director Connie Owen has announced applications are now being accepted for the Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative (KPRI).

Jul 28, 2021
Russell County USD 407
Local Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Meets for Work Session

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday for a special work session.

Jul 27, 2021
Kansas Corporation Commission
Local KCC Approves AG's Request to Join Winter Weather Gas Cost Dockets

The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved Attorney General Derek Schmidt's request to participate in three dockets investigating unusually high natural gas prices during the February winter weath...

Jul 27, 2021
Fossil Bar and Grill What's Up in Russell Coffee 7-27-21
Local Fossil Bar and Grill Hosts What's Up in Russell Coffee

Fossil Bar and Grill at 1410 South Fossil Street in Russell hosted Tuesday's Russell Main Street, Inc. What's Up in Russell Coffee.

Jul 27, 2021
Russell County Courthouse
Local Retirement Reception for Anita Soukup Set for Thursday

Russell County Appraiser David Gillmore invites the public to a retirement reception for Personal Property Clerk Anita Soukup on Thursday, July 29 from 2 to 4 PM at the Russell County Courthouse.

Jul 26, 2021
Russell Regional Hospital Logo
Local Russell Regional Hospital Fund Opportunity

Investing in local healthcare is made simple through the Russell Regional Hospital Fund at the Russell County Area Community Foundation.

Jul 26, 2021
Steven Johnson
Local Republicans Endorse Steven Johnson for State Treasurer

Republicans in the Kansas Legislature have a favorite for the party nominee for State Treasurer. Representative Steven Johnson (R-Assaria) has released endorsements from 44 Republican legislators.

Jul 23, 2021
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

Jul 23, 2021
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell on July 27

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor and the Russell County Food Pantry on Tuesday, July 27 from 9 to 11 AM.

Jul 22, 2021
Rolling Hills Zoo
Local Pride of the Prairie Planned for Rolling Hills Zoo

Mimicking the savanna grasslands of Africa, the native tall grass prairies of Kansas serve as the inspiration for Rolling Hills Zoo's newest experience and lion habitat, The Pride of the Prairie.

Jul 22, 2021
Russell County Area Community Foundation
Local Area Residents Invited to Make Russell County Great in August

The public is invited to meetings on Monday, August 23 at the Masonic Lodge at 115 East Wisconsin in Russell and Tuesday, August 24 at the Lucas Community Center at 135 South Main in Lucas to brainsto...

Jul 22, 2021