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Local Russell City Council Approves Ordinance That Amends City Code Regarding Fireworks

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a new ordinance that amends City of Russell code regarding fireworks.

May 22, 2024
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Local Russell Municipal Swimming Pool, Historic Park Splash Pad to Open May 25

The City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool and Historic Park Splash Pad will open for the summer 2024 season this Saturday, May 25.

May 22, 2024
Russell Deputy City Manager Kayla Schneider, Russell Mayor Jim Cross, Patsy Denault and KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio Marketing Representative Erik Stone.
Local Russell Community Impact Award Recognizes Patsy Denault for Outstanding Dedication to Local Businesses, Community

The Russell Community Impact Award Committee is pleased to announce Patsy Denault as the April 2024 Russell Community Impact Award recipient.

May 22, 2024
City of Russell Featured in Site Selection Magazine
Local Russell Promotes Community in Site Selection Magazine's State of Kansas Economic Development Guide

For the second consecutive year, the City of Russell has been prominently featured in Site Selection Magazine's Annual State of Kansas Economic Development Guide.

May 22, 2024
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Local Public Encouraged to Check Contractor Licensure Status

There has been an influx of contractors coming into the Russell community following the May 19 severe storm event.

May 22, 2024
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Local Russell Recovers: Severe Destructive Storm Causes Widespread Damage

The City of Russell and Russell County experienced severe weather on the afternoon of May 19.

May 22, 2024
5-19-24 Russell Tornado
Local NWS: Confirmed Tornado Touched Down Sunday Just Outside of Russell

The National Weather Service of Wichita damage survey team has confirmed two areas of tornado damage from Sunday's storms. One was northwest of Russell and the other was northeast of Wilson.

May 21, 2024
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Local Russell County Commissioners Sign Resolution Declaring Countywide Disaster

The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and signed a resolution declaring a countywide disaster as a result of Sunday's severe weather.

May 21, 2024
Fort Hays State University
Local FHSU's National Science Foundation Grant Aims to Fill Rural Teaching Gaps

Fort Hays State University will address the challenge of staffing high-need rural schools with effective science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers through a $1.45 million grant from th...

May 21, 2024
Lisa Beran
Local Beran Seeks Re-Election to 20th District Judge Post

District Judge Lisa Beran has announced she will seek re-election as 20th Judicial District Division 3 Judge.

May 21, 2024
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Will Hold Special Meeting May 29

The Russell County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at 9 AM in the Commission Chambers at the Russell County Courthouse.

May 21, 2024
Kansas Department of Commerce
Local Lieutenant Governor Toland Announces $500,000 in Tourism Attraction Development Grants

Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland has announced $500,000 has been awarded in the latest round of Attraction Development Grant funding.

May 21, 2024