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Rusty Crayfish
Local Researchers Discover Undocumented Crayfish Species in Kansas

Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes – that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater...

Jul 22, 2021
Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center
Local NWKEICI Helps Northwest Kansas Entrepreneurs Dreams Become Reality

When it comes to developing an idea, professional insight and experience makes the difference in launching a new product.

Jul 22, 2021
Getting ready for the Turtle and Frog Races on Tuesday, July 20 at the Russell County Free Fair.
Local Sights and Sounds from Russell County Free Fair

The Russell County Free Fair is being held this week at the fairgrounds in Russell.

Jul 22, 2021
KCARE Watershed Specialist Herschel George fills a newly installed tire tank at the Corley farm in Russell County.
Local Tailgate Talks to Feature Expert Speakers, Local Landowners

Kansas landowners are invited to attend a Tailgate Talk on July 28 focused on protecting water quality, creating alternative watering sources for livestock and other topics.

Jul 21, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for July 21

As of Noon, Wednesday, July 21, Russell County has had 880 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, an increase of five cases since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Departm...

Jul 21, 2021
Russell City Council 5-4-21
Local Russell City Council Hears Request for Interest Response for 830 North Main

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and heard a Request for Interest response presentation regarding the building at 830 North Main Street.

Jul 21, 2021
Smoky Hills PBS
Local Heartland Community Foundation Awards Grant to Smoky Hills PBS

The Heartland Community Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS with a grant for $1,500 to support the station's Literacy Leadership Program.

Jul 21, 2021
Motorcycle Accident
Local Russell Man Injured Tuesday in Motorcycle Wreck

A Russell man was injured Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck in Russell.

Jul 21, 2021
Local RFD5 Bunker Hill, Dorrance Firefighters Respond to Semi Truck Fire

Rural Fire District Five Bunker Hill and Dorrance firefighters responded to a semi truck fire Tuesday evening on Interstate 70 in Russell County.

Jul 21, 2021
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local KDHE Awards 22 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Community Health Promotion team is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant.

Jul 20, 2021
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Discuss Health Insurance Savings

The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and discussed health insurance savings.

Jul 20, 2021
David Caudill
Local Russell Regional Hospital Announces New CEO

Russell Regional Hospital welcomes new CEO David Caudill to the Russell area community.

Jul 20, 2021