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Natoma Flood 5-16-21
Local Natoma Floods

Natoma and the surrounding area along the Paradise Creek suffered major flooding Sunday.

May 16, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for May 14

As of Noon, Friday, May 14, Russell County has had 862 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, with no new cases since May 12, according to the Russell County Health Department.

May 14, 2021
109th Rep. Troy Waymaster
Local Representative Troy Waymaster to Lead Regional Committee of State, Provincial Legislators on Fiscal Policy

Representative Troy Waymaster, one of Kansas' top fiscal leaders, has been appointed to serve as co-chair of a binational, nonpartisan committee of Midwestern legislators that will explore a wide rang...

May 14, 2021
Russell City Council 5-4-21
Local Russell City Council Will Meet May 18

The Russell City Council will meet Tuesday, May 18 at 4:30 PM at City Hall.

May 14, 2021
Second Promenade Swearing In 5-13-21
Local Prairiesta Promenade Ushers in Kangaroo Court

The Prairiesta shenanigans have officially begun as a kangaroo court was declared at the second Prairiesta Promenade on Thursday, May 13 in downtown Russell.

May 14, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Kansas Adopts CDC's Guidance on Mask-Wearing, Physical Distance

The following statement can be attributed to Governor Laura Kelly regarding the CDC's latest guidance for fully-vaccinated individuals:

May 13, 2021
Dennis Johnson, Dylan Riedel, Tyler Reynolds, Rick Webb and Jacob Boxberger.
Local City of Russell Fire Department Hosts Awards Banquet

The City of Russell Fire Department hosted its annual awards banquet Wednesday evening at the Deines Cultural Center in downtown Russell.

May 13, 2021
Gaylon Walter, Pam Terhune, Margaret Walter, Luci Knopp, Debbie Zachman, Sherry Homeier and Mari Purdy.
Local USD 407 Retirees Honored

USD 407 staff members Sherry Homeier, Luci Knopp, Mari Purdy, Pam Terhune, Gaylon Walter, Margaret Walter and Debbie Zachman were honored Wednesday at a retirement reception at Ruppenthal Middle Schoo...

May 13, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Laura Kelly Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to Ages 12+ in Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly has announced that, due to increasing evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for young people, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now be available to those ages 12...

May 13, 2021
FHSU BCC Partnership
Local FHSU, Barton Community College Partner to Make Transfer Process Easier

Fort Hays State University and Barton Community College have announced that new curriculum guides are now in place to make the path to a four-year degree easier for transfer students.

May 13, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for May 12

As of 3 PM, Wednesday, May 12, Russell County has had 862 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, with four new cases this week, according to the Russell County Health Department.

May 12, 2021
First Prairiesta Promenade 5-6-21
Local Second Prairiesta Promenade is Tonight

The second Prairiesta Promenade is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at 6 PM. Meet at Wisconsin and Main and stroll down the brick road together.

May 12, 2021