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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Makes $38.5 Million of CARES Act Funding Available to Kansas Small Businesses, Slow COVID-19 Spread

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the State Finance Council unanimously approved the Kansas Office of Recovery recommendations to allocate $20 million to hard-hit businesses and $18.5 million for pub...

Nov 20, 2020
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Local Friday Feel Good: World's Largest Things, Inc.

Based in Lucas, World's Largest Things, Inc., was established in 2007 as the non-profit expansion of a project initiated in 2002.

Nov 20, 2020
Russell County Commissioners Oct 2020
Local Russell County Commissioners Pass Resolution to Opt Back Into Governor's Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Russell County

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

Nov 20, 2020
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Local Sanitation Routes Altered for Thanksgiving

The City of Russell offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Nov 20, 2020
2020 Santa Button Winners
Local Santa Claus Giveaway Button Design Winners Announced

Each year, Russell Main Street, Inc. hosts a contest with Ruppenthal Middle School students that challenges art students to design a button, which then is utilized for the raffle to give away a specia...

Nov 19, 2020
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Local Russell County Historical Society Hosts What's Up in Russell Coffee

The Russell County Historical Society hosted Tuesday's Russell Main Street, Inc. What's Up in Russell Coffee at the new Autos, Agriculture and Academics Museum at 9th and Kansas.

Nov 19, 2020
Local Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Campaign Announced

From November 20 through 29, the Russell Police Department will join many other law enforcement agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving safe arrival ...

Nov 19, 2020
Industrial Hemp
Local Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Commercial Industrial Hemp Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted at 10 AM on Monday, December 7 to consider the adoption of proposed regulations to govern commercial industrial hemp production in Kansas.

Nov 19, 2020
US Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall
Local House Passes Marshall Bill to Protect Seniors from COVID-19 Scams

On Monday, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislative language, co-sponsored and led by US Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., to protect older Americans from COVID-19-rel...

Nov 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Local Russell County Surpasses 400 Total Cases of COVID-19

Just one week ago, Russell County topped 300 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year. In her 5 PM report on Wednesday, Russell County Health Department Administrator Paula B...

Nov 19, 2020
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Governor Laura Kelly has announced several new steps her administration is taking to combat the spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Nov 18, 2020
Local EPA Reaches Settlements with Oil Production Facilities in Hays for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with two Hays crude oil production facilities for allegedly discharging oil into the Saline River, in violation of the federal Clea...

Nov 18, 2020