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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Allows Temporary Authorization for Additional Vaccinators in Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly has issued an executive order allowing temporary authorization for additional vaccinators during Kansas' state of disaster emergency.

Feb 24, 2021
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Local Prairiesta "Brothers of the Brush" Contest to Begin Tuesday, March 2

Prairiesta 2021 is just around the corner. “Brothers of the community, it is time to start growing beards, longer sideburns, mustaches or goatees,“ says Blaine Stoppel, “Brothers of the Brush” chairma...

Feb 23, 2021
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Local Smoky Hills PBS Affected by Extreme Temperatures

Not seeing some of the shows on Smoky Hills PBS that you are used to seeing? Unfortunately, Smoky Hills PBS was affected by the extreme weather conditions last week.

Feb 23, 2021
Russell County USD 407
Local Russell County USD 407 BOE Approves Bid for Electrical Upgrades at Ruppenthal Middle School

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday and approved a bid for major electrical upgrades at Ruppenthal Middle School.

Feb 23, 2021
Rollover Accident
Local Hays Man Injured in Rollover Wreck in Ellsworth County

A Hays man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck Monday afternoon on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

Feb 22, 2021
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Local City of Russell Discusses Impacts of Last Week's SPP Energy Crisis on Upcoming Bills

Many City of Russell customers are concerned about electricity rates increasing next month due to last week's 14-state energy crisis.

Feb 22, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Feb. 22

As of Noon, Monday, February 22, Russell County has 837 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of five since Friday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Feb 22, 2021
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Local Russell-Grant Township Firefighters Respond to Barn Fire

Russell-Grant Township Firefighters responded to a barn fire Friday evening north of Russell.

Feb 22, 2021
Simpson Elementary
Local Pre-K Application Deadline Approaching, Early Childhood Screening Dates Announced

If you have a child who will be four years old by August 31, 2021, they are eligible for the USD 407 district Pre-K classroom.

Feb 22, 2021
Elaine Bowers
Local Senator Bowers: Senate Scene Week Six

In this week's edition of her newsletter Senate Scene, 36th District Senator Elaine Bowers looks back at the sixth week of the Kansas Senate session.

Feb 22, 2021
Southwest Power Pool Coverage Area
Local Good News: SPP Returns to Normal Operations

The Southwest Power Pool, which the City of Russell and area electrical companies are part of, announced late Saturday night it has returned to normal operations and has enough generation to meet dema...

Feb 21, 2021
Local No New COVID-19 Cases in Russell County

No new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Russell County since Wednesday, February 17.

Feb 20, 2021