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36th District Senator Elaine Bowers
Local Senator Bowers: Senate Scene

State Senator Elaine Bowers has released her week six Senate Scene legislative newsletter.

Feb 19, 2024
Local Injury Accident Near Russell Caused When One Driver Fell Asleep

A Saturday evening injury accident near Russell was caused when one driver fell asleep and crossed the center line.

Feb 19, 2024
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Local Russell High School to Celebrate National FFA Week

National FFA Week is February 17 through 24 and Russell High School will celebrate with several activities.

Feb 16, 2024
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Local State Granted Additional Time to File for Major Federal Disaster Declaration

The state of Kansas has been granted an extension to submit a request for a major federal disaster declaration for a major winter storm that struck the state January 7-16, which included heavy snowfal...

Feb 16, 2024
Barton County Drug Arrests 2-15-24
Local Three Arrested Following Barton County Search Warrants

On February 15 just after 7 AM, Barton County Sheriff's Detectives and Deputies executed two search warrants in the city of Great Bend and one just south of the city.

Feb 16, 2024
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Local City Offices, Public Transit Closed, Sanitation Routes Altered for Presidents Day

City of Russell offices will be closed and the public transportation bus will not operate on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day.

Feb 16, 2024
Troy Waymaster
Local Representative Waymaster: From the Dome to Home

State Representative Troy Waymaster has released his latest legislative newsletter.

Feb 15, 2024
Local March 19 is the Presidential Preference Primary in Kansas

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 is the Presidential Preference Primary Election in Kansas.

Feb 15, 2024
Engaged Kansas
Local Three Statewide Groups Join Engaged Kansas Coalition Encouraging Local Service

Engaged Kansas has added Kansas Association of REALTORS (KAR), Kansas Medical Society (KMS) and United WE to its coalition of organizations that are encouraging and supporting civic-minded individuals...

Feb 15, 2024
Doctors on Call on Smoky Hills PBS
Local Next Week's Doctors on Call Features Dr. Aimee Riegel

Doctors on Call, a local production of Smoky Hills PBS, will feature Dr. Aimee Riegel from FIT PT and Wellness in Hays on Tuesday, February 20 at 7 PM and will focus on physical therapy, nutrition and...

Feb 14, 2024
Natoma American Legion Auxiliary Kansas Day Program
Local Natoma American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109 Helps Students Celebrate Kansas Day

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109 in Natoma launched a new year in planning their annual calendar of projects and events.

Feb 13, 2024
Smoky Hills PBS
Local State Representatives Wasinger, Fairchild on This Week's Kansas Legislature Program

The Kansas Legislature, a local production of Smoky Hills PBS, will feature State Representatives Barb Wasinger of Hays and Brett Fairchild of St. John on Friday, February 16 at 7 PM.

Feb 13, 2024