Flood Warning for SE Russell, NW Ellsworth, SW Lincoln Counties until 12:45pm. Flash Flood Warning for SE Ellis County Canceled. 2-4 Inches of Rain in those areas.

Local Events

Winter Wheat Planting Now Underway

Planting WheatKansas growers have begun seeding their fields for next year's winter wheat crop.

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SHPTV to Broadcast Gubernatorial, Senatorial Debates

Election 2014Election season is upon us with statewide and local races to be decided on November 4. Smoky Hills Public Television is providing access to the debates for several of these races.

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Nearly 200 Attend BGPF Fishing Derby

2014 Fishing Derby 1Nearly 200 kids, parents and grandparents came out to the Black Gold Pheasants Forever Fishing Derby Sunday afternoon at the Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites pond in Russell.

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Men Accused of Poaching Doves

DoveState wildlife officials are deciding what type of charges to file against four men who they say shot 209 doves in one day in Ellis County.

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Russell County Treasurer's Office Announces License Changes

Drivers LicenseRussell County Treasurer Cindy Reed would like to announce the Russell Driver's License Office no longer has a state examiner.

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Senator Moran Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Internships

Senator Jerry MoranUS Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has announced he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for spring 2015.

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RMS Open House, Orientation is Sept. 9

Ruppenthal Middle SchoolRuppenthal Middle School in Russell will host its annual open house and orientation Tuesday, September 9 for RMS students and their parents.

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