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Switchgrass Dubbed Most Popular Mountain Bike Trail in Kansas

Switchgrass Mountain Bike, an online website for outdoor enthusiasts that centers around camping, hiking, skiing and mountain biking, recently came out with a list of the Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails for 2015 and Switchgrass Trail at Wilson State Park in Russell County took the lead for Kansas.


Sharp Takes Over Salvation Army Football Program

Sharp PerformanceThe Salvation Army in Salina is teaming up with one of the Midwest's top leaders in health and human performance to enhance and expand its long running Football Program.


Commodity Distribution is May 20, 21

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week, one on Wednesday and the other on Thursday.


Bickerdyke Third Graders Donate 100 Gallons of Pull Tabs to McDonald's

Pull Tabs 1Bickerdyke Elementary School students are learning how a little thing can make a big difference in the lives of other people. Their goal was to fill 100 one-gallon containers with aluminum beverage can pull tabs for Wichita's two Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms by May 13. They met their goal on April 30.


RHS Track Rebuild Approved

USD 407 BOE 8-11-14The USD 407 Board of Education Monday evening approved a three-quarter million dollar project to rebuild the Russell High School running track at the Shaffer Field Complex.


Nighttime Thunderstorm Project Coming to Kansas

PECAN Research EquipmentOn June 1, more than 100 researchers from across the country will be converging on the Great Plains to chase and study severe thunderstorm complexes called Mesoscale Convective Systems, which cause floods, damaging winds and hail after dark.


Lucas to Host Lid Off Film Festival in September

Lid Off Film FestivalFrom September 25 to 27, 2015, the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, along with Peter Max Lawrence, will present the newly established three-day Lid Off Film Festival.


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