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Russell Area Farmers Market
Local Russell Farmer's Market Opening Day Will Be June 24

The 2022 Russell Farmer's Market opening day will be June 24.

May 26, 2022
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Secures Presidential Disaster Declaration to Assist Rural Counties Recovering from Winter Storms

Governor Laura Kelly has announced her request for a federal disaster declaration for the winter storms that occurred in late March has been granted.

May 26, 2022
Chris Rowland
Local KBI Arrests Former Ellinwood Police Officer

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former police officer from the Ellinwood Police Department.

May 26, 2022
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local KDHE Urges Kansans to Practice Water Safety Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment would like to encourage the public to exercise caution while enjoying streams, rivers and lakes over the Memorial Day weekend and through the summer.

May 26, 2022
Local President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kansas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to Kansas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by seve...

May 26, 2022
USD 407 Summer Meal Program
Local USD 407 Offering Summer Meal Program June 6-July 28

Russell County USD 407 is offering a summer meal program from June 6 through July 28.

May 25, 2022
Russell City Pool 2022
Local City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool Opens Saturday

The City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool at Memorial Park will open for the summer on Saturday, May 28.

May 25, 2022
Local Election Filing Deadline is June 1

A Primary Election will be held August 2 in Russell County and the filing deadline for these positions is June 1 at Noon according to the Russell County Clerk's Office.

May 25, 2022
National Weather Service
Local Russell Sets New Record Low Max Temp

A record low maximum temperature of 52 degrees was set at Russell on May 24. This broke the previous record of 58 set in 2002 according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.

May 25, 2022
City of Russell Logo
Local Sanitation Routes Altered for Memorial Day

City of Russell offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

May 25, 2022
Spring 2022 Cost Share Program Announcement
Local Governor Laura Kelly Announces More Than $7 Million in Transportation Project Investments

Governor Laura Kelly joined Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz Tuesday to announce that more than $7 million will be awarded to 11 transportation construction projects through the Kansas Department...

May 24, 2022
Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407 Board of Education Discusses Collaboration with Russell Regional Hospital for Daycare

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed possible collaboration with Russell Regional Hospital for daycare services.

May 24, 2022