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Tracey Mann
Local Representative Mann Appointed to House Small Business Committee

US Representative Tracey Mann of Kansas has been selected to serve on the House Small Business Committee.

Feb 02, 2023
2022 Russell County Free Fair 1
Local Russell County Fair Dates Set

The dates have been set for the 2023 Russell County Free Fair.

Feb 02, 2023
Cottonwood Connections
Local Cottonwood Connections Season Two Premieres on Smoky Hills PBS

The history series Cottonwood Connections is back for season two with host Don Rowlison. The half-hour docu-series airs on Smoky Hills PBS at 6 PM on Sundays and Saturdays starting February 5.

Feb 02, 2023
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Local FSA Rolls Out Revenue Based Disaster, Pandemic Assistance Programs

Agricultural producers can begin to apply for two new important programs for revenue losses from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic. Both programs equitably fill gaps in earlier ...

Feb 02, 2023
US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Local Senator Moran Appointed to Serve on Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

US Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas released the following statement after being selected to serve on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees intelligence activities and programs o...

Feb 02, 2023
Fire Department Receives DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Grant
Local City of Russell Fire Department Receives DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Grant

The City of Russell Fire Department has been awarded an $11,830 grant to purchase bail out devices to be used in immediate life safety threats for firefighters fighting fires on elevated surfaces.

Feb 02, 2023
Russell Police Department and Russell County Sheriff's Office
Local Russell County Law Enforcement to Conduct Joint Active Threat Training

On Thursday, February 2 between the hours of 6 and 10 PM, the Russell Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff's Office will conduct a joint training exercise involving active threat situation...

Feb 01, 2023
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Announces 988 Lifeline Has Helped Nearly 27 Percent More Callers in First Six Months

Governor Laura Kelly has announced that since its launch in July 2022, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has handled a nearly 27 percent increase in call volume compared to the six months before its...

Feb 01, 2023
Tracey Mann
Local Representative Mann Selected to Serve on Transportation, Infrastructure Subcommittees

US Representative Tracey Mann of Kansas has been selected to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Subcommittee on Aviation and Subcommittee on Rai...

Feb 01, 2023
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Local Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Program Closed

A year and a half after Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) launched, the program has closed.

Feb 01, 2023
Kansas Department of Transportation
Local Every Life Saved is a Success, But More Can Be Done to Prevent Fatality Crashes

The good news - Kansas Department of Transportation preliminary crash notifications for 2022 show Kansas experienced a three percent decrease in fatalities compared to 2021.

Feb 01, 2023
US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Local Senators Moran, Tester and Hassan Introduce Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act

US Senators Jerry Moran of Kansas, Jon Tester of Montana and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire – members on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (SVAC) – recently introduced the Elizabeth Dole Home Car...

Feb 01, 2023