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COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Jan. 20

As of 5 PM, Wednesday, January 20, Russell County has 791 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of four since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Department...

Jan 20, 2021
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Announces Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Governor Laura Kelly has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard in Kansas.

Jan 20, 2021
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Local Russell City Council Approves Water Rate Increase

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a water rate increase.

Jan 20, 2021
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Jan. 26, 27

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, January 26 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, January 27 from 9 to 11 AM.

Jan 20, 2021
Larry Geist
Local USD 399 Superintendent Larry Geist Announces Resignation

USD 399 Natoma-Paradise-Waldo Superintendent Larry Geist has announced his resignation.

Jan 20, 2021
Smoky Hills PBS
Local Next Week's Doctors on Call Features Dr. Bell

Doctors on Call, a local production of Smoky Hills PBS, will feature Dr. Bell Razafindrabe with Pain Spine and Rehab in Great Bend.

Jan 20, 2021
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Receive COVID-19 Update

The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and received an update on the local COVID-19 situation.

Jan 19, 2021
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Local Local COVID-19 Testing Change

Russell Regional Hospital was notified last Monday afternoon the final date for NIC/TourHealth mass public COVID-19 testing in Russell is Tuesday, January 19.

Jan 19, 2021
Fossil Station Flyers
Local Local Group Looking to Help Russell County Food Pantry

The demand for food, hygiene items and other necessities from the Russell County Food Pantry has been much higher in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan 19, 2021
RCACF Match Month
Local RCACF Reaches December Match Month Goal

In December and for the second time in 2020, the Russell County Area Community Foundation had an opportunity to receive matching funds from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

Jan 19, 2021
Drought Report for January 14, 2021. (Courtesy of US Drought Monitor)
Local Drought Conditions Continue Across Kansas

Drought conditions continue across much of Kansas.

Jan 19, 2021
Local Positive News: Russell County Sees Drop in COVID-19 Cases

For the first time since early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Russell County has reported no new cases of COVID-19 in a two day span.

Jan 19, 2021