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Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Will Meet December 4

The Russell County Commissioners will meet Monday, December 4 at the Russell County Courthouse beginning at 9 AM.

Dec 01, 2023
Russell City Council 1-3-23
Local Russell City Council Will Meet December 5

The Russell City Council will meet Tuesday, December 5 at 4:30 PM at City Hall.

Dec 01, 2023
Jordan Perez
Local USD 407 Superintendent Jordan Perez Releases December District Newsletter

Russell County USD 407 Superintendent Jordan Perez has released his December district newsletter.

Dec 01, 2023
Peter Laipson
Local FHSU Announces Selection of Peter Laipson to Lead Affiliation Initiative Implementation

Dr. Peter Laipson was chosen from a nationwide pool of candidates to lead Fort Hays State University, North Central Kansas Technical College and Northwest Kansas Technical College's strategic affiliat...

Dec 01, 2023
Jennifer Buzzell, Russell County Commissioner Duke Strobel, Kent Ellis and Joyce Ellis.
Local Retirement Reception Held for Russell County Noxious Weed Director Kent Ellis

The Russell County Noxious Weed Department hosted a retirement reception for Russell County Noxious Weed Director Kent Ellis at 205 South Front Street in Russell on November 30.

Nov 30, 2023
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15 Million Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices, Public Wi-Fi

Governor Laura Kelly has announced that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program.

Nov 30, 2023
Tracey Mann
Local Representative Mann Pushes for Five-Year Farm Bill

This week, US Representative Tracey Mann of Kansas called Congress' attention to the importance of reauthorizing a five-year Farm Bill.

Nov 30, 2023
Fort Hays State University
Local FHSU December Commencement Plans Underway

Fort Hays State University will recognize approximately 1,157 graduates during its fifth annual fall commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 15 (in person) and Saturday, December 16 (virtual).

Nov 30, 2023
Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407 District Site Council Meeting is December 14

The next USD 407 District Site Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 PM in the Russell High School Student Services Center.

Nov 29, 2023
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Receives Final Report, Recommendations from Wildfire Task Force

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the Governor's Wildfire Task Force has submitted its final report summarizing and providing recommendations on how to improve the systems, procedures and personnel t...

Nov 29, 2023
Cost Share Program Fall 2023 Announcement
Local Hell Creek Bridge Project Awarded Fall 2023 KDOT Cost Share Funding

Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed have announced that more than $12 million will be awarded to 16 transportation construction projects across Kansas through the Kansas Depa...

Nov 28, 2023
2024 Standard License Plate Sample
Local Governor Kelly Announces New Path Forward on State License Plate

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the Kansas Department of Revenue will pause production on the license plate design revealed last Wednesday and create a process to receive public input before select...

Nov 28, 2023